Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 13 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. 13 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 16 November 2017

  1. The  committee  met  in  private  session  on  Wednesday,  15 November 2017  at 7.18 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the  Environment  and Communications  Legislation   Committee   for   inquiry   and   report   by   9 February 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications  Legislation  Committee  for   inquiry   and   report   by   16 February 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to  the  Economics  Legislation  Committee  for  inquiry  and  report  by      9 February 2018 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Executive Remuneration) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 March 2018 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics    Legislation    Committee    for    inquiry    and    report    by    6 February 2018 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral)
    6. the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Amendment (Proceeds and Other Matters) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund)  Bill 2017, and the Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Banking Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan Base Rate Entities) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Bill 2017.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017
    • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
    • Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017
      Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017
    • Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017
    • Imported Food Control Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2017
    • Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits – Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill 2017
    • Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (Voluntary Opt-out) Bill 2017
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
      Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair
16 November 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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