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 3 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—WORKPLACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT (FAIR DISMISSAL) BILL 2002 [NO. 2]

Message No. 213, 3 March 2003, from the Senate was reported returning the Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Dismissal) Bill 2002 [No. 2] with amendments.

Ordered—That the amendments be considered forthwith.

Mr Abbott (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) moved—That the amendments be disagreed to.

Debate ensued.


Question—put.

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

AYES, 78

Mr AbbottMrs DraperMrs D. M. KellyMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr DuttonDr KempMr Slipper
Mr AndrenMrs ElsonMr P. E. KingMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMrs LeyMr Somlyay
Mr AnthonyMr FarmerMr LindsayDr Southcott
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Dr Stone
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BaldwinMs GambaroMr McGauranMr Ticehurst
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayMr Tollner
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Ms J. I. BishopMr HartsuykerMr NevilleMrs D. S. Vale
Mr BroughMr HawkerMs PanopoulosMr Wakelin
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr PearceDr Washer
Mr CameronMrs HullMr ProsserMr Williams
Mr CausleyMr HuntMr PyneMr Windsor
Mr CharlesMr JohnsonMr RandallMs Worth
Mr CioboMr JullMr Ruddock
Mr CobbMr KatterMr Schultz

NOES, 62

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMs Roxon
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr BeazleyMs GeorgeMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BreretonMs GillardMr McMullanMr Sercombe
Ms BurkeMs GriersonMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMr MossfieldMr S. F. Smith
Ms CorcoranMs HallMr MurphyMr Snowdon
Mr CoxMr HattonMs O'ByrneMr Swan
Mr CreanMs HoareMr B. P. O'ConnorMr Tanner
Mr Danby*Mrs IrwinMr G. M. O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EdwardsMs JacksonMr OrganMs Vamvakinou
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMs PlibersekMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr KerrMr PriceMr Zahra
Mr EvansMs C. F. KingMr Quick*
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMr Ripoll

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Abbott presented reasons, which were circulated, and are as follows:

Reasons of the House of Representatives for disagreeing to the amendments of the Senate

The House of Representatives does not accept these amendments because they remove the small business exclusion and make procedural changes that are not appropriate for inclusion in this Bill.

On the motion of Mr Abbott, the reasons were adopted.