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Friday, 25 November 1910

Senator ST LEDGER (QUEENSLAND) - Will the VicePresident of the Executive Council endeavour to obtain accurate information as to whether there is insufficient or defective accommodation on board vessels bringing immigrants to Australia? If the statements published are correct, will the Government take steps to increase the number of steamers bringing immigrants to this country ?

Senator McGREGOR - The honorable senator will recognise that up to the present time the matter of bringing immigrants to Australia has been in the hands of the States. Some of the States have already declared that if sufficient accommodation for immigrants on board vessels is not available, they are prepared to take the responsibility of chartering ships.

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