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Monday, 4 November 1996
Page: 5032


Senator JACINTA COLLINS(6.38 p.m.) —Senator Campbell will be very happy that I will be quite clear, narrow and specific on my question.


Senator Forshaw —This will be exceptional.


Senator JACINTA COLLINS —It will. The government and Democrats can be commended on the fact that in the functions of the commission generally, they are inserting into the bill a reference to work of equal value. The commission has, for some time, been applying the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value. My question to the parliamentary secretary is: why is it that in the retention of division 2, equal remuneration for work of equal value, we refer to equal remuneration, but in the functions of the commission generally we simply refer to equal pay?