Let us cut through all the spin and verbal camouflage of all of this. What does it mean? It means that families will be worse off. That is what all of this means. What all of this amounts to is collapsing the right of ordinary Australians to collectively bargain, making it harder and harder for them and removing from them union protection where the government can do that, particularly where the work force is at its weakest. Federal Labor Leader The Hon Kim Beazley, Speech To The House Of Representatives On Workplace Relations, 26 May 2005.