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Government Agency entry Board of Trade (1918 - )

New South Wales

New South Wales
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The Board of Trade in New South Wales was established by the Industrial Arbitration (Amendment) Act of 1918. It functioned concurrently with the Court of Industrial Arbitration and was constituted by a president (a Judge of the Court), a vice-president and representatives of employers and employees. The Board's functions were to conduct a public inquiry into the cost of living and declare an adult male and female living wage each year for industry generally, and for employees engaged in rural occupations, and to investigate and report on conditions in industry and the welfare of workers. The Board was in practice particularly concerned with matters relating to apprenticeship.

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  • Industrial Relations Commission, 'Industrial Relations Commission: Historical Background', New South Wales Attorney General's Department. Details

Ross G. Elford