Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders
I ask leave of the House to move the following motion:
That this House agrees that:
- at the last election the Australian people voted for the end of Work Choices, which has hurt working families by allowing pay and conditions to be ripped off and decent hard working Australians to be sacked without reason or remedy;
- the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 just passed by the Parliament is the first step in ending Work Choices;
- from the coming in to effect of this bill there will be no new Australian Workplace Agreements and from 1 January 2010 there will be no new statutory individual employment agreements of any nature; and
- in order to ensure the decent and fair treatment of Australian working families, that statutory individual employment agreements should never again be reintroduced into Australian workplace relations law.
Leave not granted.
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Deputy Prime Minister from moving a motion in relation to workplace relations.
Is the motion seconded?
I second the motion.