Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 for 2015

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 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. 12 OF 2015

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 at 7.15 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2015 (see appendices 1 and 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2015 (see appendices 3 and 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2015 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 November 2015 (see appendices 7 and 8 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 November 2015 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Australian Immunisation Register Bill 2015
    • Australian Immunisation Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015
    • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    • Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill 2015
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cost of Living Concession) Bill 2015
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Low Income Supplement) Bill 2015
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Customs Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015
      Customs Tariff Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015
  2. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Bill 2015
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Customs Amendment (Fees and Charges) Bill 2015
    • Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Bill 2015
    • Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2015
    • Education Legislation Amendment (Overseas Debt Recovery) Bill 2015
    • Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Bill 2015
    • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015
    • Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015
    • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015
    • Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015.

(David Bushby)
Chair
17 September 2015

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