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Tuesday, 19 September 1972
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Senator WRIGHT - On 17th August Senator Cavanagh asked me the following question without notice:

I desire to ask a question of .the Minister representing the Minister for Labour and National Service. I ask: When ls it' proposed, as was promised by the Attorney-General in the debate on the last amendment to the Conciliation and Arbitration Act, to introduce amendments to that Act to overcome the difficulties now being encountered as a result of a court decision in the case known as Moore versus Doyle?

In the course of my reply I said that an early opportunity would be taken by either the Attorney-General or myself to give the honourable senator any further information that is available. The Minister for Labour and National Service has provided me with the following information:

The Working Party established to give detailed consideration to the problems discussed by the Commonwealth Industrial Court's judgment in Moore v. Doyle has completed its discussions and its report is in the course of preparation. As soon as this becomes available the Government will consider the Working Party's recommendations on amendments to the Conciliation and Arbitration Act. However, it would not be possible during the current sittings of Parliament to introduce such amendments. It is expected that any amendments the Government decides on would be introduced as soon as possible in the next Parliament.

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