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Thursday, 27 March 1941

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The honorable senator himself is a budding lawyer. He is probably more astute, because he knows the tricks of the trade, than any well-trained lawyer on ibn industrial side. At present, we desire industrial peace more than anything else. If this discussion has done nothing else, it has, at least, brought before us the necessity for doing something along the lines of the proposals made in 1929 to clear up the anomalies associated with our present arbitration system, as well as all those difficulties and delays devised by the ingenuity of man. Speed is more essential in industrial arbitration than in any other branch of the law. Putting the matter in a nutshell, I say that if the temper of parties is such today, as I believe it to be, we should get closer together in an endeavour to eliminate from our social and political life the bitterness caused by industrial disputes.

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