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Tuesday, 7 December 1965


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (Hindmarsh) . - I cannot let the inaccurate comments of the honorable member for Moreton (Mr. Killen) go unchallenged. The honorable member for Fremantle (Mr. Beazley) was perfectly correct in drawing the analogy that he did. The Commonwealth Industrial Court has the right to examine the contract that exists between a union executive and its members, and the examination of the contract takes the form of an examination to determine whether the contract is unlawful or oppressive or unjust. These tests - oppressive or unjust - leave such an enormous area in which to swerve, so to speak, that the Court can virtually do whatever it likes. Thanks to the Court's interpretation of the terms " unjust " and " oppressive ", union rules-


The CHAIRMAN - Order! I think the honorable member for Hindmarsh has now made his point and is developing an argument on a matter that is not before the Committee.







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