Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2017

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 Sam Dastyari
Senator David Fawcett
Senator Katy Gallagher
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Secretary: Chris Reid
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 1 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 9 February 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 7.32 pm.
  2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—
    1. the provisions of the Airports Amendment Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 March 2017 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 February 2017 (see appendix 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 March 2017 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. the provisions of the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 March 2017 (see appendix 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Excise Levies Legislation Amendment (Honey) Bill 2016
    • Customs and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Bill 2017
    • Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017
    • National Integrity Commission Bill 2013
    • Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    • Superannuation Amendment (PSSAP Membership) Bill 2016
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Bourke Street Fund) Bill 2017.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (Preliminary Assessment Process) Bill 2017
    • Criminal Code Amendment (Prohibition of Full Face Coverings in Public Places) Bill 2017
    • Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 2016
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017
    • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2017
    • Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Representation) Bill 2017
    • Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2016
    • Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015
    • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016
    • Transport Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2017
    • Diverted Profits Tax Bill 2017.

The committee recommends accordingly.

  1. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair
9 February 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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