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FAIR WORK AMENDMENT BILL 2013

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.


The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz) moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but the Senate notes that the Government:

  (a) circulated amendments in the House of Representatives to excise Schedule 3 of this bill which would have removed the right of entry provisions, but decided at short notice to not proceed with these amendments; and

  (b) has not explained why it decided to not proceed with these amendments".

Debate ensued.

Limitation of debate: The time allotted for the consideration of this bill expired.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,30


Senators—
AbetzColbeckJohnstonPayne
BackCormannJoyceRonaldson
BernardiEdwardsKroger (Teller)Sinodinos
BirminghamEgglestonMacdonaldSmith
BoyceFawcettMasonWilliams
BrandisFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieXenophon
BushbyFifieldNash
CashHumphriesParry

NOES, 34


Senators—
BilykGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
BishopHanson-YoungMooreThorp
Carr, KimHoggPolley (Teller)Urquhart
CollinsLinesPrattWaters
CrossinLudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson
Di NataleLundySiewertWong
FarrellMarshallSinghWright
FeeneyMcEwenStephens
FurnerMcLucasSterle

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The following amendments circulated by the Opposition were considered:

 Schedule 3, item 1, page 16 (line 6), omit "allows a worker", substitute "allows a worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 3, page 16 (line 17), omit "Workers bullied at work", substitute "Workers or employers bullied at work".

 Schedule 3, item 4, page 16 (line 21), omit "workers bullied", substitute "workers or employers bullied".

 Schedule 3, item 5, page 17 (line 1), omit "workers bullied", substitute "workers or employers bullied".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 17 (line 5), omit "Workers bullied", substitute "Workers or employers bullied".


 Schedule 3, item 6, page 17 (line 8), omit "a worker who", substitute "a worker or employer who".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 17 (line 9), omit "stop the bullying", substitute "stop the bullying after seeking advice from the Fair Work Ombudsman or Safe Work Australia or such other organisation as prescribed by the regulations".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 17 (line 12), omit "Stopping workers", substitute "Stopping workers and employers".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 17 (line 14), omit "A worker who", substitute "Subject to subsection (1A), a worker or employer who".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 17 (line 15), omit "at work", substitute "at work by a worker, employer or official of a registered organisation".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 17 (after line 15), after subsection 789FC(1), insert:

  (1A) Prior to applying to the FWC for an order under section 789FF, the worker or employer must seek preliminary advice from one of the following organisations confirming that the behaviour in question does, or may, constitute bullying and that alternative remedies have been considered:

 (a) the Fair Work Ombudsman;

 (b) Safe Work Australia;

 (c) an occupational health and safety organisation of a State or Territory prescribed by the regulations pursuant to subsection (1B).

  (1B) The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing an occupational health and safety organisation of a State or Territory. However, if the Governor-General makes the regulation, the regulation must include at least one occupational health and safety organisation from each State and Territory.

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 18 (line 3), omit "worker bullied", substitute "worker or employer bullied".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 18 (line 4), omit "A worker", substitute "A worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 18 (line 5), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 18 (line 8), at the end of subparagraph 789FD(1)(a)(ii), add "or".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 18 (after line 8), after subparagraph 789FD(1)(a)(ii), insert:

 (iii) an official of a registered organisation;

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 18 (line 9), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 18 (line 10), omit "group of workers of which the worker is a member", substitute "group of which the worker or employer is a member".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 19 (line 12), omit "a worker", substitute "a worker or an employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 19 (line 14), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".


 Schedule 3, item 6, page 19 (line 16), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 19 (line 18), omit "order it considers appropriate", substitute "order it considers appropriate, including an order revoking a union right of entry permit,".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 19 (line 20), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 19 (line 27), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 19 (line 30), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 20 (line 7), omit "a worker", substitute "a worker or employer".

 Schedule 3, item 6, page 20(line 8), omit "the worker", substitute "the worker or employer".

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,30


Senators—
AbetzColbeckJohnstonPayne
BackCormannJoyceRonaldson
BernardiEdwardsKroger (Teller)Sinodinos
BirminghamEgglestonMacdonaldSmith
BoyceFawcettMasonWilliams
BrandisFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieXenophon
BushbyFifieldNash
CashHumphriesParry

NOES, 34


Senators—
BilykGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
BishopHanson-YoungMooreThorp
Carr, KimHoggPolley (Teller)Urquhart
CollinsLinesPrattWaters
CrossinLudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson
Di NataleLundySiewertWong
FarrellMarshallSinghWright
FeeneyMcEwenStephens
FurnerMcLucasSterle

Question negatived.

Question—That Schedule 4, and Schedule 7, Part 5 stand as printed—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES, 35

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Lines

Ludlam

Lundy

Madigan

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wong

Wright

NOES, 30

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

Xenophon

Schedule and Part agreed to.

The following amendment circulated by the Opposition was negatived:

 Clause 2, page 2 (table item 7), omit the table item.

Question—That the remaining stages of this bill be agreed to and this bill be now passed—put and passed.

Bill read a third time.