Senate debates

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:06 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Trade) Share this | Hansard source

I would be interested to have time to go and look at the transcript of Mr Porter's remarks. I'm sure Mr Porter was probably being asked about something like the Senate inquiry that may well occur, of which I have no doubt those opposite will run a scare campaign, as they already are every step of the way in relation to the consideration of this legislation. I know that they can't help themselves in terms of wanting to run a scare campaign. They can't help themselves. They will opt for negativity; they will opt for the scare; they will opt, of course, for mistruths and misleading at every step of the way.

We are quite happy, having gone through an exhaustive consultation process in this legislation, to now submit it to the scrutiny of the parliament, to have the extensive Senate inquiry and to give the opportunity for those who want to find points of interest in the bills to debate them through that Senate inquiry and for the facts to shine through, because the facts will show that these reforms will be good for Australian businesses and employment and will create more jobs for more Australians.


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