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Wednesday, 23 June 1926

Senator NEEDHAM (Western Aus tralia) . - I move-

That the following new clause be inserted : - "8 (a). The principal act is amended by inserting after sub-section (1) of section 22 the following: - " Upon a registered organization lodging a claim as to any matter upon which the court is competent to deal, the court shall cause such matter to be published in the Gazette which shall be deemed to be sufficient notice to the respondents involved in the matter lodged in court, and the court will, in accordance with any further publication in the Gazette fixing a date for the hearing of the matter so lodged, thereupon proceed to hear such matter."

Sub-section 1 of section 22 of the principal act reads -

(1)   No industrial dispute shall without the approval of the President be submitted to the court by an organization unless theRegistrar certifies -

(a)   that he is satisfied that the consent of the organization to the submission has been given in manner prescribed by the rules of the organization; or

(b)   that the consent of the organization to the submission has been given by resolution of a general meeting of members convened in manner prescribed for the consideration of the question, or as the result of a poll of members of the organization on the question taken in manner prescribed; or

(c)   that consent to the submission has been given in writing under the management of the organization.

The new clause I have submitted would not of itself provide for sufficient notice, but my intention is that it should follow sub-section 1 of. section 22. The requirements of paragraphs a, b, and c of that sub-section having been complied with, it is contended that notice in the Gazette as provided for in my proposed new clause would be sufficient notice to all respondents in any matter brought before the court.

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