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Parliamentary record : Part I debates (19 August 1981)



Parliamentary record : Part I debates (19 August 1981)


Debates for 3rd Assembly 1980 - 1983; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 3rd Assembly 1980 - 1983




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DEBATES - Wednesday 19 August 1981 This whole process has involved people who are skilled in the field of industrial relations. Whilst I am starting to become a little concerned about basing laws on established principles, I do believe that they have come forward with 3 bills that have the general acceptance of the community. Motion agreed to; bills read a second time. In committee: ANNUAL LEAVE BILL (Serial 106) Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to. Clause 3: Mr EVERINGHAM: I move amendment 52.1. This is a drafting requirement. Amendment agreed to. Clause 3, as amended, agreed to. Clause 4: Mr EVERINGHAM: I move amendment 52.2. Since 'casual employee' is defined in clause 5, the proposed amendment merely deletes the redundant words. Amendment agreed to. Clause 4, as amended, agreed to. Clause 5: Mr EVERINGHAM: I move amendments 52.3 to 52.6. The reason for 52.3 is that, by deleting the words 'in relation to an employee' from the definition of 'award', the correct emphasis is achieved that awards are binding on both employers and employees. The reason for 52.4 is that, since the definition of 'employee' already emphasises the words 'contract of service', the words 'or for labour only' are redundant. Amendment 52.5 is merely a correction of a typographical error. In reference to 52.6, in common industrial usage the terms'ordinary rate of pay', 'ordinary pay' and 'ordinary time rate of pay' have significantly different meanings. Thus, the current definition in the bill of 'ordinary rate of pay' is proposed to be deleted and replaced by 2 definitions that conform to Commissioner Taylor's recommended definitions. Amendments agreed to. Clause 5, as amended, agreed to. Clause 6: Mr EVERINGHAM: I move amendment 52.7. The reason for this amendment is that the present subclause duplicates the 1307

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