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Thursday, 14 October 1971
Page: 2456

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

Which International Labour Organisation Conventions (a) have been declared or (b) are considered inapplicable to Papua New Guinea.

Mr Lynch - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

As was stated in answer to question No. 2353 asked by the honourable member (Hansard H. of R., 9th March 1971, page 750), under the I.L.O. Constitution the question of the application of I.L.O. Conventions to non-metropolitan territories arises only in relation to Conventions ratified by the member State, for example, in the case of the Territories of Papua New Guinea and Norfolk Island, in respect of Conventions ratified by Australia.

The following Conventions ratified by Australia have been declared inapplicable to Papua New Guinea:

No. 9- Placing of Seamen, 1920

No. 15 - Minimum Age (Trimmers and Stokers) 1921

No. 16 - Medical Examination of Young Persons (Sea) 1921

No. 22 - Seamen's Articles of Agreement, 1926

No. 26 - Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery, 1928

No. 57 - Hours of Work and Manning (Sea), 1936.

A review is currently being made of declarations relating to Conventions ratified by Australia.

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