Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 6 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 Derryn Hinch (Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Whip)
Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore (Nick Xenophon Team Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator David Fawcett
Senator Katy Gallagher
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Secretary: Chris Reid
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 6 OF 2016

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 15 September 2016

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 at 7.37 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 30 November 2016 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2016 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 and the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 3 and 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2016 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 7 and 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2016 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    8. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Income Tax Relief) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2016 (see appendix 11 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of 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
    • National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016
    • National Cancer Screening Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016
    • Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2016
    • Statute Law Revision (Spring 2016) Bill 2016
    • Statute Update Bill 2016.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2016
    • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Television and Radio Licence Fees) Bill 2016
    • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016
    • Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016
    • Freedom to Marry Bill 2016
    • Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016
    • Narcotic Drugs Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Bill 2016
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Petroleum Pools and Other Measures) Bill 2016
    • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2016
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 2) Bill 2016
    • Water Legislation Amendment (Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2016.

(David Bushby)
Chair
15 September 2016

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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