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Wednesday, 11 July 1906

Sir WILLIAM LYNE (Hume) (Minister of Home Affairs) . - I took exception to the wording of the amendment, because I thought it was too involved and not workable. I intend to propose an amendment which is more directly worded, and will have the same effect. I move -

That the amendment be amended by inserting after the word "Industries" the following words: - "shall not include industries in which, in the opinion of the Comptroller-General or Justice, as the case may be, the majority of workers do not receive adequate remuneration, or are subject to unfair terms or conditions of labour or employment."

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Will that apply to all industries?

Sir WILLIAM LYNE - Yes. The honorable and learned member for Angas will see that the word " remuneration " is used, and that according to the interpretation clause, that embraces almost everything. The provisions in clause 14 will render it unnecessary to enter into the details which the honorable and learned member for Angas has included in his amendment, and I hope honorable members will accept the alternative proposal which deals with the matter directly, and will achieve the object in view.

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