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A living wage for women : the Clothing Trades case of 1919

Skinner, Carolyn Margaret


During the period from 1907 to 1921 Mr Justice Higgins, in his capacity as President of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, delivered a number of judgements which were to have a significant influence on the process of wage fixation in Australia long after he resigned from the Presidency, The first, though it was not an arbitration case, was the so-called "Harvester" judgement in which he established the principle that the minimum or "living" wage for an unskilled...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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