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Wednesday, 14 April 1915

Senator PEARCE - The Department, with the co-operation of the police departments of the States, is doing all that it can to safeguard the interests of the Commonwealth in the direction indicated by the question. As regards the particular incident to which the honorable senator referred, I would remind him that it was obvious from the action of the Emden herself that her captain was not aware that our transports were in her vicinity.

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