Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 for 2016

Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 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. 2 OF 2016

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 at 7.16 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 March 2016 (see appendices 1 and 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2016 (see appendices 3 and 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2016 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. the provisions of the Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016
    • Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016
    • Dairy Produce Amendment (Dairy Service Levy Poll) Bill 2016
    • Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment Bill 2016
    • Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Injury Compensation Scheme) Bill 2016
    • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-over) Bill 2016
    • Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Single Appeal Path) Bill 2016
    • Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016
  2. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015
    • Biological Control Amendment Bill 2016
    • Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014
    • Tax Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island CGT Exemption) Bill 2016
    • Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2016.

(David Bushby)
Chair
25 February 2016

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