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Monday, 7 July 2014
Page: 4228


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (16:30): I inform the Senate that the President has received the following letter, dated Monday, 7 July 2014, from Senator Moore:

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The actions of the Minister for Employment in making the Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines Repeal Instrument 2014 which repeal the Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines 2012 and slash the wages of cleaners covered by Commonwealth contracts."

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the standing orders having risen in their places—

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: I understand that informal arrangements have been made to allocate specific times to each of the speakers in today's debate. With the concurrence of the Senate, I shall ask the clerks to set the clock accordingly.