Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 3 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. 3 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 23 March 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 7.16 pm.
  2. The committee recommends—That—
    1. the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2017 (see appendix 1 and 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2017 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 May 2017 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2017 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2017 (see appendix 6 and 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (Preliminary Assessment Process) Bill 2017
    • Banking and Financial Services Commission of Inquiry Bill 2017
    • Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • Communications Legislation Amendment (Executive Remuneration) Bill 2017
    • Copyright Amendment (Disability Access 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
    • Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take Home Pay) Bill 2017
    • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2017
    • Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2016
    • Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017
    • Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Polar Code) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Employer Register) Bill 2017.
  4. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2017.
  5. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Immunisation Register and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    • Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Bill 2017
    • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    • Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility) Bill 2017
    • Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment (Small Business Access to Justice) Bill 2017
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014.

(David Bushby)
Chair
23 March 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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