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Wednesday, 23 November 1960


Mr WARD - I want to ask the Minister for Labour and National Service a question. I desire to know whether he is aware that a day or so ago the Commonwealth Industrial Court imposed a savage fine of £500 upon the Waterside Workers Federation of Australia, because some of its members had exercised their right to withhold their labour following failure to resolve an industrial dispute. Is it a fact that the matter upon which the federation was fined was heard and determined by three judges, two of whom had been active Liberal members of this Parliament in recent years? Does the Minister consider it conducive-


Mr Menzies - I rise to a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The honorable member for East Sydney has made a grave reflection on the judiciary.







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