Bills, or provisions of bills, referred to committees 2009

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Number of bills referred to committees:

 

Referred in 2009:

112

 

Referred in 2008, report tabled 2009

14

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Access to Justice (Civil Litigation Reforms) Amendment Bill 2009 LCA Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 17/09/09
Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2009 (Senator Ludlam) LCA Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 28/10/09
Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 FPA Referred 05/02/09
Tabled 10/02/09
Additional information tabled 19/03/09

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009

Provisions of the bill relating to the social housing program

FPA

CA

Referred 05/02/09
Tabled 10/02/09
Additional information tabled 19/03/09

Referred 05/02/09
Tabled 10/02/09

AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009 LCA Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 18/06/09
Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009 Eco Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Australian Business Investment Partnership (Consequential Amendment) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 07/09/09
Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Banking Amendment (Keeping Banks Accountable) Bill 2009 (Senator Fielding) Eco Referred 12/08/09
Tabled 24/11/09
Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 LCA Referred 29/10/09
Report due 02/02/10
Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 18/06/09
Tabled 10/09/09
Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009 Eco Referred 16/06/09
Tabled 23/06/09
Additional information tabled 17/11/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/091
Introduced into the House 28/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Customs) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Excise) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—General) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008 (Senator Bob Brown) EM Referred 14/05/08
Tabled 23/06/09 (in conjunction with the inquiry into the 2007 federal election)
Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009 FPA Referred 05/02/09
Tabled 10/02/09
Additional information tabled 19/03/09
Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2008 (Senator Ludlam) ECA Referred 25/09/08
Presented 18/12/08
Tabled 03/02/09
Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 28/07/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 07/09/09
Additional information tabled 17/11/09
Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 28/07/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 07/09/09
Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 10/09/09
Tabled 19/11/09
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 17/09/09
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill (No. 2) 2009 LCA Referred 17/09/09
Tabled 16/11/09
Errata tabled 17/11/09
Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 CA Referred 12/02/09
Presented 16/03/09
Tabled 16/03/09
Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2] (Senator Ludlam) FADT Referred 20/08/09
Report due 25/02/10
Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008 FADT Referred 04/12/08
Presented 20/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 LCA Referred 04/12/08
Presented 26/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Do Not Call Register Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 ECA Referred 30/11/09
Report due 24/02/10
Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 20/08/09
Presented 16/10/09
Tabled 26/10/09
Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2009 (Senator Ludlam) ECA Referred 17/06/09
Tabled 17/09/09
Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 19/03/09
Interim report presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Report tabled 12/05/09
Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 CA Referred 12/02/09
Presented 16/03/09
Tabled 16/03/09
Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Additional information tabled 11/08/09
Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 29/10/09
Tabled 16/11/09
Documents tabled 18/11/09
Fair Work Bill 2008 EEWR Referred 25/11/08
Presented 27/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 CA2 Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 27/05/09
Presented 05/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 CA2 Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 27/05/09
Presented 05/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009 CA2 Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 27/05/09
Presented 05/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2009 Measures) Bill 2009 CA Referred 26/11/09
Report due 09/03/10
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009 (Senator Siewert) CA Referred 26/11/09
Report due 09/03/10
Family Assistance Amendment (Further 2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 CA Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 03/06/09
Tabled 16/06/09
Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2009 CA Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 LCA Referred 04/12/08
Interim report presented 26/02/09
Further interim report presented 04/03/09
Interim reports tabled 10/03/09
Report tabled 11/03/09
Federal Financial Relations Bill 2009 Eco Referred 12/02/09
Presented 27/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Federal Financial Relations (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 12/02/09
Presented 27/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008 LCA Referred 04/12/08
Interim report presented 17/02/09
Report presented 23/02/09
Reports tabled 10/03/09
Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2009 Eco

Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws) Bill 2009 (Senators Xenophon, Bob Brown and Joyce) Eco Referred 10/09/09
Tabled 26/11/09
Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws—Palm Oil) Bill 2009 (Senators Xenophon, Bob Brown and Joyce) CA Referred 26/11/09
Report due 15/06/10
Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008 LCA Referred 12/02/09
Interim report presented 04/03/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Report tabled 11/03/09
Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2009 FPA Referred 30/11/09
Report due 16/03/10
Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Cetificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009] FPA Referred 26/11/08
Tabled 10/03/09
Guarantee of State and Territory Borrowing Appropriation Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 27/05/09
Tabled 16/06/09
Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2009 CA Referred 17/06/09
Presented 05/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Additional information tabled 20/08/09
Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009

CA



CA

Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 07/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 17/08/09
Additional information tabled 09/09/09

Referred 23/11/09
Report due 01/02/10

Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 CA Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 16/06/09
Additional information tabled 22/06/09; 25/06/09
Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 12/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 28/05/09
Presented 05/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009

CA

FPA

Referred 05/02/09
Reference withdrawn 05/02/09

Referred 05/02/09
Tabled 10/02/09
Additional information tabled 19/03/09

Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax ESS)) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 29/10/09
Tabled 16/11/09
Information Commissioner Bill 2009 FPA Referred 30/11/09
Report due 16/03/10
Law and Justice (Cross Border and Other Amendments) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 19/03/09
Interim report presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Report tabled 13/05/09
Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009 (Senator Hanson-Young) LCA Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 26/11/09
Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Bill 2009

CA



CA

Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 07/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 17/08/09
Additional information tabled 09/09/09

Referred 23/11/09
Report due 01/02/10

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Run-off Cover Support Payment) Bill 2009

CA



CA

Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 07/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 17/08/09
Additional information tabled 09/09/09

Referred 23/11/09
Report due 01/02/10

Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 10/09/09
Interim report presented 16/10/09
Report presented 19/10/09
Reports tabled 26/10/09
Correction presented 22/10/09
Correction tabled 26/10/09
Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 07/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 20/08/09
Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2009 RRAT Referred 14/05/09
Tabled 15/06/09
National Consumer Credit Protection Bill 2009 Eco Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 28/07/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 07/09/09
Additional information tabled 17/11/09
National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 28/07/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 07/09/09
Additional information tabled 17/11/09
National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 28/07/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 07/09/09
Additional information tabled 17/11/09
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009 FPA Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009 FPA Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 07/09/09
Native Title Amendment Bill 2009 LCA Referred 19/03/09
Interim report presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Report tabled 13/05/09
Corrigendum presented 01/06/09
Tabled 15/06/09
Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009 LCA Referred 29/10/09
Report due 02/02/10
Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 30/11/09
Report due 25/02/10
Parliamentary Superannuation Amendment (Removal of Excess Super) Bill 2009 (Senator Fielding) FPA Referred 17/06/09
Tabled 17/09/09
Personal Property Securities Bill 2009 LCA Referred 25/06/09
Interim report presented 07/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Report tabled 20/08/09
Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 LCA Referred 29/10/09
Tabled 23/11/09
Errata tabled 25/11/09
Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009 (Senator Fielding) CA Referred 26/11/09
Report due 17/03/10
Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2008 (Senator Bob Brown) FPA4

Referred 13/11/08
Tabled 15/06/09
Correction tabled 16/06/09

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2009 (Senator Xenophon) CA Referred 19/11/09
Report due 18/03/10
Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 CA Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 03/06/09
Tabled 16/06/09
Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Bill 2009 CA Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 28/05/09
Tabled 16/06/09
Additional information tabled 13/08/09
Protecting Problem Gamblers Bill 2009 (Senator Fielding) CA Referred 19/11/09
Report due 18/03/10
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009 Eco Referred 18/06/09
Tabled 12/08/09
Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2009 Eco Referred 18/06/09
Tabled 12/08/09
Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2009 (Senator Milne) Eco Referred 17/09/09
Report due 10/03/10
Social Security Amendment (Training Incentives) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 28/05/09
Reference withdrawn pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee Report No. 6 of 2009
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Apprentices) Bill 2009 EEWR Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 28/05/09
Reference withdrawn pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee Report No. 6 of 2009
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009 RRATR Referred 17/09/09
Tabled 27/10/09
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 CA Referred 17/06/09
Tabled 24/06/09
Additional information tabled 13/08/09
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009 CA Referred 26/11/09
Report due 09/03/10
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009 CA Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Tax Agent Services Bill 2008 Eco Referred 26/11/08
Tabled 12/02/09
Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009 FPA Referred 05/02/09
Tabled 10/02/09
Additional information tabled 19/03/09
Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 FPA Referred 05/02/09
Tabled 10/02/09
Additional information tabled 19/03/09
Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 27/05/09
Tabled 22/06/09
Additional information tabled 25/06/09
Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 29/10/09
Tabled 16/11/09
Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 12/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 19/03/09
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 26/11/09
Report due 25/02/10
Tax laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 26/11/09
Report due 25/02/10
Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 28/05/09
Reference withdrawn pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee Report No. 6 of 2009
Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008 Eco Referred 04/12/08
Presented 26/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009 LCA Referred 17/09/09
Tabled 16/11/09
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 ECA Referred 17/09/09
Tabled 26/10/09
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 ECA Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 17/08/09
Additional information tabled 20/08/09
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Amendment (Building Innovative Capability) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 26/11/09
Report due 25/02/10
Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 CA Referred 25/06/09
Presented 07/08/09
Tabled 11/08/09
Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 25/06/09
Tabled 07/09/09
Additional information tabled 17/11/09
Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008 Eco Referred 04/12/08
Presented 26/02/09
Tabled 10/03/09
Trade Practices Amendment (Guaranteed Lowest Prices—Blacktown Amendment) Bill 2009 (Senators Xenophon and Joyce) Eco Referred 12/08/09
Tabled 24/11/09
Trade Practices Amendment (Infrastructure Access) Bill 2009 Eco Referred 19/11/09
Report due 09/03/10
Trade Practices Amendment (Material Lessening of Competition—Richmond Amendment) Bill 2009 (Senator Xenophon) Eco Referred 30/11/09
Report due 18/03/10
Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008 Eco Referred 04/12/08
Presented 30/04/09
Tabled 12/05/09
Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2009 FADT Referred 14/05/093
Introduced into the House 28/05/09
Reference withdrawn pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee Report No. 6 of 2009
Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008 (Senator Birmingham) ECA Referred 04/12/08
Presented 07/05/09
Tabled 12/05/09


1  On 14 May 2009 the Senate agreed that any bill forming part of the Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme be referred to the Economics Legislation Committee upon its introduction into the House of Representatives.

2  On 15 June 2009 the reference was transferred from the Economics Legislation Committee to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

3  On 14 May 2009 the Senate agreed that, contingent upon their introduction into the Parliament, all budget-related bills introduced after 12 May 2009 and before 5 June 2009 that are proposed to commence prior to 11 August 2009 be referred to the relevant legislation committee for inquiry and report.

4  On 13 May 2009 the Senate agreed to a committee restructure which re-established legislation and references committees. The Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee took over this reference as it was not disposed of by its predecessor committee by 13 May 2009.

Abbreviations

CA

Community Affairs Committee

Eco

Economics Committee

ECA

Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee

EEWR

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

EM Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

FADT

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

FPA

Finance and Public Administration Committee

LCA

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

RRAT

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

A restructure of the committee system to re-establish legislation and references committees was agreed to by the Senate on 13 May 2009 and came into effect on 14 May 2009.

CA

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Eco

Economics Legislation Committee

ECA

Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee

EEWR

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

FADT

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

FPA

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

LCA

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

RRAT

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

 


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