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Wednesday, 15 March 2000
Page: 12889

Senator Coonan, at the request of Senator Watson, to move, on the next day of sitting:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Select Committee on Superannuation and Financial Services on the provisions of the Superannuation (Entitlements of same sex couples) Bill 2000 be extended to 6 April 2000.

Senator Quirke to move, on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Committee of Experts of the United Nations (UN) industrial arm, the International Labor Organisation (ILO), found, on 10 March 2000, that the Howard Government's Workplace Relations Act breached ILO Convention 98 on collective bargaining;

(b) condemns the Government for bringing Australia into international disrepute; and

(c) calls on the Government to amend the Workplace Relations Act to conform with our UN treaty obligations.