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Monday, 12 October 2015
Page: 7361

Senator CASH (Western AustraliaMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Minister for Employment and Minister for Women) (18:16): No, it is not. I am sure you are aware that there are no employees when you are negotiating a greenfields agreement. They are the employer and the relevant unions as the two negotiating bodies because it is a greenfields agreement, so there are no employees. Again, in relation to the good faith bargaining, those provisions currently do not exist. We are adding an extra layer of protection by bringing in the good faith bargaining provisions to this particular part of the act.