Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 15 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 Stirling Griff (Nick Xenophon Team Whip)
Senator Derryn Hinch (Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)
Senator David Fawcett
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Senator Katy Gallagher
Senator Chris Ketter

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 15 OF 2017

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 7 December 2017

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 7.19 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Bankruptcy Amendment (Debt Agreement Reform) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 March 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 March 2018 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 March 2018 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 April 2018 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 April 2018 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    8. the Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 March 2018 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2017
    • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2017
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017
    • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Authority Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2017
    • Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    • National Security Legislation (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017
      Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017
      Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (Charges Imposition) Bill 2017
    • Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill
      Security of Critical Infrastructure (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017
    • Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Amendment Bill 2017
    • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Foreign Media Ownership and Community Radio) Bill 2017
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017
    • Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017
    • Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017
    • Export Control 2017
    • Imported Food Control Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2017
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017
    • National Broadcasters Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Transparency) Bill 2017
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits – Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017.

(David Bushby)
Chair
7 December 2017

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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