Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2015

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2015

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. 1 OF 2015

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 7.18 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2015 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2015 (see appendices 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 March 2015 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 April 2015 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2015 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) 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.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2015
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014
    • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014
    • Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 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.

(David Bushby)
Chair
12 February 2015

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