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Friday, 15 June 1906

Mr HUGHES (West Sydney) .- The amendment proposed by the honorable member for Kalgoorlie, as proposed to be amended by the honorable member for Yarra. will suit me very well, and I have no objection to its incorporation in my motion. The end I had in. view has been well served by the public declaration of the opinions of honorable members on both sides, and which, I am happy to say, have, almost in every instance, been such as I hold myself, coloured in some cases, no doubt, by the spectacles through which some honorable members have unfortunately looked at the question.

Amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Resolved -

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 until such time as Parliament or the Government, if Parliament is not in session, is satisfied that outside experiments will be harmless.

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