Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 5 for 2016

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator David Bushby (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Anne Urquhart (Opposition Whip)
Senator Brian Burston (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Whip)
Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore (Nick Xenophon Team Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)

Secretary: Chris Reid
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 5 OF 2016

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 at 7.43 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2016 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2016 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 November 2016 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    6. the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 October 2016 (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:
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2016
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Reducing Barriers for Minor Parties) Bill 2014
    • Corporations Amendment (Auditor Registration) Bill 2016
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015
    • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016
    • Fair Work Amendment (Penalty Rates Exemption for Small Businesses) Bill 2015
    • Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Australian Workers) Bill 2016
    • Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015
    • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2015
    • Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016
    • Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015
    • Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016
  2. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval for Overseas Service) Bill 2015
    • Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013]
    • Industry Research and Development Amendment (Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2016
    • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2016
    • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013
    • Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016
    • Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016
    • National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016
    • National Cancer Screening Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016
    • Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2016
    • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2016
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2016
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2016
    • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016
    • Statute Law Revision (Spring 2016) Bill 2016
    • Statute Update Bill 2016.

(David Bushby)
Chair
1 September 2016

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