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Friday, 13 October 1911


Senator O'KEEFE (Tasmania) . - Before the Minister replies, I desire to ask for a little information regarding the vote for quarantine. First, we are asked to vote for general purposes . £260 for salaries, and . £220 for contingencies. Then we are asked to vote for New South Wales . £150 for salaries, and £700 for contingencies ; for Victoria, nothing for salaries, and £900 for contingencies ; for Queensland, nothing for salaries, and £600 for contingencies; for South Australia, nothing for salaries, and . £350 for contingencies; for Western Australia, £35 for salaries, and £700 for contingencies ;for Tasmania; nothing for salaries, and £200 for contingencies ; and for the Northern Territory, £100 for contingencies. I cannot understand why, in conducting the business 'of quarantine, so much is required for contingencies for each State as compared with the amount which is asked for salaries. I hope that the Minister will be able to furnish some information on this point when he replies.







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