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Thursday, 17 November 1983
Page: 2844

Mr HOWARD —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move, and the honourable member for Mitchell (Mr Cadman) will second:

That this House-

(1) notes the claim of the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations that comments critical of his conduct of his portfolio should be embraced within a substantive motion and not a matter of public importance; and

(2) condemns the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations for-

(a) his irresponsible support for the Building Industry Agreement;

(b) his failure to support adequately the recent decision of the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission rejecting that agreement;

(c) his action in inciting the parties to that agreement to find an artificial method of avoiding the consequences of the Commission's decision;

(d) the gross bias he has displayed in favour of the Transport Workers Union;

(e) his clearly stated intention to repeal section 45D of the Trade Practices Act; and

(f) other legislative amendments, sponsored by him, removing protection for individual trade unionists and conferring undue power upon certain trade unions.