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Friday, 1 December 1911


Senator STEWART (Queensland) . - I move -

That the following new sub-clause be added : - (3.) A minimum wage of 12s. per day of eight hours shall be paid to the workers engaged in the construction of the railway.

I think that this sub-clause ought to be inserted in the Bill. It is a proposal with which every honorable senator should be in sympathy.


Senator Gardiner - Twelve shillings per day is not up to the Western Australian wage standard.


Senator STEWART - The honorable senator can move a higher figure. I do not object.


Senator Gardiner - The honorable senator wants to cut the Western Australian wages down.


Senator STEWART - In any case, 1 submit the amendment.







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