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Monday, 18 December 1905

Senator PULSFORD asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

With reference to the clause in the Immigration Restriction Amendment Bill which sanctions arrangements being made with foreign countries whereby their subjects are exempted from the dictation tests -

1.   Will the Department of External Affairs intimate to the Governments of India, Japan, and China that the Commonwealth of Australia is now prepared to consider such arrangements?

2.   Have tne Government prepared any draft indicating in any general way the main features or clauses of such arrangements ?

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