Bills, or provisions of bills, referred to committees 2013

Statistics

Number of bills referred to committees:

43rd Parliament

44th Parliament

Total for 2013

Referred in 2012, report tabled 2013.................................. 22

.............. N/A

........... 22

Referred in 2013.................................................................. 70

.............. 29

........... 99

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43rd Parliament

Bill short title

Committee

Where the bill is a private senator’s bill or a private member’s bill the name of the senator or member who introduced it is shown

Aboriginal Land Rights and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           28/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

African Development Bank Bill 2013

FADT

Referred                            18/06/13
Presented                           20/08/13
Tabled                               12/11/13

Aged Care (Bond Security) Amendment Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           31/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13
Additional information
  tabled                              24/06/13

Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Amendment Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           31/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13
Additional information
  tabled                              24/06/13

Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           31/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13
Additional information
  tabled                              24/06/13

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

RRAT

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               27/02/13

Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012 (Senator Xenophon)

GR

Referred                            01/11/12
Tabled                               24/06/13

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013

EEWR

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Australia Council Bill 2013

RRAT

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           09/05/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

RRAT

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           09/05/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           31/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13
Additional information
  tabled                              24/06/13

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           31/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13
Additional information
  tabled                              24/06/13

Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

EC

Referred                           30/05/131
Presented                         31/05/132
Tabled                               17/06/13

Australian Education Bill 2013
(previous citation: Australian Education Bill 2012)

EEWR

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               13/03/13
Additional information
  tabled                              19/03/13

 

 

Referred                           18/06/133
Tabled                               24/06/13

Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

EEWR

Referred                            18/06/13
Tabled                               24/06/13

Australian Jobs Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                            16/05/13
Presented                           03/06/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013

RRAT

Referred                            07/02/13
Tabled                               12/03/13

Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013]

RRAT

Referred                            29/11/12
Interim report presented   12/02/13
Interim report tabled         25/02/13
Final report due (lapsed)  27/11/13

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               20/03/13
Additional comments by
Opposition senators
tabled                                20/03/13

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (News Media Diversity) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               20/03/13
Additional comments by
Opposition senators
tabled                                20/03/13

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Material of Local Significance) Bill 2013 (Senator Xenophon)

EC

Referred                            13/03/13
Interim report presented   29/04/13
Interim report tabled         14/05/13
Report tabled                    18/06/13

Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013 (Senator Madigan)

FPA

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               24/06/13

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2) (Senator Milne)

RRAT

Referred                            20/09/12
Presented                           25/03/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill 2013 (Senator Ludlam)

EC

Referred                            27/06/13
Presented                           20/09/13
Tabled                               12/11/13

Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (Administration) Bill 2012

LCA

Referred                            01/11/12
Tabled                               25/02/13

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            18/06/13
Tabled                               26/06/13

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012

LCA

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               13/03/13

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 (Senator Xenophon)

LCA

Referred                            28/02/13
Tabled                               27/06/13

Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012

LCA

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               13/03/13

Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013

FADT

Referred                            18/06/13
Report presented               20/08/13
Erratum presented            21/08/13
Report and erratum
tabled                                12/11/13

Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013

EEWR

Referred                            30/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           13/05/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Great Barrier Reef) Bill 2013 (Senator Waters)

EC

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           13/06/13
Tabled                                17/0613

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012 (Senator Waters)

EC

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               12/03/13

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (New Mandate and Other Measures) Bill 2013

FADT

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           13/06/13
Tabled                               17/06/13
Additional information
  tabled                              28/06/13

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013

FADT

Referred                            16/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013 (Senator Madigan)

FADT

Referred                            27/06/13
Report due first sitting day in February 2014 (lapsed)

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

EEWR

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012 (Senator Xenophon)

EEWR

Referred                            23/08/12
Tabled                               12/03/13

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012 (Senator Abetz)

EEWR

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               12/03/13

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

CA

Eco

Referred                            28/02/13
Tabled                               19/03/13

Referred                            28/02/13
Tabled                               18/03/13

Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013 (Senator Madigan)

FPA

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               27/06/13

Homelessness Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            18/06/13
Presented                           12/08/13
Tabled                               12/11/13

Homelessness (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            18/06/13
Presented                           12/08/13
Tabled                               12/11/13

Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013]

RRAT

Referred                            29/11/12
Interim report presented   12/02/13
Interim report tabled         25/02/13
Final report due (lapsed)  27/11/13

Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           10/05/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                           30/05/131
Presented                         06/06/134
Tabled                               17/06/13

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Virtual Credits) Bill 2013 (Senator Xenophon)

GR

Referred                           16/05/135
Tabled                               24/06/13

International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Amendment Bill 2013

FADT

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           04/06/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               19/06/13

Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               19/06/13

Migration Amendment (Health Care for Asylum Seekers) Bill 2012 (Senators Hanson-Young and Di Natale)

LCA

Referred                            13/09/12
Presented                           07/12/12
Tabled                               05/02/13

Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            18/06/13
Tabled                               26/06/13

Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            18/06/13
Tabled                               24/06/13

Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012

LCA

Referred                            01/11/12
Tabled                               25/02/13

Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012 (Senator Hanson-Young)

LCA

Referred                            11/10/12
Presented                           30/04/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012 (Senator Milne)

Eco

Referred                            11/10/12
Tabled                               27/02/13

National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

CA

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               13/03/12
Additional information
  tabled                              19/03/12

Native Title Amendment Bill 2012

LCA

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               18/03/13
Correction tabled              19/03/13

News Media (Self-regulation) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               20/03/13
Additional comments by
Opposition senators
tabled                                20/03/13

News Media (Self-regulation) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               20/03/13
Additional comments by
Opposition senators
tabled                                20/03/13

Overseas Aid (Millennium Development Goals) Bill 2013 (Senator Rhiannon)

FADT

Referred                            27/06/13
Report due (lapsed)          30/11/13

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012 (the President)

FPA

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               05/02/13

Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            18/06/13
Tabled                               24/06/13

Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012

CA

Referred                            29/11/12
Tabled                               12/03/13

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            16/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 (Mr Bandt)

EEWR

Referred                            23/08/12
Tabled                               12/03/13

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013

FPA

Referred                            16/05/13
Presented                           30/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           13/06/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               20/03/13
Additional comments by
Opposition senators
tabled                                20/03/13

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012

LCA

Referred                            28/11/12
Tabled                               18/03/13

Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2012 (Senator Di Natale)

LCA

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           25/03/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           14/06/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013 (Senator Whish-Wilson)

Eco

Referred                            28/02/13
Presented                           18/04/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013

EEWR

Referred                           29/05/131
Tabled                               17/06/13
Additional information
tabled                                12/11/13

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants’ Support) Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            18/06/13
Presented                           12/08/13
Tabled                               12/11/13

Student Identifiers Bill 2013

EEWR

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               19/06/13

Sugar Research and Development Services Bill 2013

RRAT

Referred                           05/06/131
Presented                         06/06/132
Tabled                               17/06/13

Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

RRAT

Referred                           05/06/131
Presented                         06/06/132
Tabled                               17/06/13

Superannuation Laws Amendment (MySuper Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Measures) Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                            18/06/13
Tabled                               24/06/13

Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                           29/05/131
Tabled                               17/06/13

Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               14/05/13

Telecommunications Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill 2013 (Senator Ludlam)

LCA

Referred                            20/06/13
Presented                           20/08/13
Tabled                               12/11/13

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            21/03/13
Presented                           13/06/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Tabled                               20/03/13
Additional comments by
Opposition senators
tabled                                20/03/13

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

CA

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Pharmaceutical Transparency) Bill 2013 (Senator Di Natale)

FPA

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013

FADT

Referred                            21/03/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2013 [No. 2] (Senator Rhiannon)

RRAT

Referred                            27/06/13
Report due (lapsed)          30/11/13

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           31/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/03/13
Presented                           31/05/13
Tabled                               17/06/13

1    On 15 May 2013 the Senate agreed that all bills introduced into the House of Representatives after 16 May 2013 and before 6 June 2013 that contain provisions commencing on or before 1 July 2013 be referred to committees for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013.

 

2    Pursuant to the order of the Senate of 15 May 2013, the committee determined that the bill had no substantive matters requiring examination.

 

3    The bill referred to the committee was in the amended form as agreed to by the House of Representatives.

 

4    The committee reported that, given the House of Representatives referred the bill to the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, it would not proceed with its own inquiry.

 

5    The bill was referred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform pursuant to the resolution of appointment of the committee.

Abbreviations

 

CA           Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Eco          Economics Legislation Committee

EC            Environment and Communications 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

GR           Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform

LCA         Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

RRAT      Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

 

 

 

44th Parliament

Bill short title

Committee

Where the bill is a private senator’s bill or a private member’s bill the name of the senator or member who introduced it is shown

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

EE

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Correction tabled              03/12/13

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

EE

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Correction tabled              03/12/13

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013 (Senator Xenophon)

FPA


EM

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    12/12/13

Referred                            12/12/13
No reporting date

Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013 (Senator Xenophon)

LCA

Referred                            12/12/13
Report due                         04/03/14

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 (Senator Xenophon)

LCA

Referred                            12/12/13
Report due                         19/02/14

Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 (Senator Farrell)

FADT

Referred                            12/12/13
Report due                         11/02/14

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            12/12/13
Report due                         12/02/14

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013

EE




EERC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Referred                            09/12/13
Report due on the last sitting day in March 2014

Fair Work (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013 (Senator Madigan)

FADT

Referred                            04/12/13
Report due                         04/03/14

Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013

RRAT

Referred                            05/12/13
Report due                         17/03/14

Migration Amendment Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            12/12/13
Report due                         12/02/14

Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013

LCA

Referred                            05/12/13
Report due                         03/03/14

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013 (Senator Xenophon)

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report due by the first sitting Wednesday in February 2014

Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013 (Senators Xenophon and Madigan)

Eco

Referred                            12/12/13
Report due                         26/03/14

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

   Schedules 6 and 9


   Schedule 2


   Remaining provisions



EE


FPA


CA



Referred                            05/12/13
Report tabled                    11/12/13

Referred                            05/12/13
Report tabled                    11/12/13

Referred                            05/12/13
Report tabled                    12/12/13
Additional information
 presented                          23/12/13

Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013

Eco

Referred                            05/12/13
Report due                         17/03/14

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            05/12/13
Report due                         31/03/14

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

EC

Referred                            14/11/13
Report tabled                    02/12/13
Additional information
 tabled                               11/12/13

Abbreviations

 

CA           Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Eco          Economics Legislation Committee

EC            Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

EE            Education and Employment Legislation Committee

EERC       Education and Employment References Committee

EM           Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

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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