Henry Bournes Higgins

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On this day (Australia): In 1907, the Harvester Judgment gave rise to the legal requirement for a basic wage

On 8 November 1907, the Harvester Judgment was delivered by H. B. Higgins, giving rise to the legal requirement for a basic wage which dominated Australian economic life for the next 60 to 80 years. Ex parte H.V. McKay, commonly referred to as the Harvester case, is a landmark Australian labour law decision of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and … Continue reading

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