Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 for 2010

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 for 2010

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 Judith Adams
Senator Mitch Fifield
Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig
Senator Anne McEwen

Secretary: Maureen Weeks
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 7 OF 2010

  1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 13 May 2010 at 12 noon.

  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

    1. the provisions of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2010 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    2. the Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 October 2010 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    3. the provisions of the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 June 2010, noting that the committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into the exposure draft legislation (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    4. the provisions of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010, the Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010 and the Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 June 2010 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    5. the Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 October 2010 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    6. the Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 31 August 2010 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    7. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 and the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2010 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

    8. the Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 August 2010 (see appendix 8 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 Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 to its next meeting.


(Kerry O’Brien)
Chair
13 May 2010

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