Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 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. 7 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 22 June 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 7.23 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 September 2017 (see appendices 1 and 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Corporations Amendment (Modernisation of Members Registration) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 September 2017 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Environment and Infrastructure Legislation Amendment (Stop Adani) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2017 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2017 (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 September 2017 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 September 2017 (see appendices 8 and 9 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 September 2017 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    8. the Vaporised Nicotine Products Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2017 (see appendix 11 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposal and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill 2017
    • Liquid Fuel Emergency Amendment Bill 2017
    • Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017
    • Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017
    • Productivity Commission Amendment (Addressing Inequality) Bill 2017
    • Safe Work Australia Amendment (Role and Functions) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Bill 2017.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2017
    • Education and Training Legislation Repeal Bill 2017
    • Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017
    • Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017
    • Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017
    • Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2017
    • Migration Amendment (Validation of Decisions) Bill 2017
    • Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017
    • Statute Update (Smaller Government) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Bill 2017.
  5. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017
      Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair
22 June 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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