Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 for 2014

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 for 2014

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. 4 OF 2014

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at 7.31 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 June 2014 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 June 2014 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. contingent upon its introduction in the Senate, the Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2014 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 June 2014 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Repeal Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 June 2014 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 6 June 2014 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 6 June 2014 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    8. the National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 June 2014 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    9. the provisions of the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2014 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    10. the provisions of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014 that was considered at meeting 3 of 2014 on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 and not referred, was reconsidered. The committee recommends that notwithstanding its previous decision, that the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2014 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Export Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
      Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Amendment Bill 2014
      Export Inspection (Service Charge) Amendment Bill 2014
      Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2014
    • Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Amendment Bill 2014
    • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    • Save Our Sharks Bill 2014
    • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014
    • Student Identifiers Bill 2014
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014.

(Helen Kroger)
Chair
27 March 2014

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