Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 16 for 2015

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 16 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. 16 OF 2015

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 7.23 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 June 2016 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 February 2016 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 February 2016 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 February 2016 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 February 2016 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Remaining 2014 Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 February 2016 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 March 2016 (see appendices 7 and 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    8. the Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 February 2016 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    9. the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 February 2016 (see appendices 10, 11 and 12 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    10. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 February 2016 (see appendix 13 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    11. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 February 2016 (see appendices 14 and 15 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    12. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 March 2016 (see appendices 16 and 17 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    13. the provisions of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 February 2016 (see appendix 18 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Bill 2015
    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Amendment Bill 2015
    • Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 2) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015
    • Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015
    • Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015
    • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015
    • Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015
    • Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015
    • Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Bill 2015
    • Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Bill 2015
    • Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015
    • Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015
      Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015
      Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015
    • Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015
    • Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015.

(David Bushby)
Chair
3 December 2015

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