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Wednesday, 20 December 1905

Senator PLAYFORD (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Defence) - I had not seen the paragraph until my attention was directed to it a minute or two ago. I shall bring 'it under the notice of the Minister of External Affairs with a view to obtaining the information desired. Under the Contract Immigrants Act recently passed, we shall be able to follow these men to the gold-fields, and, if necessary, deal with them in a manner that would have been impossible under the Immigration Restriction Act.

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