After furious debate in parliament last night, key amendments to the Australian Building and Construction Commission bill were passed with the support of senators Derryn Hinch and Nick Xenophon.
The amendment reduced a two-year transition period for companies to comply with a new building code to nine months. Legislation to restore the building watchdog was passed last year.
Turnbull said the bill takes "a good law and make it even better."
Malcolm Turnbull used the achievment to show that the government is able to collaborate with crossbenchers.
"It’s an example of the way in which Minister Michaelia Cash and the Senate team are working with the crossbench to ensure that the 45th parliament, as we promised, will deliver,” he said.
Senator Cash, the employment minister, said the amendment means the ABCC is “back and restored in full.”
"Every company, regardless of who you are or how big you are, if you wish to be awarded government funded building work you must be code compliant,” said Cash.
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