Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 for 2013

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 for 2013

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Helen Kroger (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Anne McEwen (Opposition Whip)
Senator Bridget McKenzie (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator David Bushby
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Senator Claire Moore

Secretary: Chris Reid
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 9 OF 2013

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 at 7.28 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend-That-
    1. contingent upon their introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report, but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 1 and 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013, Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report, but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 3 and 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting Wednesday in March 2014 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report, but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 6 and 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2013 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    6. the Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting Wednesday in February 2014 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend-That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    • Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013
    • Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    • Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013
    • Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013
      Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013
      Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013
    • Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013
    • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013
    • National Integrity Commission Bill 2013
    • Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.

 

(Anne McEwen)
Chair
14 November 2013

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