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18       Industrial Relations— COVID-19—Union fees

Senator Rennick, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 700—That the Senate—

(a)              notes:

(i)                    the important and brave contribution of all Australian workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and

(ii)                  the high cost of union fees for workers who belong to a union; and

(b)              calls on all senators to lobby and encourage unions representing Australian workers to reduce union fees in the medium term to acknowledge the contribution and financial hardship of these workers.

Statement by leave : Senator Gallagher, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Antic

Davey

McKenzie

Reynolds

Askew

Duniam

McLachlan

Ruston

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

Molan

Ryan

Brockman

Henderson

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Canavan

Hughes

Paterson

Smith, Dean*

Chandler

Hume

Patrick

Stoker

Colbeck

McDonald

Rennick

Van

Cormann

McGrath

 

 

 

NOES, 28

Senators—

Ayres

Faruqi

McAllister

Siewert

Carr

Gallacher

McCarthy

Sterle

Chisholm

Gallagher

McKim

Urquhart*

Ciccone

Green

O’Neill

Walsh

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Pratt

Waters

Dodson

Lambie

Rice

Watt

Farrell

Lines

Sheldon

Whish-Wilson

* Tellers

Question agreed to.