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senate vote 2013-06-27#17

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:23

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2013-06-27.178.1 motion] "''that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed.''"
  • In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule, which expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes. Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • The motion on whether to support the part and schedule was put after Liberal Party Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate Eric Abetz] introduced an amendment to oppose them.
  • Senator Abetz said that he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints.(Read Senator Abetz's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-27.169.1 here].) However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.
  • The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment to oppose the part and schedule.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1213a/13bd118 Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] was partly made in response to a review of the ''Fair Work Act 2009'' (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the ''Fair Work Amendment Act 2012'' and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2013-06-27.178.1) "_that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed._"
  • In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule, which expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes. Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.
  • _Debate in Parliament_
  • The motion on whether to support the part and schedule was put after Liberal Party Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate) introduced an amendment to oppose them.
  • Senator Abetz said that he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints.(Read Senator Abetz's contribution [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-27.169.1).) However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.
  • The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment to oppose the part and schedule.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1213a/13bd118) was partly made in response to a review of the _Fair Work Act 2009_ (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the _Fair Work Amendment Act 2012_ and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.
  • References
senate vote 2013-06-27#17

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on 2014-10-07 16:16:56

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2013-06-27.178.1 motion] "''that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed.''"
  • In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule, which expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes. Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • The motion on whether to support the part and schedule was put after Liberal Party Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate Eric Abetz] introduced an amendment to oppose them.
  • Senator Abetz said that he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints.[1] However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.
  • Senator Abetz said that he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints.(Read Senator Abetz's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-27.169.1 here].) However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.
  • The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment to oppose the part and schedule.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1213a/13bd118 Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] was partly made in response to a review of the ''Fair Work Act 2009'' (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the ''Fair Work Amendment Act 2012'' and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Abetz's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-27.169.1 here].
senate vote 2013-06-27#17

Edited by MA

on 2014-02-17 12:58:51

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2013-06-27.178.1 motion] "''that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed''"
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2013-06-27.178.1 motion] "''that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed.''"
  • In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule, which expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes. Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • The motion on whether to support the part and schedule was put after Liberal Party Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate Eric Abetz] introduced an amendment to oppose them.
  • Senator Abetz said that he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints.[1] However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.
  • The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment to oppose the part and schedule.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1213a/13bd118 Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] was partly made in response to a review of the ''Fair Work Act 2009'' (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the ''Fair Work Amendment Act 2012'' and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Abetz's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-27.169.1 here].
senate vote 2013-06-27#17

Edited by MA

on 2014-02-17 12:58:33

Title

  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 - Amendment - Right of entry
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Right of entry

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2013-06-27.178.1 motion] "''that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed''"
  • In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule, which expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes. Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.
  • ''Debate in Parliament''
  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing the following motion:</p>
  • <p><i>“that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed”</i></p>
  • <p>In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule, which expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes.</p>
  • The motion on whether to support the part and schedule was put after Liberal Party Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate Eric Abetz] introduced an amendment to oppose them.
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.</p>
  • Senator Abetz said that he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints.[1] However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment to oppose the part and schedule.
  • <p>The motion on whether to support the part and schedule was put after Liberal Party <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Eric Abetz</a> introduced an amendment to oppose them.</p>
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • <p>Senator Abetz <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0232;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">said that</a> he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints. However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment to oppose the part and schedule, though <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Doug_Cameron&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Doug Cameron</a> did <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0235;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">describe</a> Senator Abetz as having “no credibility on workplace relations issues”.</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the Bill</b></p>
  • <p>The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 was partly made in response to a review of the <i>Fair Work Act 2009</i> (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the <i>Fair Work Amendment Act 2012</i> and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.</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/bd/bd1213a/13bd118">here</a>. The text of the proposed amendment can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0241;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">here</a>.</p>
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1213a/13bd118 Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] was partly made in response to a review of the ''Fair Work Act 2009'' (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the ''Fair Work Amendment Act 2012'' and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.
  • References
  • * [1] Read Senator Abetz's contribution [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-06-27.169.1 here].
senate vote 2013-06-27#17

Edited by MA

on 2013-11-01 15:46:23

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing the following motion:</p>
  • <p><i>“that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed”</i></p>
  • <p>In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule.</p>
  • <p>In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule, which expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes.</p>
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The motion on whether to support that particular part and schedule was put after Liberal Party <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Eric Abetz</a> moved that they should be opposed. The part and schedule expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes.</p>
  • <p>The motion on whether to support the part and schedule was put after Liberal Party <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Eric Abetz</a> introduced an amendment to oppose them.</p>
  • <p>Senator Abetz <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0232;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">said that</a> he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendments in detail due to time constraints. However, he did say that the bill’s right of entry provisions allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.</p>
  • <p>Senator Abetz <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0232;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">said that</a> he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendment in detail due to time constraints. However, he did say that the expanded right of entry provisions contained in that part and schedule allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment, though <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Doug_Cameron&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Doug Cameron</a> did <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0235;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">describe</a> Senator Abetz as having “no credibility on workplace relations issues”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment to oppose the part and schedule, though <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Doug_Cameron&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Doug Cameron</a> did <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0235;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">describe</a> Senator Abetz as having “no credibility on workplace relations issues”.</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the Bill</b></p>
  • <p>The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 was partly made in response to a review of the <i>Fair Work Act 2009</i> (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the <i>Fair Work Amendment Act 2012</i> and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.</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/bd/bd1213a/13bd118">here</a>. The text of the proposed amendment can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0241;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">here</a>.</p>
senate vote 2013-06-27#17

Edited by MA

on 2013-11-01 15:34:43

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing the following motion:</p>
  • <p><i>“that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed”</i></p>
  • <p>In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule.</p>
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The motion on whether to support the particular part and schedule was put after Liberal Party <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Eric Abetz</a> moved that they should be opposed. The part and schedule expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes.</p>
  • <p>The motion on whether to support that particular part and schedule was put after Liberal Party <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Eric Abetz</a> moved that they should be opposed. The part and schedule expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes.</p>
  • <p>Senator Abetz <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0232;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">said that</a> he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendments in detail due to time constraints. However, he did say that the bill’s right of entry provisions allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment, though <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Doug_Cameron&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Doug Cameron</a> did <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0235;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">describe</a> Senator Abetz as having “no credibility on workplace relations issues”.</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the Bill</b></p>
  • <p>The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 was partly made in response to a review of the <i>Fair Work Act 2009</i> (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the <i>Fair Work Amendment Act 2012</i> and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.</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/bd/bd1213a/13bd118">here</a>. The text of the proposed amendment can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0241;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">here</a>.</p>
senate vote 2013-06-27#17

Edited by MA

on 2013-11-01 15:32:57

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing the following motion:</p>
  • <p><i>“that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed”</i></p>
  • <p>In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule.</p>
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The motion on whether to support the particular part and schedule was put after Liberal Party <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Eric Abetz</a> moved that they should be opposed. The part and schedule expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes.</p>
  • <p>Senator Abetz <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0232;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">said that</a> he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendments in detail due to time constraints. However, he did say that the bill’s right of entry provisions allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment, though <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Doug_Cameron&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Doug Cameron</a> did <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0235;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">describe</a> Senator Abetz as having “no credibility on workplace relations issues”.</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the Bill</b></p>
  • <p>The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 was partly made in response to a review of the <i>Fair Work Act 2009</i> (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the <i>Fair Work Amendment Act 2012</i> and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.</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/bd/bd1213a/13bd118">here</a>. The text of the proposed amendment can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0239;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">here</a>.</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/bd/bd1213a/13bd118">here</a>. The text of the proposed amendment can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0241;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">here</a>.</p>
senate vote 2013-06-27#17

Edited by MA

on 2013-11-01 15:30:56

Title

  • Bills — Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013; Second Reading
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 - Amendment - Right of entry

Description

  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>The question now is that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 stand as printed.</p>
  • <p class="italic"> <i>Opposition's circulated amendments&#8212;</i></p>
  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing the following motion:</p>
  • <p><i>“that schedule 4 and part 5 of schedule 7 [of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013] stand as printed”</i></p>
  • <p>In other words, the senators were voting on whether they supported that part and schedule.</p>
  • <p>Someone who voted Aye supported the part and schedule. Since the majority voted Aye, the part and schedule remained unchanged.</p>
  • <p><b>Debate in Parliament</b></p>
  • <p>The motion on whether to support the particular part and schedule was put after Liberal Party <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Eric_Abetz&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Eric Abetz</a> moved that they should be opposed. The part and schedule expanded the rights of permit holders (such as union officials who have received a permit from the Fair Work Commission) to enter work premises for investigation and discussion purposes.</p>
  • <p>Senator Abetz <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0232;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">said that</a> he did not have the opportunity to speak to the amendments in detail due to time constraints. However, he did say that the bill’s right of entry provisions allowed trade union bosses “to invade the lunch room of every workplace in Australia in circumstances where only 13 per cent of the workforce are actually members of the trade union movement in the private sector”.</p>
  • <p>The Labor Government did not comment on the proposed amendment, though <a href="http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Doug_Cameron&mpc=Senate&house=senate">Senator Doug Cameron</a> did <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0235;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">describe</a> Senator Abetz as having “no credibility on workplace relations issues”.</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the Bill</b></p>
  • <p>The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 was partly made in response to a review of the <i>Fair Work Act 2009</i> (‘the Act’) by an independent review panel in 2012. The Panel found that the Act was broadly meeting its objectives and so its recommendations were mainly technical. Approximately one third of these recommendations were implemented by the <i>Fair Work Amendment Act 2012</i> and this Bill was introduced to implement several more of the recommendations as well as other reforms.</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/bd/bd1213a/13bd118">here</a>. The text of the proposed amendment can be found <a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0239;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F81320ab7-05a7-4deb-b6c9-aeba0e6b51bf%2F0000%22">here</a>.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) Schedule 4, page 23 (line 1) to page 31 (line 29), TO BE OPPOSED.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(3) Schedule 7, Part 5, page 54 (line 22) to page 55 (line 9) TO BE OPPOSED.</p>