Selection of Bills Committee - Report 16 for 2006

Selection of Bills Committee - Report 16 for 2006

Members of the Commitee

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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Report No. 16 of 2006

  1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 7 December 2006 at 3.23 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2007 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Airspace Bill 2006 and the Airspace (Consequentials and Other Measures) Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report by 26 February 2007 (see appendices 2 and 3 for statements of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Airports Amendment Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report by 26 February 2007 (see appendices 4 and 5 for statements of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Bill 2006 and 6 related bills be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 26 February 2007 (see appendices 6 and 7 for statements of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Simplified Superannuation) Bill 2006 and 5 related bills be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 6 February 2007 (see appendices 8 and 9 for statements of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Native Title Amendment Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 23 February 2007 (see appendices 10 and 11 for statements of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Customs Legislation Amendment (Augmenting Offshore Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 8 February 2007 (see appendix 12 for a statement of reasons for referral)
    8. the Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2007 (see appendices 13 and 14 for statements of reasons for referral); and
    9. the provisions of the Murray-Darling Basin Amendment Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report by 26 February 2007 (see appendix 15 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 considered a proposal to refer the Recognition of US Military Commissions (David Hicks) Bill 2006 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bill should be referred (see appendix 16 for a statement of reasons for proposed referral).
  2. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:

(Jeannie Ferris)
Chair
7 December 2006

 

AMENDMENT TO REPORT

Senator Marshall:

I move the following amendment: At the end of the motion, add:

and, the following bills be referred to the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2007:

the Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia's Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2006; and

the Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006

Attachments and amendments are available as PDF documents here & here

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