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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 8039


Senator LUDWIG (12:01 AM) —Having listened to Senator Murray in respect of these amendments, we are persuaded to support his position and agree with the amendments. When you distil the argument down to its basic component, it is that we should not discriminate between a casual or a permanent in this instance, nor should we discriminate be it for one hour, one day or two days, depending on their length of employment. When you look at the issues of the discrimination provisions of race, sex and the like, it makes eminent sense to ensure that unlawful dismissal will stand as has been provided for. We find that Senator Murray has put a strong case for the opposition to support.

Question agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments; report adopted.