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Thursday, 30 November 1905

Debate resumed from 26th October (vide page 4121), on motion by Senator Staniforth Smith-

(1)   That the female employes in the Civil Service possessing equal qualifications and aptitude should be placed in the same class and receive equal remuneration as male Civil Servants doing similar work.

(2)   That at least one-half of the total number of telegraphists should be in the fourth class.

(3)   That the three grades in the General Division should be abolished, and increments substituted up to at least£150.

(4)   That district allowances should be more in conformity with those previously allowed by the States, and should constitutea more equitable compensation for increased cost of living, isolation, and climatic conditions.

(5)   That the composition of the Appeal Board should be altered so that one member should represent the Government, one member the Civil Servants, to be presided over by a Judge or stipendiary Magistrate,

Upon which Senator Millen had moved by way of amendment -

That the words " be more in conformity with those previously allowed by the States, and should," be omitted from paragraph 4.







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