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Wednesday, 31 May 1972
Page: 2330

Senator RAE (Tasmania) - With a spirit of helpfulness I suggest for the consideration of Senator James McClelland who moved the amendment a further amendment to sub-section (4.) of proposed new section 145. If it is worded in the way I shall suggest it will overcome the problem which has just been raised. I suggest that sub-section (4.) read:

A resignation of membership of an organisation is valid notwithstanding that it is not effected in accordance with this section if the acceptance of the resignation is recorded by the organisation or if the member is informed in writing by or on behalf of the organisation that the resignation has been accepted.

I have added the words 'if the acceptance of the resignation is recorded by the organisation' and 'in writing". So the union records recording the resignation or the notice in writing would be proof of the acceptance of the resignation. This seems to go someway towards overcomingthe problem.

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