The newly-formed Institute of P.P. Board Officials—stock inspectors, secretaries, and rabbit inspectors—will open its inaugural meeting and conference at King's Hall, Hunter-street, on Monday morning next. The Minister for Agriculture will open the conference. Lectures will be given by the chief inspectors of stock, Mr. Symons, Dr. Dodd (Sydney University), Mr. W. W. Froggatt (Government Entomologist), and Mr. E. Breakwell (Government Agrostologist). Visits will be made to the new stock quarantine station at Abbotsford, and to the Homebush abattoirs.
Mr. E. C. Bluett, secretary Institute of P. P. Board Officials of N.S.W., writes:—In your Issue of the 18th inst. the secretary of the Bathurst P. P. Board is reported as stating that the newly-formed Institute of P. P. Board Officials has been formed mainly for the benefit of stock inspectors. This statement is not a fact. The institute is composed of stock inspectors, secretaries, and rabbit inspectors, who are admitted with an equal voice In the management. Every secretary and every rabbit inspector has been invited to join under a constitution which gives the same privileges of membership to everyone. Next week a conference will be held in Sydney, at which members will be able to discuss the various problems which arise in their work, and listen to lectures by eminent specialists on subjects of vital interest to themselves and their boards. These conferences will be held annually, and will be an important feature in the work of the institute. Comment has been directed to two resolutions sent in for discussion. These are only the opinions of individual members, and it would surely be wiser to reserve criticism for resolutions passed by the conference. On these we will be prepared for criticism, as they will have formed the subject of discussion, and will represent the combined opinion of our members. The Institute is entirely in the hands of those who join as members, and at present secretaries and rabbit inspectors have an equal chance with stock inspectors in securing whatever benefits or privileges the organisation has power to confer.