Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 for 2009

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 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. 4 OF 2009

1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 19 March 2009 at 1.01 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) the order of the Senate of 18 March 2009 adopting the committee’s 3rd report of 2009 be varied to provide that the Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009 and a related bill be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the provisions of the Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c) the provisions of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(d) the provisions of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009;

(e) the provisions of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(f) the provisions of the Law and Justice (Cross Border and Other Amendments) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(g) the provisions of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(h) the provisions of the Native Title Amendment Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(i) the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(j) the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2009 (see appendix 9 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.

4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:

(Kerry O’Brien)
Chair
19 March 2009

 

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