Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 for 2012

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 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 Carol Brown
Senator David Bushby
Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins
Senator Mitch Fifield

Secretary: Maureen Weeks
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 12 OF 2012

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 7.18 pm.

  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

    1. the provisions of the following bills be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 October 2012:

      Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012
      Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012
      Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012
      Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012
      Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012
      Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012
      Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012
      (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    2. the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2) be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting day of 2013 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    3. the provisions of the Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 October 2012 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

    4. the provisions of the Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 November 2012 (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 considered the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Declared Commercial Fishing Activities) Bill 2012 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 18 September 2012, resolved to recommend that the bill not be referred to a committee.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

 

(Anne McEwen)
Chair
20 September 2012

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