Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 for 2015

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 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. 2 OF 2015

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 7.16 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Border Force Bill 2015 and the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2015 (see appendices 1 and 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 August 2015 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 August 2015 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2015 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2015 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2015 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 March 2015 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    8. the provisions of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 March 2015 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) Bill 2015
    • Australian River Co. Limited Bill 2015
    • Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015
    • Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendment Bill 2015
    • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014
      Excess Exploration Credit Tax 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
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015
    • Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015
    • Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015
    • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014
    • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
    • Succession to the Crown Bill 2015.

(David Bushby)
Chair 
5 March 2015

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