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Thursday, 16 October 2003
Page: 21686

Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice on, Wednesday, 17 September 2003:

(1) Further to the answer to question No. 2150 (Hansard, 10 September 2003, page 19201), is he aware that a lead lawyer in the American Bar Association's project to draft labour legislation for Afghanistan was supplied by the American law firm, Dechert.

(2) Is he aware that Dechert states on its website: “we help employers maintain a union-free environment”.

(3) Is he able to say whether the International Labour Organisation's offer to review the final draft labour legislation has been accepted.

Mr Andrews (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No

(2) No

(3) Yes. The International Labour Organisation's offer has been accepted.