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Thursday, 26 September 1912

Senator CHATAWAY (QUEENSLAND) asked the VicePresident of the Executive Council, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that a number of immigrants are arriving in Australia suffering from disease contracted before they left the United Kingdom?

2.   If so, will the Government take action, under the powers conferred by the Constitution, to have all immigrants medically examined at the ports of sailing? or,

3.   Will the Government take steps to enforce the provisions of the Immigration Restriction Act, dealing with persons suffering from infectious or loathsome disease?

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