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Tuesday, 10 August 1926

Senator PEARCE - That suggestion has already been considered, and it is thought that with a commission of eight it will be possible to give' representation to every State. That point will be borne in mind when a selection is made from those nominated by the employers and the employees.

Senator NEEDHAM - Since there are six States, and we understand that there are to be eight members of the Commission, will the Minister explain how it is possible to have a representative of the employers and the employees from each State?

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Why not enlarge the delegation to 24?

Senator NEEDHAM - I; am asking a reasonable question. I wish to know if it is possible to give representation to both employers and employees in each State.

Senator PEARCE - It will not be possible to do that, but it will be possible to give each State representation. The Government does not tie itself down to do so, but, when making the selection, it will bear in mind the honorable senator's suggestion.

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