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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4554

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

(1)   Has he considered the suggestion made by the Industrial Registrar, Dr Ian Sharp, that a commission of inquiry constituted on a CommonwealthState basis and including management, unions, lawyers, economists, academics and representatives of both Commonwealth and State Governments be instituted to consider such matters as trade union law, over-award payments, penal sanctions, the need for constitutional amendments and other problems that have arisen in recent years.

(2)   If so, what action does the Government propose to take in the matter.

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

(1)   and (2) The Government considered this suggestion in connection with its general review of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act. Although that review did not entail the formal trappings of a commission of inquiry, there was available to the Government a broad spectrum of views as to what changes should be made to the Act. Also, in my statement to the House on December 7 on the outcome of that review, I said that the Government was taking the opportunity to outline its proposals to the entire community to enable responsible consideration to be given to «hat is intended by the Government.

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