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Thursday, 24 June 2004
Page: 31676

Debate resumed, on motion by Mr Andrews:

That this bill be now read a second time.

upon which Mr Emerson moved by way of amendment:

That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“the House declines to give the Bill a second reading and:

(1) condemns the Government for undermining the independence of the industrial relations commission, and

(2) calls on the government instead to investigate measures to assist those small businesses that do not have the capacity to pay redundancy payments, to obtain individual exemptions from the AIRC”.


The SPEAKER —The original question was that this bill be now read a second time. To this the honourable member for Rankin has moved as an amendment that all words after `That' be omitted with a view to substituting other words. The question now is that the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question.

Question agreed to.


The SPEAKER —The question now before the chair is that the bill be read a second time.