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Thank you. The final matter then is in relation to the industrial relations legislation. Mr Jay showed you an article yesterday by Mr Blair about what Labour was proposing. I think you're aware that Labour introduced a statutory mechanism whereby a trade union could apply to a state body, the central arbitration committee, for recognition, compulsory recognition, by an employer, provided it had the support of the relevant workers. That procedure contains within it a provision by which, if the employer already recognises a trade union for collective bargaining, no further union can make an application, and that's very understandable, but there's an embellishment on that principle in that the legislation says that if an employer has a voluntary agreement with a non-independent trade union, like News International's staff association, that too will prevent any independent union making an application.

You're aware of these things, Mr Murdoch?

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