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Thursday, 9 December 1993
Page: 4243


Senator McMULLAN (Minister for the Arts and Administrative Services) (12.30 p.m.) —I move:

  (1)Clause 7, page 3, lines 20 to 26, omit proposed paragraph 88A(a), substitute the following paragraph:

    "(a)employees are protected by awards that set fair and enforceable minimum wages and conditions of employment that are maintained at a relevant level; and".

This is a consequential provision merely omitting a reference to paid rates in this proposed paragraph. A substantial debate about this paid rates issue will come at a later stage, I assume.

  Amendment agreed to.

  Clause, as amended, agreed to.

  Clauses 8 and 9—by leave—taken together, and agreed to.

  Clause 10.


Senator McMULLAN (Minister for the Arts and Administrative Services) (12.31 p.m.) —by leave—I move:

(2)Clause 10, page 4, line 16, after "Part" insert "and Part VIC".

(3)Clause 10, page 4, proposed subsection 90AA(1), line 17, after "Part" insert "and Part VIC".

(4)Clause 10, page 4, proposed subsection 90AA(1), line 19, after "Part" insert "and Part VIC".

These additional amendments also relate to paid rates. Amendments 2 to 4 insert references to the new paid rates part in proposed section 90AA reflecting the proposed establishment of a new paid rates part, debate on which, as I said, we will come to.

  Amendments agreed to.

  Clauses as amended, agreed to.

  Clause 11 agreed to.

  Clause 12.


Senator McMULLAN (Minister for the Arts and Administrative Services) (12.31 p.m.) —There are a number of amendments to this clause. I think ours is probably the least controversial, although they may turn out to be famous last words. I move:

(1)Clause 12, page 5, proposed subsection 111(1AA), line 10, before "(iii)" insert "(i), (ii) or".

  Amendment agreed to.

  The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator McKiernan)—I call Senator Bell.