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Monday, 9 May 1994
Page: 422


Senator ABETZ —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that:

    (i)one of the principal objectives of the Federal Government's waterfront reform program it heralded between 1989 and 1992 was the abolition of industry-based arrangements and the implementation of enterprise-based arrangements, and

    (ii)the stevedoring industry should not be treated differently than other Australian industries in relation to employment arrangements;

  (b)rejects the Federal Government's re-introduction of centralised employment registration arrangements in the stevedoring industry; and

  (c)calls on the Federal Government to allow the waterfront and port authorities to get on with business unfettered by the intervention of the trade union-dominated Labor Government.