Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2018

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 Simon Birmingham
Senator Katy Gallagher
Senator Chris Ketter

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 1 OF 2018

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 7.21 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the National Broadcasters Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Transparency) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 March 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    3. the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2018 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Agricultural 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
    • Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017
    • Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017
    • Export Control Bill 2017
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Commitments for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2018
    • Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2018
    • Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment (Debt Ceiling) Bill 2018
    • Identity-matching Services Bill 2018
    • Imported Food Control Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2017
    • Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018
    • Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018
      Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2018
      Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2018
      Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 1) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures (No.2)) Bill 2018
      Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Near-new Dwelling Interests) Bill 2018.

(David Bushby)
Chair
8 February 2018

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