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Wednesday, 30 July 1930

Senator DUNN (New South Wales) . - I remind Senator Reid, who said that the Government had flouted the will of Parliament, that the present Government is pledged to arbitration and conciliation. The Labour party stands for conciliation to-day as it did in 1905 when Senator Reid, who was then a redhot he-man in the Labour movement, told a Labour convention that the Labour partes platform was not " red " enough for him. The judges of the Arbitration Court are kept busy, and for that reason authorities to determine wages and conditions of labour might be found necessary. Surely it is in the interests of industry to enable disputes to be settled at a round table conference. I remind Senator Reid that at the last election the people endorsed the arbitration policy of the Labour party. The retention df subclauses 7 and 8 will tend to the settlement of disputes by conciliation at round table conferences. I, therefore, urge that they be retained.

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