Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 11 for 2013

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 11 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. 11 OF 2013

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 at 7.36 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 February 2014 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 March 2014 (see appendices 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. contingent upon its introduction in the Senate, the Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 February 2014 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent upon its introduction in the Senate, the Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 February 2014 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 February 2014 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    6. the Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 March 2014 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013
    • Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013
    • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    • Tax Bonus for Working Australians Repeal Bill 2013
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2013.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • National Integrity Commission Bill 2013
    • Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013
    • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013.

(Helen Kroger)
Chair
11 December 2013

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