Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 17 of 2011

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 17 of 2011

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Anne McEwen (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Helen Kroger (Opposition Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator Judith Adams
Senator Carol Brown
Senator Mitch Fifield
Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig

Secretary: Maureen Weeks
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 17 OF 2011

  1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 24 November 2011 at 3.32 pm.

  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

    (a) the provisions of the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 March 2012 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (b) the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 March 2012 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (c) the Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
    for inquiry and report by 22 March 2012 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (d) the Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 February 2012 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (e) the provisions of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 February 2012 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    (f) the provisions of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011 and the provisions of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 February 2012 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

    (g) the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 February 2012 (see appendices 7 and 8 for statements of reason for referral).

3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

The committee considered the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 24 November 2011, resolved to recommend that the bill not be referred to a committee.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

 

(Anne McEwen)
Chair
25 November 2011

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