Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 for 2018

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator David Bushby (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Brian Burston (United Australia Party Whip)
Senator Stirling Griff (Centre Alliance Whip)
Senator Peter Georgiou (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Whip)
Senator Derryn Hinch (Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator Anne Urquhart (Opposition Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)
Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Senator Chris Ketter
Senator Dean Smith
Senator Tim Storer

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 12 OF 2018

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 18 October 2018

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 7.40 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. (a) contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. (b) the provisions of the Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2018 and the Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. (c) contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 November 2018 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. (d) the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2018 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • A Fair Go for Australians in Trade Bill 2018
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Appointment of Directors) Bill 2018
    • Commonwealth Places and Services (Facial Recognition) Bill 2018
    • Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018
    • Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Bill 2018
    • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill 2018
    • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
    • Shipping Registration Amendment Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 2) Bill 2018
    • Excise Tariff Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at Manufacture) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Lower Taxes for Small and Medium Businesses) Bill 2018
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2018.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Agriculture and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2018
    • Customs Amendment (Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2018
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2018
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Amendment Bill 2018
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018.

 

(David Bushby)
Chair
18 October 2018

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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