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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Mr McClelland who moved, as an amendment—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"this House declines to give the Bill a second reading and:

(1) condemns the government for:

 (a) attempting to pre-empt a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia concerning the issue of whether bargaining fees `pertain to the relationship of employer and employee';

(b) introducing legislation which unreasonably restrains the ability of parties in the workplace to voluntarily enter into service agreements concerning industrial representation and advocacy; and

(c) introducing legislation which is primarily designed to discourage workplace organisation rather than to facilitate agreement-making; and

(2) confirms that it is appropriate that the House await the decision of the Federal Court prior to legislating in this area".

Debate continued.

It being 2 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 101A, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.