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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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