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Wednesday, 4 August 1920

Provisions Suggested fob Incorporation in a Bill to Normalize Industry and Eliminate Industrial Turmoil.

1.   An Arbitration Court.

2.   Consisting of -(a) State Courts (one for each State), (b) a Supreme Court in Melbourne.

3.   Each State Court to automatically and promptly intervene in industrial differences whenever the disputants cannot themselves come to a peaceful agreement.

4.   The disputants to have the right of appeal from the State to the Supreme Court.

5.   Each of the State Courts and the Supreme Court to have power to- (a) make its awards retrospective, (b) power to restrain the disputants from flouting the award by using their funds for the purpose of employing the strike or lockout.

6.   To prevent congestion by assuring to the disputants a hearing within two months of their cases being listed.

7.   The State Court to have power to secure, whenever necessary, the aid of additional Justices to deal with cases on the day listed. 8 A Court of Industrial 'Review.

9.   To consist of three Judges and one representative of capital and one of labour.

10.   To annually review and, if necessary, revise industrial awards.

11.   The parties affected by an alteration or lack of alteration in the award to have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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