Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2007

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2007

Members of the committee

Senator Jeannie Ferris (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator George Campbell (Opposition Whip)
Senator Andrew Bartlett (Australian Democrats Whip)
Senator Fiona Nash (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

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 7 February 2007 at 4.18 pm .

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) the provisions of the AusCheck Bill 2006 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 14 March 2007 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral) ; and

(b) the provisions of the Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry, but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 2 and 3 for statements of reasons for referral).

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

The committee recommends accordingly.

4. The committee considered a proposal to refer the provisions of the following bills to the Economics Committee:

The committee was unable to reach agreement on whether the bills should be referred (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for proposed referral).

5. The committee considered a proposal to refer the provisions of the Aged Care Amendment (Security and Protection) Bill 2007, upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, to the Community Affairs Committee. The committee was unable to reach agreement on the reference and deferred the matter to a subsequent meeting, to be held on 8 February 2007 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for proposed referral).

6. The committee considered a proposal to refer the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 7) Bill 2006 to the Economics Committee. Again the committee was unable to reach agreement on the reference and deferred consideration to its next meeting (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for proposed referral).

7. The committee also deferred consideration of the following bill to its next meeting:

 

(Jeannie Ferris)
Chair
8 February 2007

AMENDMENT TO REPORT

Minister:

I move the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007, the Finance and Public Administration Committee report by 15 March 2007 .”

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