Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 13 for 2007

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 13 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. 13 OF 2007

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 15 August 2007 at 4.17 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card Fees) Amendment Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 17 September 2007 (see appendix 1 for statements of reasons for referral);
    2. the National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 22 October 2007 (see appendix 2 for statements of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Trade Practices Amendment (Small Business Protection) Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2007 (see appendix 3 for statements of reasons for referral);
    4. the Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 11 September 2007 (see appendix 4 for statements of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee for inquiry and report by 6 September 2007 (see appendix 5 for statements of reasons for referral); and
    6. the provisions of the Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2007 (see appendix 6 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.

  1. The committee considered proposals to refer the Migration Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Rights and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2007 and the Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Bill 2007 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bills should be referred.
  2. The committee agreed to reconvene to consider bills to be introduced on 16 August 2007, with a view to reporting again to the Senate later today.

(Stephen Parry)
Chair
16 August 2007

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