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Thursday, 28 April 1921

Senator GARDINER asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

1.   Did the Eight Honorable the Prime Minister, when speaking at Bendigo on 30th October, 1019, say -

(a)   "If we are to have industrial peace we must be prepared to pay the price."

(6)   "The Government is, therefore, appointing a Royal Commission to inquire into the cost of living in relation to the minimum or basic wage."?

2.   Was a Royal Commission appointed?

3.   Did the Commission find that the basic wage for a man, his wife, and three children would be £5 16s. per week?

4.   Is it the intention of the Government to take any steps to give effect to the finding of that Commission?

5.   What was the total cost of the Commission?

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