Selection of Bills Committee - Report 10 for 2006

Selection of Bills Committee - Report 10 for 2006

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Jeannie Ferris (Government Whip, Chair)

Senator George Campbell (Opposition Whip)

Senator Andrew Bartlett (Australian Democrats Whip)

Senator Nigel Scullion (The Nationals Whip)

Senator Rachel Siewert (The Australian Greens Whip)

Senator the Hon Chris Ellison

Senator Joe Ludwig

Senator Stephen Parry

Senator Ruth Webber

 

Secretary: Richard Pye
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 10 OF 2006

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 13 September 2006 at 4.22 pm .

  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

    (a) the provisions of the Customs Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 and Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for inquiry and report by 9 October 2006 (see appendices 1 and 2 for statements of reasons for referral) ;

    (b) the Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 9 October 2006 (see appendices 3 and 4 for statements of reasons for referral); and

    (c) the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 12 October 2006 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).

  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That, upon introduction—

    (a) the Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006 be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 16 October 2006 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (b) the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations) Bill 2006 and the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Consequential, Transitional and Other Measures Bill 2006 be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 9 October 2006 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (c) the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006 and the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006, and the provisions of the Communications Legislation Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2006 and the Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2006 be referred to the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee for inquiry and report by 6  October 2006 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (d) the provisions of the Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2006 be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2006 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral) ; and

    (e) the provisions of the Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Bill 2006 be referred to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2006 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral).

  4. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

  5. The committee recommends accordingly.

  6. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:

(Jeannie Ferris)
Chair

14 September 2006

 

AMENDMENT TO REPORT

Minister:

I move the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the reference to the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006 and related bills, a background paper by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Senator Coonan) on new services on digital spectrum also be referred to the committee.”.

 

Attachments and amendments are available in the PDF version of this document, available here.

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