Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 16 for 2014

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 16 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. 16 of 2014

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 7.21 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 March 2015 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 March 2015 (see appendices 2, 3 and 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 March 2015 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 March 2015 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 March 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:
    • ACT Government Loan Bill 2014
    • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    • Federal Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    • Family Tax Benefit (Tighter Income Test) Bill 2014.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014
  2. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014
    • Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014
    • Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014
    • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2014
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Designated Coastal Waters) Bill 2014
    • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2014
    • Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014
    • Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014
    • Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014
    • Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014
    • Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2014.

(David Bushby)
Chair
4 December 2014

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