Senate debates

Thursday, 27 June 2013


Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013; Second Reading

9:36 pm

Photo of Christopher BackChristopher Back (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

What a shame. The first half of Senator Cameron's contribution tonight was full of wisdom. I stood here and thought to myself, 'At long last we are going to have a meeting of the minds.' But Senator Cameron talks about DNA, and in the second half of his contribution tonight he reverted to form. I will come back to that.

I stand here this evening very proudly, as Senator Cameron leaves the room, as the grandson of Tom Back, who was the secretary of the Lumpers' Union, which became the Waterside Workers Union. I think these days it has morphed into the MUA. Senator Cameron, he was the secretary of that union at a time when he was there to actually defend the workers.


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