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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Page: 1065

Debate resumed from 17 March, on motion by Senator Faulkner:

That this bill be now read a second time.

upon which Senator Fielding moved by way of amendment:

   At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate notes the Government’s proposal for a strong safety net of 10 legislated National Employment Standards for all employees is inadequate because it does not provide for:

(a)   meal breaks; and

(b)   penalty rates,

for all workers and their families”.

The PRESIDENT —I understand that the debate has concluded, so I will put the question that the amendment moved by Senator Fielding be agreed to.

Question negatived.

Original question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.