Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 for 2009

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 for 2009

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Kerry O'Brien (Government Whip, 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 David Bushby
Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan
Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig
Senator Anne McEwen

 

Secretary: Maureen Weeks
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 2 OF 2009

  1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 12 February 2009 at 12.46 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Federal Financial Relations Bill 2009 and a related bill be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 3 March 2009 (see appendix 1 for statements of reasons for referral);
    2. the Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 3 March 2009 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2009 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2009 (see appendix 4 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 Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 and the Customs tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 noting the Senate had agreed to refer the provisions of the bills to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report.
  2. The committee deferred consideration of the following bill to its next meeting:

 

(Kerry O'Brien)
Chair
12 February 2009

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