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Tuesday, 22 October 1974
Page: 1831

Senator MULVIHILL - Can the Minister representing the Minister for Labor and Immigration comment further on the case of a girl of non-European origin who was denied employment and the circumstances of the case which were to be the basis of a ministerial investigation? The question concerns the contravention of a convention relating to employment discrimination.

Senator BISHOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) - The question raises the matter of discrimination. It concerns a young lady who applied for a position and was refused it. I have seen the Press cuttings on this matter and last week I discussed it with Mr Cameron. In his opinion it was a case of discrimination and he is going to see that it is referred to the Discrimination Board. He pointed out that recently the Government has ratified the appropriate convention of the International Labour Organisation which deals with this sort of situation. I will inform the honourable senator of any other details about the case that I can obtain.

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