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Friday, 22 June 1906

Senator O'KEEFE (Tasmania) ; - - I have only to say in reply that I trust the motion will be carried. Those who have opposed it have done so only on the ground that we should not prevent the experiments being carried on outside the laboratory, as soon as it has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of all parties that experiments so conducted would be harmless. I think that the motion, as amended, ought to meet the views of these honorable senators. If the scientists appointed to watch the proceedings on behalf of the Government are satisfied that experiments conducted outside the laboratory would be harmless, the motion will not prevent the adoption of that course.

Senator Millen - There would be nothing except a vote by Parliament.

Senator O'KEEFE - I - In the circumstances, I do not think Parliament would be likely to interfere.

Senator Guthrie - I beg to call attention to the state of the Senate. [Quorum formed.]

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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