His Honor, by consent, made an award in the application by the Institute of Stock Inspectors.
The annual salaries of stock inspectors employed under the Pastures Protection Act, 1912, were fixed as follows :—Class 1., grade 1., £475 ; grade 2, £450. Class 2, grade 1., £425 ; grade 2, £400. Class 3, grade 1., £375 ; grade 2, £350.
The living allowance in the Western Division and other places mentioned in the Public Service regulations is also to apply. Promotion from one class of officer to the next succeeding class will depend upon vacancies occurring.
Promotion from grade to grade within a class will depend upon the increased efficiency or responsibility of the officer concerned. No inspector's salary is. to be reduced as a result of the award. Provision is made for equipment allowances, travelling expenses, removal expenses, and leave of absence.
The districts graded as class 1. are Armidale, Bathurst, Berrima, Picton, Kiama, Braidwood, Broulee, Cooma, Dubbo, Deniliquin, Denman and Upper Hunter, Forbes, Goulburn, Hay, Inverell, Menindie, Moree, Maitland, Tamworth, Tweed-Lismore, Wagga, Warialda, and Young.
The award is to take effect from August 11, 1921, and will remain in force for a period of three years.