Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 for 2015

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 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. 4 OF 2015

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at 7.23 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2015 (see appendices 1, 2 and 3 for statements of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2015 (see appendices 4 and 5 for statements of reasons for referral);
    3. the Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2015 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2015 (see appendices 7, 8 and 9 for statements of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2015 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. contingent upon its introduction in the Senate, the Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2015 (see appendix 11 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 May 2015 (see appendix 12 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    8. the International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2015 (see appendix 13 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    9. the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 June 2015 (see appendix 14 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    10. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2015 (see appendices 15 and 16 for statements of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Bill 2015
    • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2015
    • Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
      Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island Reforms) Bill 2015
      A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill 2015
      Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015
      Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015
      Health Insurance (Pathology)(Fees) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015
      Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015
      Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015
    • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

(David Bushby)
Chair
26 March 2015

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