Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 5 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. 5 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 11 May 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at 7.16 pm.

  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 1, 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    2. the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 August 2017 (see appendix 4 and 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);

    3. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 6, 7 and 8 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

    4. the provisions of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 June 2017 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral).

  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017
      ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Bill 2017
      ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017
    • Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
    • Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    • Primary Industries Research and Development Amendment Bill 2017
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Seasonal Worker Incentives for Jobseekers) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 1) Bill 2017.

  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Comcare and Seacare Legislation Amendment (Pension Age and Catastrophic injury) Bill 2017
    • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017
      National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017
    • Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    • Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017
      Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair
11 May 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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