Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 5 for 2013

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 5 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. 5 OF 2013

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 7.40pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend-That-
    1. the provisions of the Australian Jobs Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013 that was considered at meeting 2 of 2012 on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 and not referred, was reconsidered. The committee recommends that notwithstanding its previous decision, that the bill be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);and
    4. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report 3 June 2013 (see appendix 4 for   statements of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend-That the following bills not be referred to committees:

The committee considered the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2013 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 15 May 2013, 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
16 May 2013

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