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Friday, 12 June 1914

Senator NEEDHAM (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I rise to ask the Leader of the Senate a question regarding the intentions of the Government about immigration. I have often suggested that the Commonwealth should take full charge of the immigration system. Senator Clemons, when I asked a question once, said that he would recommend to the Government that such should be done, and that an agreement should be entered into with the States. Is it the intention of the Government, as a result' of the recent Premiers' Conference, to take this matter in hand, with the view of seeing that the Commonwealth shall, fully control the immigration schemes of Australia ?

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