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Tuesday, 23 March 1965


Senator FITZGERALD (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Can the

Minister representing the Minister for Shipping and Transport state what action the Government intends to take in respect of the claim by the Waterside Workers Federation for annual holidays, pensions and a guaranteed wage - benefits which John Curtin, as Prime Minister of Australia, said in September 1944 should receive consideration - particularly as since that date pensions have been granted to waterside workers in England, Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries, and more particularly in view of the huge profits that are now being made by the shipowners?







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