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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
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Senator CASH ( Western Australia Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Minister for Employment and Minister for Women ) ( 13:02 ): I personally am not able to anticipate what various parties will do. But, as you will be aware, what we are doing with this particular amendment, as we discussed at length last night, is bringing into the greenfields provisions what is currently not there—that is, the good faith bargaining provisions. So you would expect parties to bargain in good faith, and where they cannot reach an agreement the employer is able to utilise this process should the employer wish to.