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Tuesday, 2 June 1970

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

What progress has been made in securing New South Wales legislation to permit ratification of International Labour Organisation Conventions (a) No. 32 - Protection Against Accidents (Dockers) (Revised). 1932, (b) No. 58- Minimum Age (Sea) (Revised1), 1936 and (c) No. 92- Accommodation of Crews (Revised), 1949.

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

I am advised that comprehensive legislation is to be drafted which will, inter alia, enable New South Wales to agree to ratification of Conventions Nos 58 and 92.

Consultations are continuing in respect of Convention No. 32.

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