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Tuesday, 9 May 1961


Mr CAIRNS (YARRA, VICTORIA) - Does the Minister for Labour and National Service propose to introduce to-morrow a very controversial bill dealing with long service leave for waterside workers? Has it been the practice of the Government on other occasions when such legislation is introduced to leave it on the notice-paper so that proper consideration may be given to its controversial features? Did this not occur in the case of the Matrimonial Causes Bill last year, and the Patents Bill? Having regard to these precedents, and the very controversial nature of the long service leave legislation, will the Minister undertake that, after the bill has been given a first reading, he will allow it to remain on the notice-paper so that proper consideration may be given by those concerned to all its provisions?







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