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Friday, 16 July 1926

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaVicePresident of the Executive Council) . - The dips are on the stock routes that lead into South Australia and Queensland. As there are very few Government officials in that part of Australia, they are erected at or near a head station, and the pastoralist on whose run they are placed undertakes to keep them in order. They may be used by any travelling stock. All stock that travels along those roads has to be dipped before passing into other States. These are Government dips.

Senator Reid - What clean country do the stock come through to account for their having to be dipped?

Senator PEARCE - Unfortunately the Northern Territory has the tick pest, and, as the cattle travel into clean country, they mustfirst be dipped. Practically the idea is to establish a quarantine area.

Schedule agreed to.

Preamble and title agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.

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