Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 for 2012

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 for 2012

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 the Hon Jacinta Collins
Senator Mitch Fifield

Secretary: Maureen Weeks
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 4 OF 2012

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 at 7.38 pm.

  2. The committee resolved to recommend-That-

    1. the provisions of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2012 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the orders of the Senate of 1 March 2012 and 24 March 2011 adopting the committee's 2nd report of 2012 and 4th report of 2011 respectively, be varied to provide that the Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2012 and the provisions of theSocial Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2012 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. subject to introduction in the Senate, the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 May 2012 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012, the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012, the Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012, the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012, and the Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to both the Economics Legislation Committee, and the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 June 2012 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the order of the Senate of 1 March 2012 adopting the committee's 2nd report of 2012 be varied to provide that the Corporations Amendment (Phoenixing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2012 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 and the Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2012 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 June 2012 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    8. the Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2] be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2012 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    9.   the provisions of the Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2012 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    10. the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2012 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    11. the provisions of the National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2012 (see appendix 11 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    12. the provisions of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2012 (see appendix 12 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    13. subject to introduction in the Senate, the National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 May 2012 (see appendix 13 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    14. the provisions of the Skills Australia Amendment (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2012 (see appendix 14 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    15. the provisions of the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2012 (see appendix 15 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 deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:

 

(Anne McEwen)
Chair
22 March 2012

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