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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Page: 7415

Senator CAMERON (New South Wales) (13:12): This is a very important issue, and I am going to persevere with the question. Given that there is clearly an incentive for the unions to reach agreement with the employer—if they do not reach agreement and the employer can lodge an agreement that contains the issues that employer wants imposed on workers. What is the incentive for the employer to reach agreement with the union within the six-month period? Do you not agree that by maintaining the prevailing pay and conditions there is no capacity under your bargaining approach for unions to increase and improve wages and conditions for employees who could be covered by that greenfield agreement?