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Friday, 26 July 1912

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - Senator Guthrie says that we should have issued a proclamation in regard to the Irishman case. It is true that we could have done that under the principal Act. But proclamations cannot be issued in a moment. In order that in future we may be able to deal with such cases without difficulty, there is provision in this Bill to enable us, if deemed desirable, not to quarantine a whole ship and every passenger on board, but to isolate those passengers who are suffering from measles, and allow the others to proceed on their journey. This will be much to the convenience of ship-owners, and will still insure the safety of the community.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 13 to 15 agreed to.

Clause 16 (Vessels having cases of communicable disease on board).

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