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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 71


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

(1)   Does the Conciliation and Arbitration Act authorise the Governor-General to make regulations providing for the exhibiting, on the employer's premises, of a copy of any order or award binding on the employer concerned.

(2)   Do all awards and orders of the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission contain a provision for the posting of copies of such awards or orders on the premises of an employer bound by such awards and orders.

(3)   If there are no regulations requiring the exhibiting of awards and all awards of the Commission tlo not call for such exhibiting of awards what steps does he propose to take to ensure that this important requirement is carried out in future.


Mr Snedden - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   About one-fifth of the awards of the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission contain a provision for the posting of copies of such awards on the premises of lbc employers bound by such awards.

(3)   1 am inclined to the. view that this is a matter best left to the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission and to the parlies to disputes before thai body to deal with in the awardmaking process.







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