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Friday, 26 July 1912


Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - Senator Needham is slightly in error in thinking that a vessel flying the yellow flag cannot come in to sl wharf. When there is disease on board 3l vessel, the black-and-yellow flag is flown, and vessels flying that flag are not permitted to come in to the wharf.


Senator Needham - The boat to which I refer came alongside the wharf at Fremantle flying the yellow flag.


Senator FINDLEY - When a boat flies the yellow flag, that is an indication that she desires pratique. The probability is that ihe vessel to which Senator Needham refers came in to the wharf under the instructions of the officer on board. The yellow flag is not always a sign of danger.


Senator Needham - Is it right that a vessel flying the yellow flag should come in to a wharf?


Senator FINDLEY - According to the quarantine authorities, it is not wrong.


Senator Millen - The yellow flag is not a declaration that there is disease on board.


Senator FINDLEY - No. Senator Needham is under a wrong impression if he believes that the flying of the yellow flag is an indication that there is a quarantinable disease on board a vessel.


Senator Needham - What is it flown for?


Senator FINDLEY - It is a demand for pratique, but it is not an indication that there is a quarantinable disease on board.







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