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Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Page: 7420


Senator CAMERON (New South Wales) (13:31): I move opposition amendment (7) on sheet 7771:

(7) Schedule 1, item 50, page 17 (lines 5 to 14), omit paragraph 255A(1)(d), substitute:

   (d) the following provisions do not apply in relation to the agreement at any time after the end of the notified negotiation period:

      (i) sections 229 and 230 (which deal with bargaining orders);

      (ii) sections 234 and 235 (which deal with serious breach declarations); and

This amendment goes to the issue of the Fair Work Commission declining to make a determination for any reason. This amendment would ensure that the rules around good faith bargaining and conciliation continue to apply. Given what the minister said about the importance of good faith bargaining, this is an example of us supporting good faith bargaining. If the minister really supports it, she would adopt this amendment.

Question negatived.