First registration of an industrial organisation

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21 March 2017

On 27 January 1905 the Merchant Service Guild, an organisation representing maritime officers, notified the Industrial Registrar of its desire for registration under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904.

The registration was delayed due to the unavailability of associated regulations and forms, but the process was completed on 27 May 1905 when a Certificate of Registration was issued.

The Guild was required to pay a two-pound registration fee. Its registration was the first under the Act.