Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 6 for 2018

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator David Bushby (Government Whip, Chair)
Senator Anne Urquhart (Opposition Whip)
Senator John Williams (The Nationals Whip)
Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens 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 Brian Burston (United Australia Party Whip)
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Senator the Hon Collins
Senator David Fawcett
Senator Chris Ketter
Senator Tim Storer

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 6 OF 2018

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 7.54 PM.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 August 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining Income Thresholds) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral) ; and
    4. the provisions of the Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 August 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral) .
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018
    • Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018
    • Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2018
    • Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018
    • Corporations (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018
      National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018
      Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018
      Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018
    • Corporations (Review Fees) Amendment Bill 2018
    • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018
    • Export Legislation Amendment (Live-stock) Bill 2018
    • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2018
    • Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (APRA Governance) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2018.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Defence Amendment (Sovereign Naval Shipbuilding) Bill 2018
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018
      Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2018
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
    • Unexplained Wealth Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
  5. Agenda item 3 (Committee membership) deferred until the next committee meeting.
  6. The committee agreed to members of the NSW Legislative Council’s Selection of Bills Committee attending the next meeting of the committee to observe proceedings.

(David Bushby)
Chair
21 June 2018

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