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Sweeping new powers to detain, disinfect

An article about Australia.

THE Federal Government has secured sweeping powers to combat swine flu as the number of possible cases under investigation in Australia rose to 111 last night.

The Minister for Health, Nicola Roxon, announced last night the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, had consented to new powers allowing health officials to detain and disinfect people suspected of having the swine flu.

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Asked by smalltowngal at 10:39 AM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • what exactly do they do do disinfect these people?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Can anyone say......OUTBREAK!!!???

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Can anyone say ridiculous?

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:07 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • So sad they are choosing to hurt their people that way. Obama may allow it here he is a big government guy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Nicola Louise Roxon (born 1 April 1967) is an Australian politician, and is the Minister for Health and Ageing. She has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives since 1998, representing the Division of Gellibrand, in the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. She was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and was


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:04 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

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