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Friday, 13 August 1920

Mr CHARLTON (Hunter) .- I would like the Prime Minister (Mr. Hughes) to closely examine this clause. In view of the fact that the Committee has left out clause 17, the clause now under considerationhas quite a different bearing. Under clause 17 there was power to appeal to a Special Tribunal under abnormal conditions, but now that clause has been eliminated appeals cannot be made to a Special Tribunal, and there may be difficulties in getting to the Court. Industrial organizationsmay experience difficulty in getting to the Court to vary an award.

Mr Groom - Clause 27 gives the power to review.

Mr CHARLTON - I am not sure Supposing a Local Tribunal comes to an agreement, which is filed and registered in the Arbitration Court, what power is there now that clause 17 has been eliminated? That provision gave a Special

Tribunal the right to review any decision of a Local Board or the Arbitration Court. We are now in the position that if an award of a Local Board is registered in the Abitration Court there is no provision for any review by a higher tribunal.

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