Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 4 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. 4 OF 2019

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 7.20pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2019 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Human Services Amendment (Photographic Identification and Fraud Prevention) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 September 2019 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 September 2019 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019 and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2019 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Extend Family Assistance to ABSTUDY Secondary School Boarding Students Aged 16 and Over) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2019 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2019
    • Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019
    • Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Overseas Welfare Recipients Integrity Program) Bill 2019
    • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Ending Grandfathered Conflicted Remuneration) Bill 2019.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019
    • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Amendment (Australian Freedoms) Bill 2019
    • Identity-matching Services Bill 2019
    • Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Bill 2019
    • Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015
    • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019
    • National Sports Tribunal Bill 2019
      National Sports Tribunal (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019
    • New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019
    • Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill 2017
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Partner Service Pension and Other Measures) Bill 2019.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
1 August 2019

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