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Wednesday, 3 June 1970


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice: (!) What number of deaths was due to industrial accidents or industrial disease in each State and Territory of the Commonwealth in each of the past 5 years.


Mr Snedden - The answer to the honourable member's question is contained in the reply given to Question No. 414.

International Labour Organisation Conventions: Attitude of States (Question No. 925)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for

Labour and National Service, upon notice:

(1)   Which are the five States which, according to the Review of Australian Law and Practice Relating to Conventions Adopted by the International Labour Conference published by. his predecessor last October, have not yet agreed to the ratification of Convention No. 52 - Holidays with Pay,1 936.

(2)   Which are the four States which, according to the Review, have not yet agreed to the ratification of (a) Convention No. 65 - Penal Sanctions (Indigenous Workers), 1939 and (b) Convention No. 107 - Indigenous and Tribal Populations, 1957.

(3)   Which are the 3 States, which according to the Review, have not yet agreed to the ratification of (a) Convention No. 98- Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, 1949 and (b) Convention No. 112- Minimum Age (Fishermen), 1959.

(4)   Which are the 2 States which, according to the Review, have not yet agreed to the ratification of (a) Convention No. 47 - Forty Hour Week, 1934 and (b) Convention No. 123 - Minimum Age (Underground Work), 1965.

(5)   Which States have not yet agreed to the ratification of (a) Convention No. 100 - Equal Remuneration, 1951 and (b) Convention No. 120 - Hygiene (Commerce and Offices), 1964."


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

The information below takes account of developments since publication of the Review. In some instances agreement to ratification is dependent on the clarification of points of interpretation raised by the States concerned.

(1)   New South Wales, Queensland, South Aus tralia, Western Australia and Tasmania.

(2)   (a) New South Wales. Queensland and South

Australia.

(b)   Queensland and Western Australia.

(3)   (a) New South Wales, Queensland and South

Australia.

(b)   South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.

(4)   (a) All States are now in agreement.

(b)   Tasmania.

(5)   (a) New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania,

(b)   New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.







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