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FOR – Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 - Consideration in Detail - Add more flexibility

The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with amendments introduced by Berowra MP Julian Leeser (Liberal), which means they failed.

Amendment text

(1) Schedule 1, item 5, page 4 (line 9), after "conduct", insert "in relation to the second person".

(2) Schedule 1, item 5, page 4 (lines 11 and 12), omit "or after".

(3) Schedule 2, item 8, page 7 (line 7), omit "possible", substitute "reasonably practicable".

(5) Schedule 2, item 8, page 7 (line 16), omit "possible", substitute "reasonably practicable".

What did the amendments do?

Mr Leeser explained that:

The principle we're adopting with all of our amendments is to make it easier for businesses to comply with and achieve the intention behind this bill. We're not seeking to see boxes ticked, we're not seeking to burden workplaces unnecessarily, but we are seeking to ensure that workplaces are safe place for all Australians. If employers can't easily fulfil the obligation this legislation places on them and an undue additional regulatory burden is imposed, we will create more problems than we solve. We must take a path that's achievable and will lead to tangible change.

Summary

Date and time: 12:49 PM on 2022-11-07
Allegra Spender's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 81
Total number of "no" votes: 57
Total number of abstentions: 13
Related bill: Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au

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