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DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Mr Cadman, pursuant to notice, moved—That the House:

(1) endorses the continuing protection of the law to prevent discrimination in the workplace;

(2) acknowledges the disproportionate impact of unfair dismissal laws on the confidence of small business employers to employ additional people to their workforce;

(3) condemns the continuation of unfair dismissal laws for businesses employing fewer than fifteen people; and

(4) calls on the Senate to reverse its opposition to the removal of unfair dismissal laws.

Debate ensued.

At 1.45 p.m., the time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 106A, Mr St Clair was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate was made an order of the day for the next sitting.