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Thursday, 14 December 1905

Clause 5 -

The Minister shall approve the terms of the contract only -

(1)   when a copy is filed with him, and, if he so requires, is verified by oath ; and

(2)   if in his opinion -

(a)   the contract is not made in contemplation of or with a view of affecting an industrial dispute ; and (b} except in the case of British subjects born in the United Kingdom or their descendants born in any part ofthe British Empire, there is difficulty in the employer's obtaining within the Commonwealth a worker of at least equal skill and ability; and {c) the remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment are as advantageous to the contract immigrant as those current for workers of the same class at the place where the contract is to be performed; and

(3)   if, where the approval is sought after the contract is made, the contract contains a copy of this and the immediately preceding sectfcm . and is expressed to be made subject thereto; and

(4)   before' the contract immigrant has landed in the Commonwealth.

Amendment (by Senator Playford) agreed to. '

That the words " except in the case of British subjects born in the United Kingdom or their descendants born in any part of the British Empire," in paragraph (i), be left out.

Amendment (by Senator Playford) proposed -

That after the word " abilityj" in pa-ragraph (J), the following words be inserted : - "but this paragraph does not apply where the contract immigrant is a British subject, either born in the United Kingdom, or is descended from a British subject there born."







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