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Friday, 15 June 1906

Debate resumed from 14th June (vide page 243), on motion by Mr. Hughes -

That this House is of the opinion that, as the introduction of the microbes proposed by Dr.

Danysz for the destruction of rabbits in the State of New South Wales may prove inimical to human and other animal life of Australia, it should not be -permitted except for laboratory experiments.

Upon which Mr. Frazer had moved bv way of amendment -

That the following words be added to the motion : - i! until such time as Parliament or the Government, if Parliament is not in session, is satisfied by the investigations of a duly appointed scientific committee approved by the Parliament, that outside experiments will be harmless."

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