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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Page: 6182

Employment and Workplace Relations

(Question No. 1918)

Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice, on 25 June 2012:

With reference to the decision of Senior Deputy President (SDP) Richards of Fair Work Australia, in the case CFMEU v. Brookfield Multiplex Australasia, in which SDP Richards found it was not permissible to include a contractors clause in an enterprise agreement, does the Government agree with the decision.

Senator Ludwig: The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

As the decision is currently under appeal, it would be inappropriate to comment on the decision.