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Thursday, 3 September 1942

Sir FREDERICK STEWART - Will the Minister for Supply and Development state by whose direction successful tenderers for Commonwealth Government textile contracts have been advised that before their contracts can be ratified they must call upon the secretary of the Amalgamated Clothing Union and sign an agreement, the purport of which is that every employee in the service of the contractor must become a financial member of the union? If compulsory unionism be the policy of the Government, would it not be more dignified to have that provision inserted in the main contract instead of having it in a nongovernment document?

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