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Thursday, 19 February 1959

Mr THOMPSON (PORT ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I direct to the PostmasterGeneral a question in relation to the control of fruit fly infestation in the various States. Is the Minister aware that although Victoria and South Australia have inspectors stationed at road blocks and also on trains to ensure that fruit which is not properly inspected does not enter those States, persons can send small parcels of fruit through the post and have them delivered to addressees without any inspection at all being made? My information is that this is being done in my own State, and that there is no control over fruit, which may be infested with fruit fly, being transmitted in this way.

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