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Tuesday, 7 September 1920

Mr RYAN (West Sydney) . - I quite understand the purpose ofthe message, but I desire to know if it "will be possible, in the course of consideration of the message, to secure the insertion by way of an amendment, of a new clause: That the living wage at its declaration shall apply automatically to awards and agreements varying all wages and salaries insuch by not less than the amount of the living wage may have been varied.

Such an amendment might increase the burden upon the Consolidated Revenue.

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