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   11   Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

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 O’Connor, viz.— That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House: 

(1)        notes that although the Government pretends through the bill to care about vulnerable workers, those workers who earn penalty rates are also vulnerable as a result of the Fair Work Commission decision to cut penalty rates, a decision which the Government supports; and

(2)        calls on the Government to:

(a)        abandon its support of the Fair Work Commission decision to cut penalty rates because it will mean nearly 700,000 Australians will have their take home pay cut by up to $77 a week; and

(b)        legislate to prevent the Fair Work Commission decision from taking effect, in order to stop Australians from having their penalty rates cut.”—

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


The House divided (the Speaker, Mr A. D. H. Smith, in the Chair)—

AYES, 69

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rowland†

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Sharkie

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Macklin

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Ms Swanson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Ms O’Toole

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy


NOES, 73

Mr Abbott

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Ms Banks

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Ms Marino

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Evans


* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was 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 Bandt, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (3) of sheet 2 together.

Debate continued.

Amendments negatived.

Mr Bandt, by leave, moved amendments (4) to (15) of sheet 2 together.

Debate continued.

Amendments negatived.

Mr Bandt, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (3) of sheet 1 together.

Debate continued.

Amendments negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services), by leave, the bill was read a third time.