Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 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. 2 OF 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 7.24 pm.
  2. The committee recommends—That—
    1. the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Restoring Shortwave Radio) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 May 2017 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2017 (see appendix 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    3. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2017 and the Diverted Profits Tax Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 March 2017 (see appendix 4 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 (Prohibition of Full Face Coverings in Public Places) Bill 2017
    • Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 2016
    • Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017
    • Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Representation) Bill 2017
    • Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015
    • Transport Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016.

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
    • Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • Crimes Amendment (Penalty Unit) Bill 2017
    • Disability Services Amendment (Linking Upper Age Limits for Disability Employment Services to Pension Age) Bill 2017
    • Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2017
    • Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2016
    • Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Polar Code) Bill 2017
    • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Employer Register) Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair
16 February 2017

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