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.