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Thursday, 21 May 1970


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

(1)   Will he give a specific answer as to whether the Commonwealth Industrial Court recently ruled that section 141 of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act makes it lawful for a union executive to carry a resolution containing an erroneous expression of legal opinion as to a members rights to petition for a controlled election in his union and that no remedy would be available under the Act until an implied threat became a reality.

(2)   Is it a breach of union rules for a union executive to carry a resolution which constitutes a breach of section 171 (3.) of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act.

(3)   If so, under what section of the Act can a person affected by such a decision seek redress.


Mr Snedden - The answer to the honour able member's question is as follows:

(1)   I am informed by my advisers that they are not aware of any decision of the Commonwealth Industrial Court which is authority for the general proposition advanced by the honourable member in this part of his question.

(2)   This will depend onthe rules of the Union.

(3)   If the decision constitutes a breach of the union's rules, a person affected by this decision can seek redress under section 141.

United Nations Charter: Review (Question No. 985)


Dr Everingham asked the Minister for

Externa! Affairs, upon notice:

What arguments did Ghana, Australia or others give in support of Ghana's amendment to the United Nations Charter review resolution referred to in the answer to my question No. 722 (Hansard, 5th May 1970, page 1652).


Mr McMahon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Views expressed by delegations to the United Nations General Assembly on a Ghanaian amendment to a resolution on the subject of a review of the Charter of the United Nations (resolution 2552(XXIV)) are in documents A/C. 6 'SR. 1174 and 1175, which are available in the Parliamentary Library.

United Nations Charter: Review (Question No. 984)


Dr Everingham asked the Minister for

External Affairs, uponnotice:

Will the Government:

(a)   promote public discussion on agenda items for the Sixth Committee review of the United Nations Charter before the Committee's relevant deliberations, and

(b)   table these items as soon as they are available.


Mr McMahon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Government would welcome serious and informed public discussion of suggestions for a review of the United Nations Charter. United Nations documentspertaining to proposals for Charter review will be made available in the Parliamentary Library and the National Library as soon as they are received from New York.







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