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      8   WORKERS’ PENALTY RATES AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Shorten (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations), by leave, made a ministerial statement on the future of workers’ penalty rates and public holidays and presented the following document:

Future of workers’ penalty rates and public holidays—Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, 18 September 2012.

Suspension of standing and sessional orders—Time for speech

Mr Shorten, by leave, moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent Ms Ley speaking for a period not exceeding 16 minutes.

Question—put and passed.

Ms Ley addressed the House.