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WORKING HOURS

Ms Hoare, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:


(1) acknowledges that almost one third of all Australian workers are now working more than 50 hours per week;

(2) notes that the French Government has recently legislated for a 35 hour week;

(3) conduct a review of the operation of the French legislation, and its success or otherwise; and

(4) consult widely with the community, the business sector and trade unions, to explore the appropriateness or otherwise of applying similar values to an Australian context.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.