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Thursday, 27 March 1941


Senator CUNNINGHAM (Western Australia) . - I support Senator Keane. I was astonished at some of the remarks made by Senator Dein. It seems to me that he has no conception of the principles of wage fixation when he says that the wage of a single man should be reduced.


Senator Dein - I said nothing of the kind. I said that in effect the court has said that single men were paid too much.


Senator CUNNINGHAM - -The honorable senator expressed the opinion that single men were paid too much.


Senator Dein - I rise to a point of order. Senator Cunningham is misconstruing what I said. At no stage did I say that single men were paid too much. I said that in effect the court had decided that single men and men with wives but no children were paid too much.

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon. J. B. Hayes). - Senator Cunningham must accept Senator Dein's explanation.


Senator CUNNINGHAM - When Senator Dein Was dealing with rents which are not paid by single men, he said that a wage for single men similar to the wage for married men who had rent to pay was too much for them to receive.







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