Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 14 for 2017


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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REPORT NO. 14 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 30 November 2017

  1. The  committee  met  in  private  session  on  Wednesday,  29 November 2017  at 7.15 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 March 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement  of reasons for referral); and
    2. the provisions of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017  be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017
    • Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill 2017
    • Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (Voluntary Opt-out) 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
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
    • Corporations     Amendment    (Crowd-sourced    Funding    for    Proprietary Companies) 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.
  5. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017
      Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017

(David Bushby)
30 November 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document