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Thursday, 17 July 1930

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that some members of the Australian Workers Union have gone on strike in defiance of the Federal Arbitration Court award for shearing, despite the fact that the average price for wool in Australia forthe past three months has been91/2. per lb., and for the past twelve months101/4d. per lb., or at least 3d. per lb. below the actual cost of production ?

2.   Is it a fact that underthe new wages award shearers are able to average from £8 so £10 per week?

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