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Tuesday, 30 May 1972
Page: 3281


Dr KLUGMAN -I would like to refer to clauses 4 and 5. Clause 4 deals with retrospectivity. I hope that the honourable member leading for the Opposition in this debate will move for the deletion of clause 4 to give the honourable . member for Griffiths (Mr Donald Cameron) the opportunity to put his vote where his mouth is. The honourable member indicated a few minutes ago that he objected strongly to the retrospectivity clause. I urge the honourable member for Grayndler (Mr Daly) to move for the deletion of clause 4 to enable the Opposition to call for a division.

I point out to the Minister that the Attorney-General agreed in the Senate to withdraw the Government's proposition in regard to clause 12, I think it is of the Conciliation and Arbitration Bill which is now before that place. It refers to exactly the same thing as does clause 5 of the Bill we are now discussing. It seems ridiculous to me for the Government to be prepared to withdraw that clause in the Senate while at the same time it is prepared to pass clause 5 of the Bill now under discussion in this place. I urge the Minister to reconsider the proposition as far as clause 5 of this Bill is concerned. It seems to me to be ridiculous to invoke this provision when the Senate has already indicated that it rejects a similar provision in another BilL

The CHAIRMAN - The question now is that the Bill be agreed to. Those in favour say Aye, those against say No. I think the Ayes have it.

Mr Daly - The Noes have it.

The CHAIRMAN - Is a division required?

Mr Daly - Yes. (The bells having been rang)-

Mr Duthie - There will be no more divisions tonight.

The CHAIRMAN - The Opposition having indicated it does not want a division, the question is therefore resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.

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