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Thursday, 20 April 1972
Page: 1309

Senator BISHOP (South Australia) - There is contained in this legislation provision for a change of designation of the Minister who will advise the Board. The question that concerns me is raised more strongly in regard to proposed new section ISa, but my query is related also to the clause under consideration. Proposed new section 15a makes a different prescription from that which is contained in the Public Service Arbitration Act but which will be replaced by proposed new section 15a. Sub-section (4.) of that prescription provides that an application made 'under the last preceding sub-section' may be made by a Minister affected by the claim or application. Proposed new section

I 5a (4.) (b) reads:

(b)   a Minister by whom the application was made or who is affected by the claim, application or matter.

In relation to the clause which we are now discussing it seems to me that the same tendency has developed. I ask: Why is it that a Minister who may not necessarily be the Minister whose department is involved in the dispute should be given power to advise the Board of the dispute?

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