Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 5 for 2014

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 5 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. 5 OF 2014

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 at 7.20 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 July 2014 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 July 2014 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 June 2014 (see appendices 3, 4 and 5 for statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 July 2014 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. contingent upon its introduction in the Senate, the Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 September 2014 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 July 2014 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Fringe Benefits Tax Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Income Tax (Bearer Debentures) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 1) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 2) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Tax Laws Amendment (Interest on Non-Resident Trust Distributions) (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, Tax Laws Amendment (Untainting Tax) (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 and the Trust Recoupment Tax Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 June 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:

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2014
    • Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014
    • Save Our Sharks Bill 2014.

(Helen Kroger)
Chair
15 May 2014

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