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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Page: 7413

Senator CAMERON ( New South Wales ) ( 13:02 ): Hansard recorded you last night as saying:

… I think we would all hope that during that six-month period an agreement can be reached between the employer and the union or the unions.

That is on page 96 of the Hansard. Minister, there is clearly an incentive for the union to reach agreement with the employer. If they do not, then the employer can lodge an agreement that contains whatever they would like—that is, whatever the employer would like. What is the incentive for the employer to reach agreement with the union within the six-month period?