Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 for 2019

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Dean Smith (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Perin Davey (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Stirling Griff (Centre Alliance Whip)
Senator Pauline Hanson (Pauline Hanson's One Nation Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)
Senator Anne Urquhart (Opposition Whip)
Senator Cory Bernardi
Senator Raff Ciccone
Senator Katy Gallagher
Senator the Hon James McGrath
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 2 OF 2019

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 3 July 2019 at 7.33 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent on restoration, the Coal-Fired Power Funding Prohibition Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2019 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent on restoration, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Prevention of Exploitation of Indigenous Cultural Expressions) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2019 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. contingent on restoration, the Ministers of State (Checks for Security Purposes) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 November 2019 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent on restoration, the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 September 2019 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 6 September 2019 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 July 2019 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 October 2019 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    8. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 October 2019 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    9. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 October 2019 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    10. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2019 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    11. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2019 (see appendix 11 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    12. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members’ Interests First) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 October 2019 (see appendix 12 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Australian Multicultural Bill 2018
    • Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Truth in Labelling-Palm Oil) Bill 2017
    • Environment and Infrastructure Legislation Amendment (Stop Adani) Bill 2017
    • Freedom of Information Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Bill 2018
    • Intelligence Services Amendment (Enhanced Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies) Bill 2018
    • Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2019
      Higher Education Support (Cost Recovery) Bill 2019
    • Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2019
    • Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Bill 2019.
    • 4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Agriculture Legislation Repeal Bill 2019
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Australian Cannabis Agency Bill 2018
    • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment (Assisted Reproduction Treatment Statistics) Bill 2019
    • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Sunsetting of Special Powers Relating to Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019
    • Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and Their Families First) Bill 2019
    • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Audio Description) Bill 2019
    • Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2019
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019
    • Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019
      Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019
    • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019
    • Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018
    • Health Insurance Amendment (Bonded Medical Programs Reform) Bill 2019
    • Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015
    • Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019
    • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2019
    • National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 (No. 2)
    • National Rental Affordability Scheme Amendment Bill 2019
    • Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill 2017
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Road Vehicle Standards Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019
    • Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendment Bill 2019
      Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendments (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Combatting Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Relief So Working Australia’s Keep More Of Their Money) Bill 2019.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
4 July 2019

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