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Tuesday, 27 May 1969

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

For what purpose does the Department of Health utilise three-quarters of an acre of land al Berrys Bay, New South Wales?

Senator Dame ANNABELLE RANKIN - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The land is utilised as an operational base for Department of Health launches used in the quarantine service and for fumigation work in connection with shipping in the port of Sydney. Also located on the site is a slipway to enable the launches to be slipped for inspections, scraping cleaning and painting. A wharf is provided for mooring Departmental launches.

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