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Thursday, 2 December 1971
Page: 4008

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Corbett (MARANOA, QUEENSLAND) - ls leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted. (The document read as follows) -

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The figures that 1 quoted were not my own figures; they were supplied to me by the Legislative Research Service of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library. The Research Service has always been meticulous in providing information that is absolutely correct. [ can only assume, therefore, that the figures I quoted are correct. They were not figures which I drew up myself, although if T had done it myself, naturally they also would be correct.

Whilst members of the Opposition commend the Bill to the House and will vole for it, we would like Government supporters to remember that when we are in Government next year and when we bring down a Bill in the following year that does not provide the full list of existing rates measured against the new rates, they would be lacking in their duty as members of Her Majesty's Opposition if they did not draw our attention to the deficiency. This should be done. They would be lacking in their duties if they did not tell us where there was a distortion in the wage or salary structure, what the distortion was and make us do what I believe the Government should be doing. With those few well chosen remarks, I conclude, and I hope that the Bill has a speedy passage.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

Message from the Governor-General recommending appropriation announced.

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