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representatives vote 2013-05-16#5

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:14

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-05-16.55.2 motion] to read the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013] a second time.(The text of the bill can be found [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here]. )
  • This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.
  • Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • The bill was introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives Tony Abbott], leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”.(See Abbott MP's discussion of the bill [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-02-11.17.2 here]. ) He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.
  • Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives Michelle Rowland] said that the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the ''Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009''. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”.(See Rowland MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.113.1 here]. ) The Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives Mike Symon] agreed, saying that treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.(See Symon MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.121.1 here].)
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-05-16.55.2) to read the [Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942) a second time.(The text of the bill can be found [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0). )
  • This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.
  • Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.
  • _Debate in Parliament_
  • The bill was introduced by Liberal MP [Tony Abbott](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives), leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”.(See Abbott MP's discussion of the bill [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-02-11.17.2). ) He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.
  • Labor Party MP [Michelle Rowland](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives) said that the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the _Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009_. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”.(See Rowland MP's contribution [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.113.1). ) The Labor Party MP [Mike Symon](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives) agreed, saying that treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.(See Symon MP's contribution [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.121.1).)
  • References
representatives vote 2013-05-16#5

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:54

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-05-16.55.2 motion] to read the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013] a second time.[1]
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-05-16.55.2 motion] to read the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013] a second time.(The text of the bill can be found [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here]. )
  • This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.
  • Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • The bill was introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives Tony Abbott], leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”.[2] He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.
  • The bill was introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives Tony Abbott], leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”.(See Abbott MP's discussion of the bill [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-02-11.17.2 here]. ) He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.
  • Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives Michelle Rowland] said that the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the ''Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009''. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”.[3] The Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives Mike Symon] agreed, saying that treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.[4]
  • Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives Michelle Rowland] said that the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the ''Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009''. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”.(See Rowland MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.113.1 here]. ) The Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives Mike Symon] agreed, saying that treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.(See Symon MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.121.1 here].)
  • References
  • * [1] The text of the bill can be found [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] See Abbott MP's discussion of the bill [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-02-11.17.2 here].
  • * [3] See Rowland MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.113.1 here].
  • * [4] See Symon MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.121.1 here].
representatives vote 2013-05-16#5

Edited by mackay

on 2014-02-17 10:20:31

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-05-16.55.2 motion] to read the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013] a second time.[1]
  • This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.
  • Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • The bill was introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives Tony Abbott], leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”.[2] He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.
  • Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives Michelle Rowland] said that the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the ''Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009''. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”.[3] The Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives Mike Symon] agreed, saying that treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.[4]
  • References
  • * [1] More information about this bill and the context surrounding it can be found [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942 here]. The text of the bill can be found [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [1] The text of the bill can be found [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] See Abbott MP's discussion of the bill [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-02-11.17.2 here].
  • * [3] See Rowland MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.113.1 here].
  • * [4] See Symon MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.121.1 here].
representatives vote 2013-05-16#5

Edited by mackay

on 2014-02-17 10:19:56

Title

  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 - Second Reading
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-05-16.55.2 motion] to read the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013] a second time.[1]
  • This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.
  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 a second time. This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.</p>
  • Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.</p>
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • The bill was introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives Tony Abbott], leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”.[2] He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.
  • <p>The bill <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0058;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0000%22">was introduced</a> by <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives">Tony Abbott</a> MP, leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”. He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives">Michelle Rowland</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0203;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">said that</a> the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the <i>Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009</i>. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”. The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives">Mike Symon</a> MP agreed, <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0211;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">saying that</a> treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>More information about this bill and the context surrounding it can be found <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942">here</a>. The text of the bill can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0">here</a>.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition’s election in 2013, it is possible that changes will be made to workplace relations.</p>
  • Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives Michelle Rowland] said that the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the ''Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009''. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”.[3] The Labor Party MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives Mike Symon] agreed, saying that treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.[4]
  • References
  • * [1] More information about this bill and the context surrounding it can be found [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942 here]. The text of the bill can be found [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] See Abbott MP's discussion of the bill [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2013-02-11.17.2 here].
  • * [3] See Rowland MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.113.1 here].
  • * [4] See Symon MP's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-18.121.1 here].
representatives vote 2013-05-16#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-10-02 10:21:52

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 a second time. This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.</p>
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0058;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0000%22">was introduced</a> by <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives">Tony Abbott</a> MP, leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”. He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives">Michelle Rowland</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0203;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">said that</a> the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the <i>Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009</i>. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”. The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives">Mike Symon</a> MP agreed, <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0211;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">saying that</a> treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>More information about this bill and the context surrounding it can be found <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942">here</a>. The text of the bill can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0">here</a>.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition’s election in 2013, it is possible that changes will be made to superannuation.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition’s election in 2013, it is possible that changes will be made to workplace relations.</p>
representatives vote 2013-05-16#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-10-02 09:54:53

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 a second time. This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.</p>
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0058;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0000%22">was introduced</a> by Tony Abbott MP, leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”. He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.</p>
  • <p>The bill <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0058;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0000%22">was introduced</a> by <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Abbott&mpc=Warringah&house=representatives">Tony Abbott</a> MP, leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”. He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives">Michelle Rowland</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0203;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">said that</a> the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the <i>Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009</i>. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”. The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives">Mike Symon</a> MP agreed, <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0211;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">saying that</a> treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>More information about this bill and the context surrounding it can be found <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942">here</a>. The text of the bill can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0">here</a>.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition’s election in 2013, it is possible that changes will be made to superannuation.</p>
representatives vote 2013-05-16#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-10-02 09:53:36

Title

  • Private Members' Business — Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013; Second Reading
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 - Second Reading

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Anna Burke</p>
  • <p>The question is that the bill be now read a second time.</p>
  • <p>The Aye voters failed to pass a motion to read the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 a second time. This means that the majority of members rejected the main idea of the bill.</p>
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the main idea of the bill. The majority voted No, so the bill will not be considered any further in Parliament.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The bill <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0058;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F31814f37-6bd0-44dd-a2e7-40d55027d5cf%2F0000%22">was introduced</a> by Tony Abbott MP, leader of the Opposition, to strengthen “the requirements upon union officials to act honestly and in good faith”. He argued that this was important due to recent scandals and investigations into possible improper conduct. The purpose of this bill was “to put exactly the same regime, as far as we can, in place for unions and those running unions as applies to companies and those running companies”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Michelle_Rowland&mpc=Greenway&house=representatives">Michelle Rowland</a> MP <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0203;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">said that</a> the Government supported “appropriate regulation” of unions, which is why it previously amended the <i>Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009</i>. In rejecting this bill, she argued that “trade unions are not corporations”. The Labor Party's <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mike_Symon&mpc=Deakin&house=representatives">Mike Symon</a> MP agreed, <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0211;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F9ab2c98f-3835-4f5f-a7b5-d382a0f0d4fc%2F0000%22">saying that</a> treating unions like corporations is “a plainly ridiculous concept”.</p>
  • <p><b>More information</b></p>
  • <p>More information about this bill and the context surrounding it can be found <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4942">here</a>. The text of the bill can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4942_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0">here</a>.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition’s election in 2013, it is possible that changes will be made to superannuation.</p>