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Wednesday, 31 July 1946


Mr CALWELL (Melbourne) (Minister for Immigration and Minister for Information) . - I move -

That the amendment be agreed to.

These additions are consequential upon the inclusion of the new clauses 18a to 18p, and in order that the provisions of the bill relating to the staff of the commission may be segregated from the remainder.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Clause18- (3.) A person shall not be .... . . appointed to a clerical office in that Service unless he has in open competition successfully passed the prescribed entrance examination: (8.) Officers appointed by the Commission shall, subject to this section, be subject tosuch terms and conditions of. employment (including conditions with respect to punishment for breaches of discipline) as are determined by the Commission. (12.) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, any other employee of the Company or any employee of Cable and Wireless Limited who, at the date of acquisition by the Commission of the tele-communication assets referred to respectively in sub-sections (1.) and (2.) of section twenty-three of this Act, is exclusively or mainly engaged in Australia in or in connexion with telecommunication services and has been so exclusively or mainly engaged for a period of three years and for whom the Commission can find suitable employment shall be entitled to a position in the service of the Commission with such status and salary and under such conditions as the Commission thinks just:

Senate's Amendment No.4. - Sub-clause (3.), leave out " a . clerical ", insert "an".

Motion (by Mr. Calwell) agreed to -

That the amendment be agreed to.

Senate's Amendment No.5. - Sub-clause (8.), leave out " section ", insert " Division ".

Motion (by Mr. Calwell) agreed to -

That the amendment be agreed to.

Senate's Amendment No.6.- Sub-clause (8.), leave out " (including conditions with respect to punishment for breaches of discipline)".

Senate's Amendment No.7. - Sub-clause ( 12 ) , leave out " and has been so exclusively or mainlyengaged for a period of three years ".







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