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Friday, 23 April 1915

Australian Meat Export Company

Application for Employment

Applicant must answer all questions in full.

For what position do you make application?....................

What is your full name? (Christian and middle names in full)..............................

Post office address (street and number)......

Give age, place and date of birth...........

Are you a citizen of Australia?.......... native, or naturalized?..............

Married, single, or widower?............

Wife's name?....................

Number of children?..............

If others are dependent on you for support, wholly or in parr, give names, relationship, and other details....................

How long have you resided in present locality?........ Previously where?........ How long?........

Do you own or rent the house in which you live, or do you board?..............

What is the nature of your present employer's business?................

How long have you been in the service of your present employer?.......... In what positions?............

What are your duties inyour present position ?................

What experience have you had relative to the duties of this position?............

Below state how you have been occupied during past ten years, whether 'employed or not..........................

Below that is given a table to be filled in, showing what employments the applicant has been following. Then there is in addition this note regarding references -

Do not name a relative, former employer, or any one in the service of present employer.

Then the questions continue -

Do you use intoxicating liquor as a beverage?................

Give names of any club, lodge, society, association, fraternal or beneficial organization of which you are a member or officer..........

Have you ever been discharged from any position? If so, give particulars............

Have you ever been in arrears or 'default in your present or any previous employment?..............

Do you owe your employer anything? If so, state how much, on what account, and when due...................

Are you interested or engaged in any other business?............ Give location, description, name of firm, or partners, and income derived therefrom.................

Have you ever become insolvent or failed in business?............ When?.......... Liabilities?............ Name and address of the creditors.................

Have you ever been required to make application for fidelity guarantee bond?........

Have you ever had a bond cancelled or an application declined by any guarantee company?................

I read this circular to the Committee to show the power these people would use in the meat industry of Australia had they obtained control of it. Every evidence is at hand' to convince us that, in all probability, if something is not done in the near future by the present Government, these people will have assumed absolute control of the meat trade in Australia. It is not only the price of meat they have caused to rise to such an exorbitant figure; they have been the means of increasing the prices of milk and butter. On account of the high prices offering for fat stock many dairymen disposed of their cows, and then when they went to the saleyards to buy other cattle, they found that there was a scarcity, and they were unable to replenish their herds.


Mr Joseph Cook - You have made a careful study of this question; what do you suggest should be done?







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