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Thursday, 5 June 2014
Page: 5749

Second Reading

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

That all the words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"the House declines to give the bill a second reading because of:

1. the need to provide sufficient protections in Individual Flexibility Arrangements and the impact that losing protections will have on employees; and

2. the Greenfield agreement-making process being heavily skewed in favour of employers; and

3. the provisions of the Bill undermine the right for Australian employees to be represented at work including a requirement that an employee tell their employer if they want to speak with a union; and

4. the need for a full examination of all amendments within this Bill that may unfairly impact on employees."