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Wednesday, 3 June 1970

Mr SNEDDEN(Bruce- Minister for

Labour and National Service) - by leave - Mr Speaker, I move:

The the following Orders of the Day, Government Business, be discharged:

No. 33 - Commonwealth Employees' Compensation Bill 1970: Second Reading - Resumption of debate.

No. 35 - Air Accidents (Commonwealth Liability) Bill 1970: Second Reading- Resumption of debate.

The reason for the discharge of these Orders of the Day is that there has not yet been time for the various interested organisations, including the Opposition, to complete their examination of the Bills. Included in the Bills is a provision for increased rates to be paid. Consultation has taken place with the Opposition which, I believe, is agreeable to the discharge of these 2 Orders so that, under Standing Orders, a new Bill can be introduced which will be confined to the rates only. In this way, when the legislation is passed, those people who obtain Commonwealth employees compensation will be able to obtain it at the higher rate instead of waiting until the next session for the higher rate when the Bill will be dealt with.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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