Bills, or provisions of bills, referred to committees 2012

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Number of bills referred to committees:

Referred in 2012

100

Referred in 2011, report tabled 2012:

37

 

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Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 LCA Referred 25/11/11
Presented 29/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 RRAT Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Amendment (Aircraft Crew) Bill 2011 (Senator Xenophon) RRAT Referred 18/08/11
Tabled 22/03/12
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 RRAT Referred 29/11/12
Report due 27/02/13
Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012 (Senator Xenophon) GR Referred 01/11/12
Report due 28/03/13
Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2012 (Senator Brandis) LCA Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 CA Referred 23/08/12
Tabled 12/09/12
Additional information tabled 20/09/12
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012 CA Referred 23/08/12
Tabled 12/09/12
Additional information tabled 20/09/12
Australian Education Bill 2012 EEWR Referred 29/11/12
Report due 13/03/13
Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children’s Commissioner) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 23/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Add info tabled 20/06/12
Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) Bill 2012 RRAT Referred 01/03/12
Int rpt presented 18/05/12
Report presented 30/05/12
Reports tabled 18/06/12
Biosecurity Bill 2012 RRAT Referred 29/11/12
Report due 27/02/13
Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 EC Referred 22/03/12
Presented 04/05/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012 EC Referred 19/06/12
Tabled 25/06/12
Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2011 EEWR Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 29/02/12
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Online Games) Bill 2011 LCA Referred 03/11/11
Tabled 09/02/12
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 01/03/12
Tabled 22/03/12
Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012 Eco Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012 Eco Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 23/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 23/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 Eco Referred 19/06/12
Tabled 25/06/12
Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 Eco Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 23/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012 Eco Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012

Eco


EEWR

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 15/06/12
Tabled 18/06/12

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 24/04/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012

Eco


EEWR

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 15/06/12
Tabled 18/06/12

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 24/04/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2) (Senator Milne) RRAT Referred 20/09/12
Report due 21/03/13
Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 22/09/11
Presented 07/12/11
Tabled 14/02/12
Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 03/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Corporations Amendment (Phoenixing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 09/05/12
Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (Administration) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 01/11/12
Report due 25/02/13
Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 22/03/12
Interim report presented 13/07/12
Report presented 02/08/12
Reports tabled 14/08/12
Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011 (Senator Hanson-Young) LCA Referred 25/11/11
Presented 04/04/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 29/11/12
Tabled 13/03/13
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 11/10/12
Report due 19/11/12
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 19/06/12
Tabled 13/09/12
Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 29/11/12
Report due 13/03/13
Customs Amendment (Smuggled Tobacco) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 29/06/12 am
Tabled 14/08/12
Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 FADT Referred 10/11/11
Preliminary report tabled 15/08/12
Final report tabled 10/10/12
Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 CA Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2001 EEWR

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

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Tuition Protection Service) Bill 2011 EEWR Referred 13/10/11
Tabled 27/02/12
Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Bill 2011 EEWR Referred 13/10/11
Tabled 27/02/12
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Emergency Listings) Bill 2011
(Senator Waters)
EC Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 01/03/12
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Protecting Australia’s Water Resources) Bill 2011 (Senator Waters) RRAT Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 27/02/12
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012 (Senator Waters) EC Referred 29/11/12
Report due 25/02/13
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 EC Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 20/06/12
Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 EEWR Referred 01/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Fair Work Amendment Bill 2012 EEWR Referred 01/11/12
Tabled 26/11/12
Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012 (Senator Xenophon) EEWR Referred 23/08/12
Report due first sitting day in March 2013
Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011 [2012] EEWR Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 27/02/12
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012 EEWR Referred 19/06/12
Tabled 25/06/12
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012 (Senator Abetz) EEWR Referred 29/11/12
Report due 12/03/13
Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 11/10/12
Tabled 19/11/12
Government Investment Funds Amendment (Ethical Investments) Bill 2011 (Senators Di Natale and Ludlam) FPA Referred 21/06/12
Tabled 23/08/12
Corrigendum tabled 23/08/12
Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012 EC Referred 21/05/12
Tabled 15/08/12
Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2012 EC Referred 21/06/12
Tabled 15/08/12
Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2] (Senator Bushby) FPA Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012 EEWR Referred 11/10/12
Tabled 19/11/12
Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 RAT Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 27/02/12
Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 9/05/121
Intro HoR 24/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 RRAT Referred 29/11/12
Report due 27/02/13
Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 (Senator Xenophon) GR Referred 20/06/112
Presented 08/12/11
Tabled 07/02/12
Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012 CA Referred 22/03/12
Int rep presented 13/07/12
Report presented 02/08/12
Reports tabled 14/08/12
Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 LCA Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 20/11/12
Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012 (Senator Siewert) CA Referred 10/05/12
Interim report presented 21/09/12
Report presented 26/09/12
Reports tabled 09/10/12
Maritime Powers Bill 2012 LCA Referred 21/06/12
Tabled 12/09/12
Maritime Powers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 21/06/12
Tabled 12/09/12
Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 (Senator Hanson-Young) LCA Referred 08/02/12
Int rpt presented 31/05/12
Int rpt tabled 18/06/12
Report tabled 25/06/12
Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 FPA Referred 09/02/12
Tabled 27/02/12
Migration Amendment (Health Care for Asylum Seekers) Bill 2012 (Senators Hanson-Young and Di Natale) LCA Referred 13/09/12
Report due 07/12/12
Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012 (Senator Hanson-Young) LCA Referred 09/02/12
Presented 04/04/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 01/12/12
Report due 25/02/13
Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012 (Senator Hanson-Young) LCA Referred 11/10/12
Report due 12/03/13
Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 19/06/12
Military Court of Australia Bill 2012

FADT

 

LCA

Referred 29/06/12 am
Tabled 14/08/12

Referred 29/05/12 am
Tabled 09/10/12

Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

FADT

 

LCA

Referred 29/06/12 am
Tabled 14/08/12

Referred 29/05/12 am
Tabled 09/10/12

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012 (Senator Milne) Eco Referred 11/10/12
Report due 21/03/13
Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 CA Referred 29/11/12
Report due 13/03/13
National Gambling Reform Bill 2012

GR

 

CA

Referred 01/11/122
Presented 23/11/12
Tabled 26/11/12

Referred 20/11/12
Tabled 28/11/12
National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 1) 2012

GR

 

CA

Referred 01/11/122
Presented 23/11/12
Tabled 26/11/12

Referred 20/11/12
Tabled 28/11/12
National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 2) 2012

GR

 

CA

Referred 01/11/122
Presented 23/11/12
Tabled 26/11/12

Referred 20/11/12
Tabled 28/11/12
National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012 FPA Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012 EC Referred 22/03/12
Presented 01/05/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Native Title Amendment Bill 2012 LCA Referred 29/11/12
Report due 13/03/13
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 20/09/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012 (Senator Hogg) FPA Referred 29/11/12
Report due 05/02/13
Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012 LCA Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 23/05/12
Tabled 19/06/12
Add info tabled 20/06/12
Correction presented 03/09/12
Tabled 10/09/12
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011 CA Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 19/03/12
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 CA Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 19/03/12
Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Amendment Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 LCA Referred 19/06/12
Report presented 25/09/12
Correction presented 02/10/12
Report and correction tabled 09/10/12
Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 CA Referred 29/11/12
Report due 12/03/13
Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 (Mr Bandt) EEWR Referred 23/08/12
Report due first sitting day in March 2013
Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011 (Senators Xenophon and Bob Brown) RRAT Referred 15/09/11
Presented 23/10/12
Tabled 29/10/12
Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012 LCA

Referred 11/10/12
Report due 29/11/12

Referred 28/11/12
Report due 18/03/13

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 (Senators Madigan and Xenophon) Eco


EC
Referred 16/08/12
Tabled 17/09/12

Referred 11/10/12
Tabled 28/11/12
Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012

Eco


EEWR

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 15/06/12
Tabled 18/06/12

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 24/04/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012

Eco


EEWR

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 15/06/12
Tabled 18/06/12

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 24/04/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Skills Australia Amendment (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency) Bill 2012 EEWR Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2011 LCA Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012 CA Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 24/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support and Other Measures) Bill 2012 CA Referred 09/02/12
Tabled 19/03/12
Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 CA

Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Additional information tabled 22/03/12

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012 EEWR Referred 19/06/12
Report due 23/08/12
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 CA Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Additional information tabled 22/03/12
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 CA Referred 25/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Additional information tabled 22/03/12
Superannuation Guarentee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012 CFS Referred 29/02/12
Tabled 19/03/12
Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 24/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Tax Laws Amendment (Cross-Border Transfer Pricing) Bill (No. 1) 2012 Eco Reffered 19/06/12
Tabled 14/08/12
Tax Laws Amendment (Income Tax Rates) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 09/05/121
Intro HoR 24/05/12
Tabled 18/06/12
Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012

Eco


EEWR

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 15/06/12
Tabled 18/06/12

Referred 22/03/12
Presented 24/04/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Tax Laws Amendment (Special Conditions for Not-for-profit Concessions) Bill 2012 CA Referred 23/08/12
Tabled 12/09/12
Additional information tabled 20/09/12
Tax Laws Amendment (Stronger, Fairer, Simpler and Other Measures) Bill 2011 Eco Referred 10/11/11
Tabled 14/03/12
Telecommunications Amendment (Mobile Phone Towers) Bill 2011 (Senator Bob Brown) EC Referred 09/02/12
Tabled 10/05/12
Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Bill 2011 EC Referred 03/11/11
Presented 24/02/12
Tabled 27/02/12
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2011 EC Referred 03/11/11
Presented 24/02/12
Tabled 27/02/12
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011 EC Referred 03/11/11
Presented 24/02/12
Tabled 27/02/12
Treasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012 Eco Referred 01/11/12
Tabled 19/11/12
Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012 EC Referred 11/10/12
Tabled 19/11/12
Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012 EC Referred 01/11/12
Tabled 19/11/12
Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 RRAT Referred 22/03/12
Tabled 25/06/12

 

1 On 9 May 2012 the Senate agreed that all bills introduced into the House of Representatives after 10 May and before 31 May 2012 that contain provisions commencing on or before 1 July 2012 be referred to committees for inquiry and report by 18 June 2012.

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

Abbreviations

CA

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

CFS Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services

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


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