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Australia Enters Fight Between League Council and Mandates Commission

October 14, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Australia will enter the fight between the League Council and the Permanent Mandates Commission over the question of the jurisdiction over the mandated territories, it was learned here today from a government announcement.

The federal government of Australia declares that it intends to protest to the League Council against the proposed new questionnaire of the Permanent Mandates Commission concerning the mandated territories.

Senator George F. Pearce, minister for home territories, declared that it is practically the unanimous opinion of the empire that the questionnaire of the Permanent Mandates Commission is too inquisitorial. It asks information on points of administration of the former German possessions which are held by Australia under a mandate. These questions are entirely within the jurisdiction of the Australian government, he declared.

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