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representatives vote 2016-02-04#2

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  • Bills — Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2], Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]; Second Reading
  • Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and another - Second Reading - Agree with the bills' main idea


  • <p class="speaker">Rob Mitchell</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the amendments moved by the honourable member for Melbourne be agreed to.</p>
  • <p class="italic"> <i>A division having been called and the bells having been rung&#8212;</i></p>
  • The majority agreed with the main idea of the bills, meaning that they can now discuss them in more detail. In parliamentary jargon, they [read the bills for a second time](
  • ### Main idea of the bills
  • The bills re-institute a workplace relations framework that was first put in place back in 2005. Among other things, they re-establish the [Australian Building and Construction Commissioner]( and re-introduce provisions dealing with unlawful [industrial action]( and coercion that are specific to the building industry.
  • Read more in the [bills digest](
  • <p>As there are fewer than five members on the side for the ayes, I declare the question resolved in the negative in accordance with standing order 127. The names of those members who are in the minority will be recorded in the <i>Votes and Proceedings</i>.</p>
  • <p>Question negatived, Mr Bandt and Mr Wilkie voting aye.</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the bill be read a second time.</p>
  • <p>Message from the Governor-General recommending appropriation announced.</p>