Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 14 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
SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE
REPORT NO. 14 OF 2015
- The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 7.19 pm.
- The committee resolved to recommend—That—
- the Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 November 2015 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
- the Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2016 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
- the provisions of the Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2015 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
- the provisions of the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2015 (see appendices 4 and 5 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
- the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 February 2016 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral).
- The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
- Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015
- Crimes Legislation Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2015
- Defence Legislation Amendment (First Principles) Bill 2015
- Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015
- Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Bill 2015.
The committee recommends accordingly.
- The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
- Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015.
- Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Bill 2015
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Amendment Bill 2015
- Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015
- Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015
- Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
- Export Control Amendment (Quotas) Bill 2015
- Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2015
- Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015
- Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
- Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015
- Tax Laws Amendment (Gifts) Bill 2015
- Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day 2015) Bill 2015
- Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015.
12 November 2015
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