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Tuesday, 2 June 1970

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

(1)   Will he codify decisions of the Commonwealth Industrial Court and, where such decisions are found to be contradictory or in conflict wilh the policy of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act, take action to amend the Act in such a way as to eliminate ambiguities and injustices in the law.

(2)   Will he, at the same time, ensure that the law is brought into conformity with the policy of the Act.

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

(i)   and (2) lt is the practice of my Department to examine all judicial decisions including those of the Commonwealth Industrial Court, relevant to the Conciliation and Arbitration Act, so that these decisions can be taken into account when consideration is being given to amending the Act.

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