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Thursday, 26 August 1937

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The Government of Tasmania did refuse the use of the island for that purpose.

Senator Duncan-Hughes - Why ?

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Offhand I am unable to give the specific reason; but I understand that, although the virus had been thoroughly tested, the Government of Tasmania was afraid that the experiments with it would endanger certain other animal life on the island. Offers of the use of islands for these experimental purposes have been made by various persons in South Australia, and these are being considered by officers of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

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