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Tuesday, 19 July 1904

Mr SPENCE (Darling) - I desire to move an amendment in the part of schedule which is placed below paragraph (I). I wish to ask the Committee to omit the paragraph with regard to the name of every registered organization including the name of the industries affected, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the following: -

The rules of every registered organization shall contain the name of the industry in connexion with which it is established, and shall state whether it consists of employers or employees.

The alteration which I propose does not make any difference in substance. The schedule as it stands would compel some societies to alter their names. It is not necessary for societies that are well known under certain names to alter those names. The effect of doing so would be to make the names, unnecessarily cumbrous. I can quote one or two instances of societies registered under the New South Wales Act. There is, for instance, the Amalgamated Coachmakers', Railway Car and Waggon Makers', . and Wheelwrights' Society of New South Wales. There are nearly 100 letters in that name. There is also the New South Wales Amalgamated Tinsmiths',' Sheet'iron Workers', and Meter Makers' Trade Society. Those names are unnecessarily long. In the case of the Seamen's Union, which is a society well known under a fairly well understood name, if this schedule came into operation, the name of the society would require to specify not only seamen, but all sections of workmen engaged in the industry. Surely that is not necessary.

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