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Thursday, 17 November 1960


Mr ANDERSON (Hume) .- 1 am very surprised that a lawyer, such as the honorable member for Werriwa (Mr. Whitlam), who has been practising in the New South Wales courts, should sponsor such an amendment as this. If I remember correctly, under laws passed by a Labour government, a member of a trade union can lay charges for breaches of legislation dealing with shops. He can extort and embarrass and indulge in vendettas against any shopkeeper; but he is not a government official, he is an official of a trade union He could use all this power given to him by a State Labour government to be vindictive to shopkeepers.







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