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THE PARLIAMENT OP THE COMMONWEALTH. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Read 29th November, 1912. {Brought in by the Minister for External Affairs , the Honorable Josiah Thomas.) A BILL FOR AN ACT To amend the Immigration Restriction Act 1901-1910. B E it enacted by the King ' s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows : 1. (1.) This Act may be cited as the Immigration Act 1912. short title sad * * _ citation. 5 (2.) The Immigration Restriction Act 1901-1910 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act. (3.) The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Immigration Act 1901-1912. 2. Section two of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in the Amendment of 10 definition of " officer " " * 2 * * * * * 8 ' (a) after the word " Customs " the words " or of the Department of External Affairs, " and ( 6 ) after the word " State " the words " or Territory being part of the Commonwealth. " 8 . Section [C. 44] -- 855/29.11.1912. F.16516.
Amendment et 3 . Section three of the Principal Act is amended 8. s. (i.) by^omitting paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e), and (/) and inserting the following paragraphs in their stead : " (b) any person not possessed of the prescribed certificate of health ; " (c) any idiot, imbecile, feeble-minded person, or epileptic ; " (d) any person suffering from a serious transmissible disease or defect ; " (e)^any person suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, trachoma, or with any loathsome or dangerous communicable disease, either general or local ; " (/) any person suffering from any other disease or mental or physical defect, which from its nature is, in the opinion of an officer, liable to render the person concerned a charge upon the public or upon any public or charitable institution ; " (g) any person suffering from any other disease, disability, or disqualification which is prescribed ; " (ga) any person.who has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to imprisonment for one year or more, unless five years have elapsed since the termination of the imprisonment ; " (gb) any person who has been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, but whose sentence* has been suspended or shortened conditionally on his emigration, unless five years have elapsed since the expiration of the terms for which he was sentenced ; " (gc) any prostitute, procurer, or person living on the prostitution of others (ii.) by inserting in paragraph (A) after the words " certificate of [ exemption " the words " as prescribed " ; (iii.) by omitting from paragraph (h) the words " in the form in the Schedule, signed by the Minister or by any officer appointed under this Act, whether within or without the Commonwealth " ; and (iv.) by inserting at the end of paragraph (k) the following proviso : " Provided also that identification cards bearing the full name, thumbprint, photograph, and prescribed description of each member of the crew, and endorsed by the master, have been produced to any officer on demand 4. After section 3 of the Principal Act the following sections are inserted : o^medu*™ 611 * " 3 a . —( 1 .) The Governor-General may establish Commonwealth bureaux and Medical Bureaux at such places outside the Commonwealth as he of officers. thinks lit. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 " (2.) The
" (2.) The Minister may appoint a Chief Medical Officer to be in charge of a Commonwealth Medical Bureau and such other officers in connexion with the Bureau as he thinks necessary. " (3.) The salaries of such officers shall be paid out of moneys to *6 be provided by the Parliament. " (4.) Officers so appointed shall not be subject to the Commonwealth Public Service Act 1902-1911 or any Act amending or substituted for the same. " 3 b . (1.) The Minister may appoint duly qualified medical prac- Appointment; 10 titioners to be medical referees for the purposes of this Act at such referee ^ 81 places outside or within the Commonwealth as he thinks fit. " (2.) Medical referees shall be paid such fees as are prescribed. " 3c. The Minister may authorize a list of questions to be put to Minister may and answered by an intending immigrant on his examination by a oFqueBtions! 15 medical referee. " 3 d . (1.) An intending immigrant 1 shall be examined as to his Medical physical and mental fitness by a medical referee, and shall answer the SS 5 ng IO " authorized list of questions put to him by the medical referee, who immigrant8, shall, if he is satisfied that the intending immigrant is of sound 20 health, issue to him, on payment of the prescribed fee, a certificate of health in the prescribed form. " ( 2 .) Where an intending immigrant embarks at a port where there is no medical referee, he shall prior to his departure be examined as to his physical and mental fitness by the ship ' s medical officer, and 25 shall answer the authorized list of questions put to him by the ship ' s medical officer, who shall, if he is satisfied that the intending immigrant is of sound health, issue to him, on payment of the prescribed fee, a certificate of health in the prescribed form. " (3.) If the medical referee or the ship ' s medical officer is not 30 satisfied that the intending immigrant is of sound health, he shall send a report on the health of the intending immigrant, together with the answers of the intending immigrant to the authorized list of questions to the Chief Medical Officer, who may, if he thinks fit, on payment of the prescribed fee, issue a certificate of health in the prescribed form 35 to the intending immigrant : " Provided that the Chief Medical Officer shall not issue a certificate of health to any person believed by him to be suffering from or Effected with any disease or disability either specifically mentioned or of a class mentioned in this Act or the regulations. 40 " ( 4 .) The Chief Medical Officer may require an intending immigrant to be examined as to his physical and mental fitness by him or by a duly qualified medical practitioner appointed by him. " ( 5 .) The fee paid by an intending immigrant for a certificate of health issued under this section shall be refunded to him upon his 45 being allowed to enter the Commonwealth. " 3 b . ( 1.) A Collector
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