Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 for 2014

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 for 2014

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator David Bushby (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Anne McEwen (Opposition Whip)
Senator Barry O’Sullivan (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator Dio Wang (Palmer United Party Whip)
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Senator Claire Moore
Senator Anne Ruston

Secretary: Chris Reid
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 12 of 2014

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at 7.34 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) the provisions of the Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2014 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 October 2014 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c) the provisions of the Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 November 2014 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(d) the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2014 (see appendices 4 and 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(e) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2014 (see appendices 6 and 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(f) contingent upon its introduction in the Senate, the National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2014 (see appendices 8 and 9 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(g) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2014 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(h) the provisions of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 October 2014 (see appendix 11 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

    • Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
      Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges (Amendment) Bill 2014
    • Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

    • Australian Education Amendment Bill 2014
    • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2014
      Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Amendment Bill 2014
    • Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014
    • Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Visa Intake) Bill 2014
    • Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014
    • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014
    • Save Our Sharks Bill 2014
    • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014.

 

(David Bushby)
Chair
25 September 2014

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