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Thursday, 1 August 1912


Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - I move -

That the words "on the recommendation of the Director of Quarantine " be left out.

I desire the deletion of these words in order to remove a legal objection which would exist to the Minister appointing an emergency quarantine ground without the recommendation of the Director of Quarantine. As honorable senators are aware, the practice is for the Minister to act upon the recommendation of the responsible officer. But it is not considered desirable that it should be a condition precedent to the exercise of power by the Minister that he should act only on the recommendation of the Director of Quarantine. For these reasons, I submit the amendment.







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