Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 3 for 2013

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 3 for 2013

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. 3 OF 2013

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 at 7.20 pm.

  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

    1. the provisions of the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013, the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Bill 2013, the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the Aged Care (Bond Security) Amendment Bill 2013 and the Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    2. the Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 June 2013 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    3. the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2013 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    4. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2013 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

    5. the provisions of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2013 and the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).

  3. The committee recommends that the provisions of the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Convergence Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013, the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (News Media Diversity) Bill 2013, the Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013, the News Media (Self-regulation) Bill 2013, the News Media (Self-regulation) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 and the Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013, contingent upon their introduction in the House of Representatives, be referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 6 and 7 for statements of reasons for referral).

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

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee considered the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Material of Local Significance) Bill 2013 and noted that the Senate had agreed to refer the bill and a related matter to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.

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

(Anne McEwen)
Chair
14 March 2013

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