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Parliamentary record : Part I debates (19 August 1981)

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Title

Parliamentary record : Part I debates (19 August 1981)

Collection

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

Date

1981-08-19

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Debates

Publisher name

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/220994

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/697218

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DEBATES - Wednesday 19 August 19S1 $300 will be eroded very quickly. I suggest that members opposite pick the principle and enunciate it. Obviously, 100% would put the current figure at $345 per week. Mr EVERINGHAM: I have to oppose the proposed amendment. The Taylor Report recommended the $300 figure~. We acknowledge that from time to time it will have to be revised. It may be that the formula proposed by the member for Nhulunbuy will be something that we can look at and adopt. But it is uncertain to me at any rate what the effect of it would be. I think that it requires more investigation. I certainly will ask the director of my industrial relations unit to pick this matter up and discuss it with employers and employees to see if there can be some resolution and an amendment brought forward in due course. At the present time, I oppose the amendment. Mr LEO: Mr Chairman, I have yet to hear an explanation as to why the payment for work done on a public holiday is double time when in fact Commissioner Taylor's recommendation was specific: 2~ times. I have yet to hear an explanation from either the Treasurer or the Chief Minister. Amendment negatived. Mr EVERINGHAM: I move amendment 51.7. It also conforms with the changed definition. Amendment agreed to. Clause 11, as amended, agreed to. Clause 12: Mr EVERINGHAM: I invite defeat of clause 12. Clause 12 negatived. New clause 12: Mr EVERINGHAM: I move amendment 5l.S. This relates to exemptions and is for the same reason as the last 2. New clause 12 agreed to. Clause 13: Mr EVERINGHAM: I move amendment 51.9. This is for the same reason as the similar amendment in the last 2 bills. Amendment agreed to. Clause 13, as amended, agreed to. Clause 14: Mr EVERINGHAM: I move ~mendment 51.10. This is for the same reason as in the previous 2 bills. Amendment agreed to. l31S