Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2016

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 of 2016

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. 1 OF 2016

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 at 7.17 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015 and the Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2016 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2] be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2016 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 and the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 and the Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 and the Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts – Offsets) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2016 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the provisions of the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2016 (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:
    • 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
    • Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015
    • Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Bill 2015
    • Tax Laws Amendment (Implementation of the Common Reporting Standard) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
    • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-over) Bill 2016
    • Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015.

(David Bushby)
Chair
4 February 2016

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