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Friday, 26 July 1912

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - The Quarantine Act permits of discrimination in regard to States that are considered " clean." I am informed that Western Australia is considered " clean " in this connexion, and that the people of that State need be under no apprehension regarding the introduction of the codlin moth, a protective proclamation in that regard having already been issued.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 7 to 11 agreed to.

Clause 12 -

After section twenty-six of the Principal Act the following section is inserted : - " 26A. - (1.) The master of a vessel subject to quarantine shall, forthwith on arrival at or near a port, bring the vessel to a place appointed by the Governor-General by proclamation to be a mooring ground for vessels subject to quarantine.

Penalty : One hundred pounds. "(2.) On the request of the master, owner, or agent of a vessel subject to quarantine, and en payment of the prescribed fee, the vessel may, with the approval of a prescribed quaran tine officer, be taken for inspection to some other place instead of to the mooring ground for vessels subject to quarantine."

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