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Tuesday, 9 March 1971
Page: 753


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

Will he again examine. .paragraph (2) of question 2037 (Hansard, 16th February 1971, page 96), together with his answer thereto, and state how the view can be taken that Mr Justice Gallagher in granting the 35-hotir week to coal miners was not influenced - to act on his own motion when it became apparent that direct action in the form of strikes and threats of strikes rather than resort to arbitration was being used as the method for . obtaining reduced ordinary hours for mine workers.. . .


Mr Snedden The answer to the honourable member's question is. as follows: 1 did not imply the view in paragraph (2) of question No. 2037 that Mr Justice Gallagher was not influenced to act on his own motion when it became apparent that direct action by coal miners in the form of strikes-, and -.threats of strikes rather than resort to arbitration was being used as the method for obtaining reduced ordinary hours for mine workers. However the honourable member will be aware that M,r Justice Gallagher at no stage in bis written reasons. .indicated that he had decided to award a 35-hour- .week for coal mining employees because they .had .engaged in industrial unrest. .. ,;, .







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