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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - August 10, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia thought for to at tills world in k comedy to Trio so who think a tragedy to those who feel. Walpole. Ron Chew Pic. Chemist civic genre f hone j 2854 for Krompl and medical and toilet Kerin Sites agents Lor medical Benefit Fui id insurance Sydney tuesday. Slate Cabinet decided to Day to restore quarterly adjustments " of the Basic wage which has been Frozen by the Commonwealth arbitration court since August 1953. I to Vav decision will mean tin increase of 7/ a Iti Eek for employees under slate awards based 0 1 the present assessed Cost of living. ? Only about 40 per cent of workers who Are under state. Awards will receive the increase. Tii will Amend Tom arh tra Limi act. 1o Teri tilt so. Robson said1. To nig it the government s Deci Sion is purely political and completely regardless of Public in Terest the proposal must cause Industrial unrest lie said. It will apply Only to .40. Per cent of employees As the. Other i go Iper ccnt., under. Federal awards will not be. workers margin vill grow. Iless ? with each in crease in the Basic wage. I or. I Cahill. Is deliberately hitting / the. Housewife Willi Ris in prices ?. It Robson said the govern ment in november 1953, refused to legislate for a state Basic wage with. Quarterly adjust-1 merits a. ? when announcing this Deci Sion Tho " Premier said that in creased prices and fares could by expected. To follow any such action that employees would be no better off and that Sameem plur yes might be worse off and that increased costs in the Bak ing a acid retail trades would Fol Low Atod affect employees. -. . Knows that the arguments against the proposal that he condemned nearly two years ago Are equally True to Day. Or Cal Iii wants to appear militant in the Hope of avoiding the defeat which or. Evatt is confident of inflicting on him at the fal p. Conference next committee s reporttte6 Basic wage committee which report eff to Cabinet said1 that state government employees under ? Federal awards should Albl receive the increase. Tie committee comprised the minister. ,1 or labour and Industry or. Linda the minister without portfolio or. J. .1. Moloney the under Secretary of the department of labour and Industry or. With Riff the. In for the treas Ury or Coady the Secretary of the trades and labour coun cil or. King and the assistant Secretary. Or Kenny. The committee said the c series challenged but so far had been held by the courts to be a re usable indication of Price move Mients Fri Dunphy. Of the arbitration court had stated nowhere in the world has a better system of measurement of Price fluctuation been. committee said it is de awards operating in the same area should be on a uniform wage basis but such uniformity should not he achieved at the expense of Justice to the wage-earners., if they Are being deprived of a Standard aft living that i justly theirs then the state is obliged to ? depart from the uniform scheme. And do Justice to those workers conditions it controls.". The said one of the economic considerations was Juliet her a . Could afford to. Have a Basic wage which May lie higher than tates where. Automatic. Huto secure stability relying predominantly on the pegging of. The ?. Basic wage places an inequitable Burden on on Section of the Community. Inv Victoria and Queensland where automatic adjustments a solve without any interruption prices have risen Only about the same rate is in n.., where the Basic wage has been held. Stationary. ? the Cost of living has. Risen despite ithe pegging of the Basic the real value of Money to the Basic wage earner is falling. ? it. Is. Therefore Avo d. The conc Lusinoa. That equity requires a that the Standard Oft living. Of the Basic wage earner be restored to what it was in August 3953. And maintained at that level,",added. 1 Public service Appeal could revive margins Issue says or. Monk Melbourne tuesday. The arbitration court. Would have to accept full responsibility if Industrial unrest again broke out. In Australia because of a reopening of the margins Issue the president of the australian Council of Trade unions or. A. 15. Monk said today. For. Monk criticised the act on j of the chief judge sir Raymond i Kelly in granting leave to Appeal to the Public service Board against the determinations of or. Castiau Public service arbitrator on the margins Issue. Or. Cast eau recently granted Public servants a new award on the basis of the 2i times 1937 rates formula. Sir Raymond Kelly a judg ment ? and particularly his reasons. For allowing the Appeal of the Public service Board will throw the whole question of marginal wage Justice again into the melting pot said or. Monk the statements in the Metal trades marginal Case judgment Are accepted by the whole of the people of Australia As settling the vexed question of what for Mula the. Court intended should apply for the readjustment of relative values of skill he said. The. Trade Union movement had spent thousands of pounds in an Effort to obtain wage Justice on the margins Issue and to prevail on the court to Lay Down a specific formula that would guide conciliation commissioners in the Federal sphere and state Indus trial authorities. Or. Monk said the Trade Union movement was opposed to appeals apart from those of a minor character. It had been beset with appeals in such cases As the repatriation medical officers Banks air pilots and now the Public service Board of which had bogged Down the arbitration system. More than one statement in his honour s decision could Only be construed As an open invitation to employers to re open every aspect of the margins Issue with considerable delay and heavy expense to skilled and professional workers organisations. A a Perth tuesday. A ithe state arbitration court to Day awarded a quarterly adjustment to the state Basic wage the first Tim for two yearn. Or Justice Nevvie the court president said the wage3 in creases announced by the court would be tiie amount shown As Cost of living rises for the april june Quarter this year. The rises Are 0/11 for i Erth 5/8 for the South West division of the state. And "4/9 for the Goldfields and other . Justice Neviln said the Basic wage fixed by the court was already before the rises to-Day-10/0 More than the Commonwealth Basic wage for Perth. It was obviously inadvisable for the state and Federal Basic wages to diverge to any great extent he said. 1 this divergence was the most potent argument against the court making any adjustment but he believed this argument to be outweighed by other considerations. . Should act also u the restoration of the Basic Wago in n.. Highlighted the grave injustice suffered by work ers under Fedex Al awards Par. Titular in in Canberra the presi Denton the . Trades and labour Council or f. J. My Cali Levy said last night ? he said the decision though belated would restore wage / jus of Tice to More than 500000 world ers under state a Arcis. It Drew attention to the com plete failure of the decision v of tie Federal arbitration court in 1952 to stabilise Cost of living in Australia by wage freezing and the failure of the Menzies government even with. Court assistance to restore value to the �. The position in the . Had deteriorated with Canberra workers now a further 7/ behindn.., he said. The minister for the Interior should move immediately to to store Price control in Canberra and meet unions in conference on a joint approach to the fed eral arbitration court for a new Basic wage on the real Cost of Tiv hgr in Canberra he said. Atomic reactor Model for Geneva co Wence scientists from the Canadian atomic Energy project at Chalk River Ontario examining a Model of the Nix reactor in operation at Chalk River which is displayed at the atoms for peace " International conference now being held in Geneva. They Ore from left or. A. G. Ward or. F. S. Robertson and or. W. B. Lewis who will present papers at the conference. Geneva tuesday. Soviet scientists stated Torday thai a russian atomic Power station which began Obj rating in june 1954j Sadr ? 15 million kilowatt hours of electric Enki v /. The soviet claim was con-1 tailed in a paper read to Thel atoms for peace conference which opened in Geneva yester Day with a gathering of More than 1,200 atomic scientists and other experts. Experts from 14 countries in the opening session of talks which have drawn the representatives of 72" nations dwelt on a theme in which scientists prophesied that the atom would have to Supply Man with Liis Light and heat and Means of propulsion by the end of this Cen Tury or lie will become immobilised through Lack of Power. As the 12-Day conference the first International meeting to discuss peaceful uses of atomic Energy entered its second Day a daily mail report said. That Laboratory work on harnessing the Energy of the Hydrogen bomb for peaceful use was Well advanced in Britain. The newspaper s Geneva Cor respondent. Said he had the authority of sir John Cockcroft director of the British atomic research for making the state ment. The Hydrogen bomb the world s greatest threat is. Being tamed the. Daily ? mall commented. It is now within reasonable reach of being changed from the most ? devastating weapon designed by Man source of " unlimited. Industrial the correspondent said or. Homi j. Ebhabha director of the Indian atomic commission who announced ? the plan to tamp the hrs Nib yesterday had referred to it As a project which was go ing to make the present atomic age look primitive when it was reviewed in history. ,. Professor d. I. Blokhin Tosev a member of the soviet Academy of sciences submitted to the session ? to Day a joint paper by himself and professor n. A Nikolayev on the russian atomic Power station. To the paper said the1 Cost of one kilowatt hour ? of electricity produced by the station was still considerably higher than a Simi Lar Quantity of electricity produced by a Thermal Power station. \ ? Confidence that the Confer ence would ease International tensions was voiced yesterday by the United nations Secre tary general i. Dag Hammar skjold. The was joining with the Swiss president m. Max Petitpierre,1 in a Welcome to. The 1,-200 atomic scientists engineers and. Other experts at the conference. Messages expressing the Hope that the talks would Lead . Brighter future for the world were read from the big four As the conference opened. The British prime minister sir Anthony Eden in his Mes Sage to the conference described it As a splendid example of world wide co operation for peaceful purposes."? president Eisenhower in a message from Washington said the United states pledges its determination to help arid ways by which the miraculous inventiveness of Man shall not be dedicated to his death but consecrated to his ? the soviet Premier marshal Bulgarin said the soviet government hoped the conference would be an important step towards the development of International co operation in the Field of peaceful uses of atomic recriminations Over Issue of badges for a. Up. Conference Sydney tuesday. Leaders in the . A. Faction i ii vere thrown into to Day on learning that two sets of delegates badges had been printed for admission to the special .p. Conference next week end. The discovery was made at this trades Hall this morning when state .p. Officers began issuing badges from tie .p. Headquarters room 32. Officials opposed to the Indus trial group dominated state executive to night denounced the new development As a deliberate attempt by group organisers to stack the conference with supporters. They said that the Legal set of badges was in Possession of Federal . Secretary or. J. Schmella who arrived in Syd Ney to Day from Brisbane. Some Union Iofel Licals who received the badges this morning said they were not Worth the cardboard they were printed on and would await instructions from the Federal officers. Officials said that when or. Schmella arrived at the trades Hall this morning he carried packages containing badges which i had. Been printed at Bris Bane. They claimed that Federal " Al a. Organisers if the Confer Enco had decided that the Only official badges issued would be those bearing or Schmella s signature. Leaders of the pro Evatt fac Tion were irate when told this afternoon that about 150 badges issued by their opponents had already been distributed. One official said this latest move of the state executive is an act of sheer desperation. They know the cards Are stacked against them and Hope by these Means to strengthen their representation at the con Ference by admitting .p. Members who have no official authority to be the Secretary of the state .p., or w. Colbourne said to night he had not known of any plan for or. Schmella to Issue badges printed in Bris Bane. He said or. Schmella and other Federal officers had been informed of the state executive s intention to distribute badges this ? morning from .p. ? Headquarters. Or. Schmella had been Given a thine Twible last week on the Central executive s formula for the printing and distribution of the badges. Or. Colbourne said that one of the ? first to receive a badge was the Secretary of the textile workers Union or. R. Erskine who is also chairman of the combined labour unions com Mittee and an Evatt supporter. The Secretary of the austra Lian workers Union or. T. Dougherty said to night the .p. S move was an act typical ? of the duplicity and underhand actions of those guiding the affairs of the group movement. Or. Colbourne Well knew that the Federal governing body was issuing the badges that they were printed in Brisbane and that they were being brought to Sydney and distributed by i. ? Schmella he said. If the group faction gets away with this it will mean the end of,.the whole show he unemployment in great Britain London tuesday. Unemployment in Britain has reached its lowest level since the War 185,000 at the latest reckoning. The a figure quoted by the Fin Ancial times represents 0.9 per cent of the total employable. Russia cancels Sale of furniture from embassy Russia lius orders or the Sale of furniture and equipment fro i its Kii Thassy in Canberra. Instructions Ifor this have come from Moscow via. Stockholm to the swedish embassy Ivsich looks after soviet interests in Australia. Furniture and equipment from the embassy were to have been uttered at auction next Satur Day and on the following Friday August 19. Both sales have been postponed. The sudden move is interpreted As a Strong that Russia will seek restoration of diplomatic with aus Strajia. Diplomatic relations Between the two. Countries were severed Early last Yea following the defection of. The soviet secret police chief in Australia Vladimir Petrov it is believed that Russia will move for a resumption of Diplo. Matic relations towards the end. Of this year. By that time the espionage Royal commission report will have been tabled and debated in parliament. It is Well known that Russia is anxious to compete 1n the olympic games next year and ? is. Unlikely to do so while. Diplo Matic relations with Australia remain broken. Another Factor Likely to influence the Kremlin is that russian primary industries Are facing a crisis. Because of this Russia is believed to be anxious to buy More Wool and operate in the open Market again instead of relying on reduced purchases made through the satellite countries. It is also significant that in. The last month the communist Flarty in Australia has been pressing for a resumption of relations. Such a move also would be in keeping with Russia a new tac tical approach to the j Western democracies a revealed at the recent Geneva conference 1 it is known that the a Ultra f lion government would be hippy to resume normp.1 diplomatic relations yith the soviet a significant fact about the breach Between the twp coun tries last year is that Russia never entirely severed diplomatic relations with Australia but. Merely withdrew its representatives. The russian directive to Post p one the Sale of oods from the embassy came As a Complete Surprise 1 the swedish embassy received instructi6ns some , sell but had difficulty in locating a site big enough to accommodate the articles to be auctioned. Finally they secured the use of the basement of a partly constructed building at civic. Workmen spent Laist week end moving the 450 articles to be sold from the embassy to the auction site. Epic Rescue journey in Alpine blizzard a he Cadar. I i v the worst blizzards in the Southern a Psi for ten years and Gale Force winds elsewhere ii Grain wrought havoc throughout in.. To Day. Two ambulances a a tractor arid two bulldozers were required to bring a seriously injured from Tumut to Cooma. Winds in Sydney in roofed houses Tore Small Craft from their Harbour moorings uprooted Trees and brought Down Power lines. During the Day firemen fought More than 30 grass and scrub fires and a fire in a House at Waterloo. Maritime services Board fire floats fought a fire on a Cabin Cruiser in the Parramatta River but were unable to save it. A 7,000-ton freighter was driven on Sandbank in new Castle Harbour. A snowy mountains worker was admitted to Cooma Hospital to night in a critical condition1 after an epic-80-mile journey by two ambulances through Snow covered blizzard swept Man Jack Rodden 34, a Tunnel Foreman suffered a com Pound fracture of the Skull i rat cured ribs and internal in juries in an Accident last night. His wife due to go to Hospital herself in three weeks was advised to go in the Convoy of jeeps tractors and a Snow plough which accompanied the Tunit ambulance carrying her Kus band. Jon the Way her jeep Over turned and mrs. Rodden was transferred to the an balance. She was also admitted to Hospi t in suffering severe Shock. The ambulance from Tum it was met by a Cooma ambulance at Alpine -.Creek, about -57 Miles from Cooma. I l Iio -80-Inile to ii by the two. Vehicles took More than 16 hours. The first ambulance broke Down after struggling Over a rough Rosie cleared through snowdrifts 20 it. Deep. It was towed the last .15. Miles to Alpine.Creek by ii tractor. J the Cooma ambulance set out at 2.15 this morning to collect Rodden at Kiandra. A Bulldozer hauled a Snow plough which cleared a pathway As Faras Adami Naby. Visibility was reduced to Zert most of the Way As Snow swirled around the Convoy of vehicles Jit was impossible for the ambulance to travel faster than walking Pace at any stage of the journey. Snow ploughs from the Public works and main roads. Depart ments find the snowy Mountain Hydro electric authority cleared a path from Adami Naby to. Kiandra. A Cooma ambulance officer said to night More than 500, people co operated to bring the injured Man to Hospital. Late tonight Cooma Hospital reported Rodden s condition As. Critical. His wife s condition was ? satisfactory. Victorian storms a age 7 j heavy Smow the heaviest Snow for three years fell on the Brin Dabella ranges yesterday during the third consecutive Day of wild weather. The Hills surrounding Queanbeyan received heavy Falls during the. Afternoon. 1 the wind which reached a velocity of 60 About a.m., blasted the Southern districts throughout resident of Uri Arra Turco Miles Froni the snowline said conditions were " i Canberra has received about one Inch of rain during the Paat. Two Days conditions being aggravated. By frequent squeals of " Sago " Snow Small pellets of fice that Lay. In drifts at the Bottom of exposed Walls High wind ? caused her Power breakdown at it. Stro lilo when it a roofed a 1.storeroom and part of the bachelors quarters. The flying Iron tithe Power lines Anil landed in nearby lawns cutting deep s Aars. Rooms a roofed by the wind were not or espied water leaking into cables Nar Acton Toije. Phone communication with the National. University during the. Afternoon. The heavy demand on Power resulted in the shed loads in a number of suburbs during Peak hours. -. The weather caused the Cah. Collation of a number of aircraft to Canberra yesterday although the interruption to services was due mainly to bad weather at Mascot. 1. ,. Fairbairn aerodrome was Asp closed during the Day and for some last night. Flakes of Snow full in ? Berra last night but Hiel Ted no Contact with the ground p Espi to heavier wind Teh Peratin Veris slept y higher than on mar indy. Minor flooding was rec Povisil from the upper reaches of. 1li Molon Plo River but tire expected . Clear. A Sci Ped by Chance in million London tuesday. Doctors. In Pretoria describe As a in a million the escape of. A Young african who was shot through the Back of the head by a revolver Bullet which emerged above his eyes without Biti

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