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Tuesday, 19 December 1911

Senator CHATAWAY (Queensland) . - I think we should know why it is proposed to impose a duty on fly papers. I direct the attention of the Senate to the fact that recently a campaign has been started by all the Boards of Health throughout Australia to bring about the destruction of flies, which are held to be conveyers of every kind of disease.

Senator Pearce - The local fly paper is more deadly than the imported article.

Senator CHATAWAY - The Minister of Defence may laugh; but we are dealing here with a matter which affects the health of the people; The industry concerned must be absolutely trifling, and the freight on the article must afford ample Protection. I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to leave out the item.

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