Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 11 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. 11 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 14 September 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 at 7.15pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 October 2017 (see appendices 1 and 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Criminal Code Amendment (Impersonating a Commonwealth Body) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 November 2017 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 November 2017 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent upon introduction in the Senate, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Strengthening Trustee Arrangements) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 5 and 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 2) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 7 and 8 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    6. contingent upon introduction in the Senate, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First—Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 October 2017 (see appendices 9 and 10 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Australian Grape and Wine Authority Amendment (Wine Australia) Bill 2017
    • Lands Acquisition Amendment (Public Purpose) Bill 2017
    • Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Securing Patient Access) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017
      Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Vacancy Fees) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
      First Home Super Saver Tax Bill 2017.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
    • Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017
    • Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill 2017
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017
    • Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017
      Customs Tariff Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (Instrument Making) Bill 2017
    • Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2017
    • Investigation and Prosecution Measures Bill 2017
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017
    • Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (Voluntary Opt-out) Bill 2017
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
      Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 5) Bill 2017
      ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair
14 September 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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