Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 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. 7 OF 2016

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 13 October 2016

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 7.34 pm.

  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 November 2016 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day March 2017 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016, the Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2016 and the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2016 (see appendices 4, 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2016 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 November 2016 (see appendices 8 and 9 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the VET Student Loans Bill 2016, the VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016 and the VET Student Loans (Charges) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2016 (see appendices 10, 11 and 12 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 (Television and Radio Licence Fees) Bill 2016
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin    Food Labelling) Bill 2015
    • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016
    • Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill     2016
    • Criminal Code Amendment (War Crimes) Bill 2016
    • Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014
    • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014
    • Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2016
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Petroleum Pools and Other Measures) Bill 2016
    • Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014
    • Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Amendment (Water) Bill 2016
    • Water Legislation Amendment (Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2016.

     The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2015
    • Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015
    • Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Intergenerational Report) Bill 2015
    • Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016
    • Customs Amendment (2017 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2016
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (2017 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2016
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Freedom to Marry Bill 2016
    • Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016
    • Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014
    • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014
    • Narcotic Drugs Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Bill 2016
    • National Integrity Commission Bill 2013
    • Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016
    • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016
    • Racial Discrimination Law Amendment (Free Speech) Bill 2016
    • Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014
    • Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016
    • Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Bill 2016
    • Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Collection Bill 2016
    • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 2) Bill 2016
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2016.

(David Bushby)
Chair

13 October 2016

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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