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Monday, 13 September 1971
Page: 1217

The following answers to questions upon notice were circulated:

International Labour Conventions (Question No. 3700)

Mr Lynch - The answer to the honourable members question is as follows:

(1)   At the Fifty-sixth Session of the International Labour Conference held at Geneva in June 1971 the Australian Government delegates voted for the adoption of each of the 4 Instruments adopted, viz.:

Convention No. 135 - Workers' Representatives, 1971

Convention No. 136 - Benzene. 1971

Recommendation No. 143 - Workers' Representatives, 1971

Recommendation No. 144 - Benzene. 1971.


Convention No. 47- Forty-Hour Week, 1935 (ratified on 22nd October 1970)

Convention . No.112 - Minimum Age (Fishermen), 1959 (ratified on15th June 1971).

(3)   On 31st March 1971 Convention No. 99 - Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery (Agriculture) 1951 was declared applicable without modification to the Territory of Papua New Guinea and inapplicable to Norfolk Island.

Defence Establishments: Pre-school Age Children (Question No. 3846)

Mr Fairbairn (FARRER, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Defence) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The statistics and other information sought are not maintained by the Service Departments.

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