Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 8 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. 8 OF 2016

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 at 7.20 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Civil Nuclear Transfers to India Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2016 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 February 2017 (see appendices 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2016 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Visa Revalidation and Other Measures) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 November 2016 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 November 2016 (see appendices 6 and 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 February 2017 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, the Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Bill 2016 and the Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Collection Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 February 2017 (see appendices 9 and 10 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    8. the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 November 2016 (see appendices 11 and 12 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    9. the provisions of the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2017 (see appendices 13 and 14 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    10. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016 and the Superannuation (Excess Transfer Balance Tax) Imposition Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2016 (see appendix 15 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • 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
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Expanded Information Technology Agreement Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2016
    • Freedom to Marry Bill 2016
    • Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016
    • Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (State Bodies and Other Measures) 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
    • Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016
    • Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014
    • Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016
    • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 2) Bill 2016.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Amendment (New Governance Arrangements) Bill 2016
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Commonwealth Entities) Bill 2016
    • National Integrity Commission Bill 2013
    • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016
    • Racial Discrimination Law Amendment (Free Speech) Bill 2016
    • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Bill 2016
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Assistance Alignment and Other Measures) Bill 2016
    • Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2016.

(David Bushby)
Chair

10 November 2016

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