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Business: Rearrangement

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (09:50): We are 20 minutes into our time—20 minutes that could have been used on the ABCC debate. We have the Leader of the Government in the Senate—he who must be obeyed—coming in here and again mismanaging things. We should have got into the debate. All through this management of the ABCC debate, there has been cooperation. Although we have huge differences on the actual substance, there has been clear cooperation in getting on with the debate.

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Motion: Chemical Contamination: Firefighting Foams

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:44): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 144 standing in my name for today relating to contamination by firefighting foams, by omitting in subparagraph (a)(i) the words 'public health'.

Leave granted.

Senator RHIANNON: I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

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Committee: Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013, Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

Tuesday, 29 November 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (18:27): I did not jump in order to seek a clarification, because I was interested in the question of my colleague and was waiting for the minister to jump. If I have jumped in front of her I would obviously let her go first.

The CHAIR: I called you, Senator Rhiannon. The minister did not give any indication that she was going to stand.

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Committee: Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013, Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

Tuesday, 29 November 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:26): I move Greens amendment on sheet 7984:

(1) Clause 34 , page 29 (after line 19) , after subclause ( 2 ), insert:

(2A) Without limiting subsection (1), the Building Code must include provisions ensuring that no less than 90% of the steel (other than excluded steel) used in a particular building work is manufactured in a blast furnace or an electric arc furnace located in Australia.

(2B) For subsection (2A), excluded steel means:

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Committee: Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013, Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

Tuesday, 29 November

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (22:12): I withdraw Australian Greens amendment No. 1 on sheet 7983 and I move Australian Greens amendment No. 1 on sheet 8003:

(1) Clause 34, page 29 (line 29), at the end of the clause, add:

(4) If the Building Code includes provisions in relation to building enterprise agreements:

(a) the provisions may only apply in relation to a building enterprise agreement made on or after the commencement of this section; and

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