The majority voted in favour of passing the bills in the House of Representatives. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bills for a third time.
The bills will now be sent to the Senate for their consideration.
What are these bills about?
These bills were first introduced into Parliament back in 2013, and again in 2016. In a nut shell, their purpose is to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).
According to the bills digest:
The purpose of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 (the Bill) is to re‑institute a separate workplace relations framework for the building industry based largely on the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (the BCII Act). Among other things the Bill re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), reintroduces provisions dealing with unlawful industrial action, coercion and the associated civil penalties specific to the building industry, and broadens the application of those provisions to include transporting and supplying of goods to be used in building work.