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Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Page: 4027

Senator FISHER (3:47 PM) —I move:

   That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, 24 June 2009:

(a)   a copy of any documentation provided to the Government by the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, the Honourable John Lloyd (or by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations), reflecting his views on the report by the Honourable Justice Murray Wilcox, Transition to Fair Work Australia for the Building and Construction Industry; and

(b)   the Ministerial Directions referred to by the Deputy Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) in her second reading speech of 17 June 2009 on the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009 and issued by her (whether on 17 June 2009 or otherwise) to the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC):

(i)   under section 12 of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005, to provide a report outlining ‘the ABCC’s resources allocation and placement compared to locations with high levels of unlawfulness as evidenced by allegations, investigations, prosecutions, audits and the like’, and

(ii)   under the Act to the ABCC, concerning the application of coercive powers and the conduct of compulsory interviews.

Question agreed to.