Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 for 2014

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 for 2014

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Helen Kroger (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Anne McEwen (Opposition Whip)
Senator Bridget McKenzie (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator David Bushby
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Senator Claire Moore

Secretary: Chris Reid
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 7 OF 2014

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 at 7.20 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 and the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 2 and 3 for statements of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 July 2014 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent upon their introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014, the Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014, the Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2014 and the Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 July 2014 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 October 2014 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 August 2014 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. the provisions of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 8 and 9 for statements of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2014
    • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bill to its next meeting:
    • Save Our Sharks Bill 2014.

(Helen Kroger)
Chair
19 June 2014

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