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Tuesday, 11 May 1920

Mr BOWDEN asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Whether his attention has been drawn to the evidence given before the Basic Wage Commission now sitting in New South Wales by the wife of a Commonwealth employee, to the effect that her husband is receiving only £3 per week upon which to maintain himself, his wife, and four children?

2.   Are any of the Commonwealth employees in New South Wales being paid less than the amount of £3 17s. fixed by the New South Wales Commission as the minimum wage for a man with a wife and two children?

3.   If so, will the Government take steps to bring their employees up to the standard of wages paid by other employers in that State?

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