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Thursday, 14 September 1911

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - We had an exactly similar experience in connexion with the Quarantine Act. The Commonwealth took over quarantine from the States, but no provision was made in the Act to enable us to take over State quarantine property. Nevertheless, we took it over, under section 85 of the Constitution. We shall deal with pilot vessels in exactly the same way.

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