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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Page: 1064

Senator CASH (Western AustraliaMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Minister for Employment and Minister for Women) (19:15): I will just briefly respond because I understand we are about to interrupt business for a condolence motion. The answer is yes, Senator Roberts. Again, I go back to a discussion we had earlier on this evening. If a particular union wants its members to have a job, if it wants its members to be able to go onto a building site and work, it will vary the agreement in the event that it has to. But you are right: what this does is give a level playing field to all participants, but in particular the small and medium players who, to date, have been locked out.