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Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Page: 2333

Second Reading

Consideration resumed of the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

The House:

(1)   declines to give the bill a second reading; and

(2)   notes that:

(a)   this Government has not proposed legislation to deal with important workplace relations matters, such as wage theft, flat lining wages growth, or deaths in the workplace;

(b)   this bill and the Act it seeks to amend represent an inconsistent approach by the Government to responding to Royal Commissions; and

(c)   instead of protecting workers from wage theft, the Government has determined to attack the worker entitlement funds that guarantee workers’ entitlements are paid.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (16:41): In accordance with standing order 133(b), I shall now proceed to put the question on the motion moved by the honourable member for Watson on which a division was called for and deferred in accordance with standing orders. No further debate is allowed.

The SPEAKER: The original question was that this bill be now read a second time. To this the honourable member for Watson has moved as an amendment that all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting other words. The immediate question is that the amendment moved by the member for Watson be agreed to.