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Friday, 3 September 1920

Mr LAVELLE (Calare) .- I support the proposed new clause. Last night, when I proposed to insert a similar provision, the Minister (Mr. Groom refused to accept it on the ground that it was not constitutional, but his reason for opposing the amendment now "before the Committee is that the necessary provision is already contained in the Act. If the proposal was unconstitutional last night, it is extraordinary that it should be constitutional this morning. We all know the necessity for having awards policed. It is not fair to throw upon the employees the responsibility of seeing that the awards are observed, because we know that the employee who calls attention to the 'breach of an award is victimized.

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