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Friday, 22 June 1906

Mr FOWLER (PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - It is stated in the newspapers that the Government intend to make amendments in the Australian Industries Preservation Bill, and I wish, therefore, to know1 if they are willing to provide that die prohibition of imports shall be subject) to an undertaking on the part of the local employers thereby protected, that their employes will be paid Australian rates of wages, and' allowed to enjoy just and reasonable industrial conditions.

Mr. ISAACS.Consi deration for rates of wages and reasonable industrial conditions is one of the reasons for the Bill, but regard will be paid to the subject by the Government under all circumstances.

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