Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 14 for 2014

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 14 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. 14 of 2014

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 at 7.21 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) the provisions of the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 November 2014 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the provisions of the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 December 2014 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c) the provisions of the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 February 2015 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(d) the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2014 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(e) the provisions of the Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 November 2014 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(f) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 November 2014 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(g) the provisions of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 and the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 February 2015 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

  • Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014
  • Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014
  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014
  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014
  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014.

The committee recommends accordingly.

4.        The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:

  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

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

  • Australian War Memorial Amendment Bill 2014
  • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
  • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014
  • Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014
  • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014
  • Save Our Sharks Bill 2014
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Bill 2014.

 

(David Bushby)
Chair
30 October 2014

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