Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 8 for 2015

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 8 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. 8 OF 2015

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 7.22pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the Australian Government Boards (Gender Balanced Representation) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 September 2015 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 August 2015 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 September 2015 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 August 2015 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 September 2015 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
  2. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:

(David Bushby)
Chair
25 June 2015

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