Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 8 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: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 8 OF 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 9 August 2017 at 7.30 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 September 2017 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017 and the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 October 2017 (see appendices 2 and 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    3. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Validation of Decisions) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 September 2017 (see appendices 4 and 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2017
    • Education and Training Legislation Repeal Bill 2017
    • Statute Update (Smaller Government) Bill 2017.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017
    • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2017
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017
    • Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2017
    • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2017
    • End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014
    • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017
    • Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017
    • International Monetary Agreements Amendment (New Arrangements to Borrow) Bill 2017
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017
    • Product Emissions Standards Bill 2017
    • Product Emissions Standards (Excise) Charges Bill 2017
      Product Emissions Standards (Customs) Charges Bill 2017
      Product Emissions Standards (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2017
    • Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017
    • Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair

10 August 2017

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