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Regulations and Determinations: Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022; Disallowance (5 Sep 2022)

“Unlike most who have spoken—in fact, probably unlike anyone who has spoken in this chamber—I actually have worked in the construction industry. I started working in the foundations of buildings. I did my trades apprenticeship as a carpenter-joiner. I worked on construction sites and I saw the impact of good unions and the impact of bad unions. I have a good friend who was a boss...”

Regulations and Determinations: Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022; Disallowance (5 Sep 2022)

“and bizarre, Senator Scarr, coming from someone who just came from a state legislature. They have regulatory oversight of building sites and workplace safety through their state-based regulations. He was obviously not too effective a regulator as a legislator in his previous life in the New South Wales parliament. But it is an absolute outrage and a disgrace that we have to be considering...”

Regulations and Determinations: Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work Amendment Instrument 2022; Disallowance (5 Sep 2022)

“A point of order on relevance: we are talking about a disallowance on the ABCC; we're not talking about Crown. We're talking about the ABCC and the disallowance motion in relation to the ABCC. We're not talking about other matters in the economy.”

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 784 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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