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Wednesday, 13 December 1905


Senator STAN I FORTH SMITH (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

Is it the intention of the Government to carry into effect the decision of the Senate embodied in the following resolutions : -

(a)   That female civil servants possessing equal qualifications and aptitude should be placed in the same class, and receive equal remuneration, as male civil servants doing similar work;

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

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

(d)   That district allowances should constitute a more equitable compensation for increased cost of living, isolation, and climatic conditions ;

(e)   That the composition of the Appeal Board should be altered, so that one membershould represent the Government, one member the civil servants, to he presided over by a. judge or stipendiary magistrate.







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