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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia i Brief Call to exploit wealth London Friday Aap Reuter. Greater capital invest ment by British interests to exploit the fantastic natural resources of Australia was urged to Day by the lord mayor of London sir Ian Bowater he told a Bankers and merchants dinner in Lon Don that if this was not done others would reap the rewards which should rightly be shared by All British people. Without that overseas investment in which sphere this country in the past has displayed an undisputed expertise the vortex of this vast australasian continent will Sulc into it Peoples from other countries he said. Sir Ian has just re turned from a visit to Australia and new zealand. Killed by car a 20-year-old Man was killed when he was thrown from his sports car and crushed beneath it on the Greenwell Point Road about three Miles from Nowra at 6.55 last night. He was Graham Davis a Surveyor of Shoal Haven Street Nowra. Police said he had been driving to wards the coast when his car skidded broadside and rolled Oyer about five times. Driver named a Driver who was incinerated when a Semi trailer left the Road Between Cooma and Nim Mitabel on thurs Day had been identified As Adrian Benjamin Baker 37. Of Box Hill Victoria Goul Burn police said last night. Trucks Burnt Brisbane Friday. Police evacuated families from about 30 Homes at Marlborough Central Queensland today when choking fumes spread from burning railway trucks. The trucks were completely Burnt out and their cargoes of agricultural Che Micals including sulphuric hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids destroyed. $ 1.6m dome a contract Worth More than $1.6 million has been let for construction of a Telescope dome at the siding Spring Observatory at Coon Abar abran in new. The Anglo australian Telescope project office in Canberra said last night that Evans Deakin of Brisbane had been awarded the contract. Land release Sydney Friday. The state government will release 6,585 acres for hous ing in outer Sydney metro Politan areas to provide about 25,000 Home Sites each expected to Cost be tween $5,000 and $10,000. The land is in the Penrith Blacktown Fairfield Suth Erland live Pool and Campbelltown areas. My s office the member for the i act or Enderby will open his City office on Mon Day in suite 3, on the Sec Ond floor of ethos House. The Telephone number is 488590. Wool Down Goulburn Friday. The Goulburn Wool Selling brokers association has is sued figures showing that Wool prices at this month s sales averaged just More than 34iclb, 18c less than it was two years ago. The association said also that fewer than 30,000 Bales had been sold in Goulburn this year some 1,600 fewer than last year. Health talks a conference of surgeons on the topic of gastroenterology will be held at the hotel Canberra today and tomorrow. Gastroenterology is the study of stomach and intestinal disorders. I actor gabled Hobart Friday. Sydney actor Billy j. Convicted in Hobart Magist rates court on charges of importing and possessing drugs was sentenced to three months gaol today. Billy a whose real name is William Neal Hackett was sentenced to three months on the importing charge and one month on the charge of possessing the drugs the terms to be con current. Island school Melbourne Fri Day. The Federal minis Ter _ for works senator Wright has announced that an area higher primary school will be built on groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria under a 5515,725 contract let to Dorgett engineering Australia qty Ltd. The bands of has Penguin and has Albatross beating Retreat in Petric Street outside the Monaro mall. Bondsmen draw big audience people lined Petrie Street civic last night six and seven deep to hear the Navy band beat Retreat to the tune of Waltzing. Matilda. Even the sophisticated television age group seemed impressed. Children were hoisted on to their fathers shoulders and one Small child beat his ears with Delight As the band passed. The band s performance last night was part of the Navy week celebrations. To 31 f�yl��ti1? have Low k Over Tro wreckage of a ice steel in the which lapsed bridal Zert Gate rough the visled"0 10? ladies. � red Teabout by waste Vij he crushed a a h Workman s hut f a no a fusion about Ounie for had be�1"31 a Ned by Torii 1 wors it a i Ald inca h the debris its Resci a Pera Osands of to is of and Concrete will have vey s h operation. Nisi or rat ass i a Oncy i go to Psi � Melbourne 3001. Est � Sis re said fhe. Under Australia m up Bea by ii facies assured him by had from the West Gentl /1 T would be he Ritz faster of handled promptly. Wifi is sri if Ita tee ours would be yeah Al Encl a Orv to workers should apply to the appropriate unions. Messages of sympathy have poured in to the office of the victorian Premier sir Henry Bolte from All Over the world. A message from the Pope sent by archbishop Gino Para the apostolic Delegate read on behalf of his holi Ness Pope Paul i May i express deepest sympathy and give Assurance of prayers for All who suffered in the disaster at West Gate and for their families. The prime minister or Gorton the Deputy prime minister or Mcewen and the Leader of the opposition or Whitlam expressed condolence in parliament today Over the disaster. Bill to name commission judge the Royal commission into the disaster might open its inquiry next Friday sir Henry Bolte said tonight. Legislation to set up the commission would be rushed through both houses of parliament on tuesday. The Bill would name the judge to chair the commis Sion and set out its terms of reference. Sir Henry said the Royal commission s aim is to find out quickly what happened so that such a Trig cd will never happen again. Three experts from the consulting engineers Fox Freeman and partners arc on their Way from Britain for the inquiry. They Are sir Ralph free Man or _ Oleg Kerensky who was in charge of the West Gate project and or d. W. A. Bower the firm s senior design Engineer. The firm was also the consultant Engineer for the Milford Haven Bridge in Wales which collapsed in june this year. It has ordered suspension of work on Bridges similar to the West Gate project pending their investigation. A distinguished British design Engineer who helped the Coroner after the col lapse of the Milford Haven Bridge sir Hubert Shirley Smith 69, has been invited to Melbourne by the Gen eral manager of the lower Yarra crossing authority. Representatives of nine unions involved on work on the Bridge today sought a meeting of All bodies connected with the building. Sir Henry said there was no suggestion that work on West Gate would be abandoned. The government would do everything possible to Speed up social service benefits and workers compensation where applicable. The state Relief commit tee would also help to pro vide any goods and services required by needy families. In London officials of Freeman Fox and part ners said tonight that construction on the West Gate Bridge had been seeded up to compensate for time lost on the site. _ a spokesman for the de signers said two decisions had been taken to Streng then the steel on the Bridge. The Bridge was behind schedule because of labour troubles and we were going to retrieve lost time by changing the erection procedure by putting the con Crete deck in place earlier than intended he said. The Steelwork had to be reinforced and that was the work in Progress on the Span when it collapsed. The accidents at Milford Haven and Melbourne seem certainly to have been caused by different Circum stances. We Are confident that this process is Safe and we Are going to go ahead with it at Milford. _ although after the Accident where some changes will be made there is no intention of changing the Basic design. Exact cause unknown exact cause of the col lapse in Australia is not yet known. We left four of our staff out there to watch the construction work. Two of the most senior of these have been killed in this Dis Aster and it is difficult for us to assess exactly what happened at this stage. A report in the guardian said that in the preliminary geological Survey carried out for the lower Yarra crossing authority there were considerable reservations about the nature of the subsoil on the Eastern Shore of the River. The collapsed Span and Pylon Are on the Eastern Shore. Six men working on a Span of the Bridge fled to Day when they Felt a move ment in the decking while they were stressing the Span next to the one that col lapsed yesterday. The site project Engineer for John Holland and co pay Ltd or Trevor Nixon immediately asked police to halt All movement along the Hyde Street beneath the suspect Span which he later said was Safe. Correction two men had Good records in the act supreme court on thursday or Justice Smithers heard a plea for clemency for two men who had pleaded guilty to having assaulted a Man and robbed a Bank while armed at Lyons on october 6. The men Wolfgang Hel Mut Manhar seder 23, and Klaus Otto Anton Grabler 25, both plumbers of Longere Nong Street Farrer were remanded in custody for sentence on a Date to be fixed. The accused pleaded guilty also to having unlawfully taken and used a car and to having assaulted Raymond James Green with the intention of preventing arrest. In replying to the plea for clemency and deportation made on behalf of the accused by or m. A. G. Emmett or Justice Smith ers said in part that his great trouble was to try to get the conduct of the two men into perspective and to balance those matters in their favour namely that they had not shown criminal tendencies in the past with the need to show that armed robbery could not be tolerated. In the report of the hearing published in the i Canberra times yesterday the word not was deleted by error from the paragraph recording or Justice Smith ers comment that the men had not shown criminal tendencies in the past. Or Justice Smithers added further it distresses me that two men with decent records should be in danger of a substantial period of incarceration but it also distresses me that there seems to be a lot of break ing into Banks and other places by people who have firearms. Work on vaccine an australian National University research group is working on a vaccine to control cystic Rosis in sheep the disease mainly responsible for rejection of australian Mutton by the us. The project also has possibilities for a vaccine effective against Worms in dogs and against Hydatid that is effective in protect ing Man. Details of the project appeared in the fourth annual report of the australian meat research com Mittee tabled in Parlia ment yesterday. Ballet goes on last night s perform Ance by the australian Ballet company at the Canberra theatre went ahead As scheduled. The Ballet did not open As scheduled on thursday night because the dancers staged a one Day strike Over pay claims. No further action will be taken by the dancers until tuesday when they will hold a Stop work meeting to consider the outcome of talks in Sydney with an arbitration commissioner. The Secretary of actors equity or Hal Alexander will represent the. Dancers before the commissioner and the administrator of the australian Ballet com Pany or Bahen will appear for the management. A decision for further strike action by the dancers on tuesday could disrupt planned appearances by the Royal Ballet company s Prima Ballerina Dame mar got Fonteyn. Dame Margot is due to arrive in Canberra on tues Day and is expected to dance four times during the season. The dancers have asked for pay increases ranging from $54 a week for Prin Cipal dancers $25 � week for soloists and from $7 to $12 a week for the corps de Ballet. They say the increases sought would bring the bal let in line with pay rates recently granted to Mem Bers of the australian opera chorus. An extra performance will be Given on october 27 to make up for the one which had to be cancelled. Review. Page 17. Report on to Boxer sought Sydney Friday. The Deputy Leader of the state opposition or Einfeld has called for a television fighter to undergo a rigid specialist medical examination be fore a bout next thurs Day night. The fighter is Paul Bink who complained of suffer ing from double vision after being Defeated in a Mel Bourne fight on september 28. He has been matched against Al Castillo in a television fight to be staged at South Sydney leagues club next week. Or Einfeld sent a Tele Gram today to the chief Secretary or Willis re questing the medical examination before the scheduled match is allowed. Or Willis has asked the police commissioner or Allan to prepare an urgent report. He said he had been aware of the Bink Castillo fight before or Einfeld s Teleg Raip. Oil Case decision Bench rejects profits Case Melbourne Friday the arbitration commission will keep to the principle that profitability cannot be used to get general wage increases. The full Bench made this Clear in its National Oil Case decision handed Down in Melbourne today. However it did acknowledge two exceptions to this Rule. These were where there was consent Between the parties to use capacity to pay and where there had been a history of considering capacity in negotiations which led to agreements and consent awards. Of the first exception the full Bench said consistent with our Overall role of settling Industrial disputes we think that capacity of the particular employer or Industry would be admin Sable in such a Case. Of the second exception the Bench added in _ such circumstances we think it would be proper to permit consideration of this aspect in the subsequent arbitration when negotiations had failed even if one party objected in the arbitration to capacity Beine considered. The full Bench also said we agree that at some future time different sets of circumstances and different arguments May produce other exceptions. The Actu president or r. J. Hawke saw the second exception acknowledged by the Berich As an opening of the door. He said there had been some modification of the pm a principles and the Bench had indicated in other circumstances it might see fit to make other exceptions. The Trade Union. Movement would continue to make capacity to pay an Issue and it would be forced in negotiations. Increase $8-50 a week the full Bench granted fitters an increase of $8-50 a week and a fur ther increase of $3-20 in the second year. This gave them a total of $11-70, 30 cents less than the unions and the Actu wanted As an immediate increase. At present fitters at Gore Bay Balmain botany and Clyde new get $65-30, which is their base rate and an Over award payment. The Bench gave Plant helpers an immediate in crease of $6-70 and $3-20 next year. These new rates will operate from the first pay period on or after june 5. The Back dating does not apply to shift premiums overtime and other extraneous payments. The unions sought Retros Pec Ivity to june 1, although they said May 8 originally. The parties will Confer on the Date of operation for next year s increase. The full Bench also granted four weeks annual leave and double time for overtime on emergency shifts. This was in line with he Oil companies final offer to the unions made in july at the height of the National Oil strike which crippled transport in some australian capital cities. The Bench reserved leave to the parties to come Back on the question of a Load ing on annual leave. It said we Realise that the question of. Additional payment when on annual leave is developing into a significant question which the commission May have to resolve in some general Way. The unions sought a 25 per cent loading five weeks pay for four weeks annual leave. A number of miscellaneous matters were referred Back to commissioner e. J. Clarkson. The Oil Industry gave a Luke warm reception yester Day to the arbitration com Mission s decision. Sydney Friday. The president of the new chamber of manufactures. Or a. J. White said today the commission had re affirmed the principle that the National wage Case was the Only time distribution of economic growth across the Board would be decided. The Federal president of the associated Chambers of manufactures of Australia or d. L. Elix said last night that the decision of the commission was obscure on certain issues. However both employers and employees should draw Comfort from the reaffirmation by the commission of the principles of Equality which underlay the austra Lian wage Structure he said. Edited Icet of decision. Page 19. Unprofitable time spent by Warwick Bracken economics writer the most encouraging feature of the commis Sion s decision to reject the concept of profitability or capacity to pay m determining wage rates was commissioner Clark son s minority decision. Or Hawke. Had not Feather to Fly with and mrs Clarkson said so. 1 i have deliberately used the word profits rather i than profitability because ii do not. Understand the concept behind the use of the latter word he said. The Shorter Oxford die tonary under the Generali heading of profitable says profitability profitable Ness the Quality of being prot Lable. How any profit making Enterprise could exist for any length of time without having this Quality in some degree or another is beyond me. If it is used As a shorthand term to describe some concept in economic theory no definition of that concept was put to us. I he sounds testy and Little wonder. After being addres sed for Days by an advocate reputed to be one of the most competent in austra Lia the commissioner was reduced to consulting his Shorter Oxford to find out what it was All about. An indictment of or Hawke 1 commissioner Clarkson a remarks Are an indictment i of or Hawke for wasting ithe commission s time and an implicit criticism of the rest of the Bench for allow ing him to. It is one of the i strange consequences Oil having men trained in Lawi deliberating Over matters economic. Even or Clarkson forgot himself. Later in his Dea Sion which was pointedly Brief because of this in reliability of definition 11 consider it unnecessary Toi review the material and arguments put Forward on profits he began to talk about capacity to pay. One looked in vain for a Defini Tion before reaching for the j Shorter Oxford. Capacity the Power ability or faculty j i for anything in particular. J1 the commission did not Rule out the possibility of another attempt to establish the principle. It recognised capacity to pay was reflected in Over award wages but was Uncertain to what extent. One of its two major Rea sons for rejecting the Prin Ciple of capacity to pay however conceived was eco nomic the possibility of Industrial unrest. The other was social the desire for a More equitable distribution of wages beyond affluent industries. One wonders whether the commission s Benevolence which tends to allow the less efficient firms to continue to bid competitively for labour has not perhaps contributed to a lessened National output and a Dimi nution in the value of the wage income. Rise for ministers Sydney Friday. Ministers of the methodist Church in new Are to receive a pay increase of $570 a year bringing their income to s3,370. Deacon esses and probationers will receive a similar increase. The methodist Confer ence approved the increases today after considering a report from a committee set up last year to review allowances. The new stipends will apply from next january 1. Act methodist ministers Are members of the new methodist conference which decided to increase stipends. This weekend a Complete sellout of current Model company demonstration cars save $100 s i mileage i approx. Reg. No. List Price on Road Lorris 1500 luxury pack with o drive radio fitted. 2,700 Yak 34b $2435 Morris Nomad with o drive 90 Yum 907 $2460 Austin 1800 manual sugarcane Grey 490 Yum 911 $2706 Morris 1500 of. White red trim 625 cyl 981 $2337 Austin 1800 automatic White with Black trim 900 Yum 810 $2960 Morris mini Moke White Green trim 3500 sch 141 $1656 Austin 1800 automatic Mist Green 1125 Yum 068 $2959 mini a radio and Heater 1525 cyl 501 $2100 Morris 1300 automatic Bordeaux red 350 Yum 429 $2525 Morris 1500 with o drive sugarcane Grey 875 cyl 897 $2337 Austin 1800, radio fitted 1450 cyl 861 $2821 Austin 1500 with o drive Crystal White 900 cyl 791 $2337 Morris mini Van White with Blue trim 1750 Yum 034 $1781 u g e u g e Mil Lrtil Mort Street Braddon phone485777 i old acts for consumer Brisbane Friday. Severe penalties Are provided in a Bill introduced into Queensland state parliament today to protect consume is from trading or advertising malpractices. A first offence of such malpractices will bring fines up to $200 or six months gaol or both a second offence up to $500 or 12 months or both and a subsequent offence up to $1,000 or 12 months or both. Protest by p and c to mrs Owen the president of the act Council of parents and citizens associations or k. Townley sent a Telegram yesterday to the minister for education and science or Bowen protesting about the views he expressed As reported in the Canberra times yesterday. Or Bowen was asked if he agreed that an inquiry into act education would be enlightening on Many of the problems of school Edu cation throughout Australia and would help the formulation of Commonwealth policy on a National basis. He replied that is pos sible though it was not put to me on that basis. I not iced in the press that they referred to the possibility that this inquiry would re veal useful information about education in austra Lia As a whole. This was not a major Cason advanced. Or Townley s Telegram said we protest against your misrepresentation in a newspaper article of our motives in advocating _ an inquiry into act education. If your impression was correctly reported we seek Ian Early meeting to Correct them. Nature volume one the president of the australian conservation foundation sir Garfield Barwick announced yesterday publication of the first edition of the australian conservation directory 1970. Sir Garfield said the handbook provided the first comprehensive listing of 234 government depart ments and committees and 391 private societies including scientific and professional bodies directly or indirectly concerned with various aspects of conservation. The directory was launched at the australian Academy of science last night

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