Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 17 for 2008

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 17 for 2008

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Anne McEwen (Acting Government Whip, Acting Chair)
Senator Stephen Parry (Opposition Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (The Australian Greens Whip)
Senator Steve Fielding (The Family First Party Whip)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan
Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig

Secretary:
Maureen Weeks
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  1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 4 December 2008 at 10.44am.

  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

    1. the provisions of the Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009;
    2. the provisions of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 24 February 2009;
    3. the provisions of the Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 17 February 2009 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009;
    6. the provisions of the Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 30 April 2009 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    8. the Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee for inquiry and report by 27 March 2009.
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

  4. The committee recommends accordingly.

  5. The committee considered a proposal to refer the Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding Appropriation Bill 2008 to the Economics Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bill should be referred (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral).

(Anne McEwen)
Acting Chair
4 December 2008

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