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Thursday, 20 April 1972
Page: 1304

Senator COTTON (New South WalesMinister for Civil Aviation) - I have made several attempts to rise. I gained the impression that Senator Bishop and many others were anxious to see this matter disposed of. I felt like a person caught in a maze with a certain number of people working steadily to find their way out while others were busily constructing new sections of the maze ahead. What I have said has been said more than once. It is obvious that either it is not understood or honourable senators opposite do not want to understand it. The term 'industrial situation' is defined in the way specified in the Bill lo cover the specific kinds of industrial trouble that have arisen.

They are referred to and have been referred to before. I will refer to them again. They include stoppages of work in general, bans or limitations on particular work or work in a particular area, work to regulations, refusal to work overtime, refusal to carry out particular duties, go slow strikes, refusals to obey directions. Other Acts have been referred to. They have been referred to before. They include Acts covering the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, the Australian Industries Development Corporation, the Australian Aluminium Production Regulation, the Australian National Airlines Commission, the Australian Coastal Shipping Commission and the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority. I think that Senator Bishop directed himself to a particular additional query, lt might not have been for the first time, but nonetheless I take it. with respect. I have asked my advisers whether they can produce for me and for him something that may help to see us further through this mess. I think that other honourable senators wish to speak. Therefore, I will sit down and let them rise.

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