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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Page: 1055

Senator CASH (Western AustraliaMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Minister for Employment and Minister for Women) (18:33): Prior to the ABCC bill passing last year, Master Builders Australia advised that the overwhelming majority of its members had enterprise agreements that are code compliant. Also, many enterprise agreements, as I have already stated, include clauses that commit the parties to amendments in the event that the new code is introduced. As I have also stated, the department has undertaken an analysis of a number of agreements and found that 16 per cent of agreements had these types of clauses.