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Thursday, 8 October 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Myxomatosis, which the Government has in contemplation as a killer of rabbits, has been imported into Australia under the authority of the Department of Health. No steps will be taken for its dissemination until it has been thoroughly tested out, so as to ensure that all other animal life> as well as bird life, is immune from attack by it. Experiments which were conducted over a considerable period in England proved that in that country, under different climatic conditions, it attacks nothing but the rabbit.

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