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WORKPLACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT (GENUINE BARGAINING) BILL 2002

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—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr McClelland, viz.—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "whilst not denying the bill a second reading, the House condemns the Government for:

(1) unreasonably emasculating the powers of the AIRC to resolve industrial disputes in the interests of the parties;

(2) interfering with the AIRC's discretion to deal with industrial disputes in the most appropriate way; and

(3) failing to put forward constructive proposals to enable the Commission to direct parties to bargain in good faith"—

Debate resumed.

Amendment negatived.

Question—That the Bill be now read a second time—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Mr McClelland, by leave, moved Opposition amendments (1) and (2) together.

Debate continued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr Jenkins, in the Chair)—

AYES, 61

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr AlbaneseMs GeorgeMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr AndrenMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BeazleyMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sercombe
Mr BevisMs GriersonMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mr BreretonMr GriffinDr MartinMr S. F. Smith
Mr ByrneMs HallMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMs HoareMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr Danby*Mrs IrwinMs O'ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EdwardsMs JacksonMr B. P. O'ConnorMs Vamvakinou
Ms EllisMr KerrMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMs C. F. KingMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr EvansMr LathamMr Price
Mr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Quick*
Mr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMr DownerMrs D. M. KellyMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMrs DraperMr P. E. KingMr Scott
Mr AnthonyMr DuttonMrs LeyMr Secker
Fran BaileyMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Slipper
Mr BairdMr EntschMr LloydMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BaldwinMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Mr BarresiMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BartlettMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BillsonMrs GashMrs MayMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Ticehurst
Ms J. I. BishopMr HaaseMr NairnMr Tollner
Mr BroughMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr CadmanMr HartsuykerMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CameronMr HawkerMs PanopoulosMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CausleyMr HockeyMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs HullMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CioboMr HuntMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CobbMr JohnsonMr RandallMr Windsor
Mr CostelloMr JullMr RuddockMs Worth

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Paper

Mr Abbott (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

On the motion of Mr Abbott, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (3) were made together, after debate.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Abbott, by leave, the Bill was read a third time.