Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 13 for 2015

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 13 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. 13 OF 2015

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 7.16 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 and the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2015 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 March 2016 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2016 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2015 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 November 2015 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 February 2016 (see appendices 6 and 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2015 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Bill 2015
    • 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.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015
    • Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2015
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (First Principles) Bill 2015
    • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Bill 2015.

(David Bushby)
Chair
15 October 2015

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