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Speech: Fair Work Amendment (Pay Protection) Bill 2017: Second Reading

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:41): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I seek leave to table an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Leave granted.

Senator RHIANNON: I seek leave to have the second reading speech incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The speech read as follows—

The attack on the wages of our lowest paid people in this country is relentless.

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Motion: Fair Work Amendment (Pay Protection) Bill 2017: First Reading

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:40): I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to workplace relations, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

Senator RHIANNON: I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

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Motion: Josh Park-Fing: Order for the production of documents

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:50): I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Employment, by no later than 4 pm on 27 March 2017, all documents and correspondence relating to the death of a Work for the Dole participant, Josh Park-Fing, including the report prepared by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland into his death.

Question agreed to.

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Committee: Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (20:38): Minister, the way you promote the ABCC sounds like the Liberal-National version of 'alternative facts'. Encouraging apprenticeships is not the same as requiring apprenticeships. You have attempted to hose down concerns that apprentices will not lose out under the Building Code. But that is the reality here.

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Speech: Turnbull Government

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:54): The Prime Minister's bad news week will continue when he returns to Sydney. When he goes to his Point Piper mansion on that multimillion dollar street he will have to navigate his way around a giant sinkhole. A giant sinkhole, believe it or not, has opened up. So we have this perfect metaphor. Not only is he falling into a hole in terms of how he is handling his policy work in Canberra; he will literally have to navigate his way around one when he returns to Sydney.

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