Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 for 2007

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 for 2007

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Stephen Parry (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 Steve Fielding (The Family First Whip)
Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz
Senator Joe Ludwig
Senator Julian McGauran
Senator Ruth Webber

Secretary: Richard Pye
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 9 OF 2007

  1. The committee met in private session on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 at 4.16 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2007 (see appendix 1 for statements of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 31 July 2007 (see appendix 2 for statements of reasons for referral); and
    3. the provisions of the Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 and the Fisheries Levy Amendment Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2007 (see appendix 3 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 provisions of the Aboriginal Land Rights ( Northern Territory) Amendment (Township Leasing) Bill 2007 to the Community Affairs Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bill should be referred (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for proposed referral).
  2. The committee considered a proposal to refer the provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007 to the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bill should be referred (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for proposed referral).
  3. The committee deferred consideration of the following bill to its next meeting:

(Stephen Parry)
Chair
13 June 2007

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