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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Page: 1096


Senator ROBERTS (Queensland) (21:41): This bill is about decreasing the transition time from two years to nine months. All of Labor's amendments seek to gut the ABCC. We can, yet again, go through the data showing that Mr Shorten holds the record for 457 visas. We can continue to go through all of that. All we want to do is protect small businesses, protect workers, protect union members, protect apprentices and protect taxpayers. We do not support these amendments. We want to ensure small businesses, workers, union members and taxpayers receive the benefits of the ABCC as soon as possible.

The CHAIR: The question is that the amendments on sheets 8057 and 8058, moved by Senator Cameron and taken together, be agreed to.