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 8 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—WORKPLACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT (FAIR TERMINATION) BILL 2002

Message No. 329, 15 September 2003, from the Senate was reported returning the Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Termination) Bill 2002 and acquainting the House that the Senate has considered message No. 362 relating to the Bill and does not insist on its amendments Nos 1 and 5 disagreed to by the House; insists on its amendments Nos 2, 3 and 4 disagreed to by the House; and has made further amendments to the Bill. The Senate desires the reconsideration of the Bill by the House in respect of amendments Nos 2, 3 and 4 and requests the concurrence of the House in the further amendments made by the Senate.

Ordered—That the message be considered forthwith.

Mr Abbott (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) moved—That amendments Nos 2, 3 and 4 insisted on by the Senate and the further amendments made by the Senate to the Bill be agreed to.

Debate ensued.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 78

Mr AbbottMr DuttonJackie KellyMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMrs ElsonDr KempMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMr P. E. KingMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr FarmerMrs LeyMr Slipper
Mr BairdMr Forrest*Mr LindsayMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BaldwinMrs GallusMr LloydDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr McArthur*Dr Stone
Mr BartlettMrs Gash*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMr McGauranMr Ticehurst
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMrs MayMr Tollner
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HartsuykerMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HawkerDr NelsonMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMr HockeyMr Neville*Mr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMrs HullMs PanopoulosDr Washer
Mr CharlesMr HuntMr PearceMr Williams
Mr CioboMr JohnsonMr ProsserMr Windsor
Mr CobbMr JullMr PyneMs Worth
Mr DownerMr KatterMr Randall
Mrs DraperMrs D. M. KellyMr Ruddock

NOES, 58

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Mr AndrenMs GeorgeMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sawford
Mr BevisMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Ms BurkeMs GriersonMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMr MelhamMr S. F. Smith
Mr CoxMs HallMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMr HattonMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr Danby*Ms HoareMs O'ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EdwardsMrs Irwin*Mr B. P. O'ConnorMs Vamvakinou
Ms EllisMs JacksonMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr KerrMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr EvansMs C. F. KingMr Price
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMr Quick*

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.