Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 6 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. 6 OF 2019

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 19 September 2019

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 7.15pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 November 2019 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 November 2019 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2019 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2019 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2019
    • Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Air Pollution) Bill 2019.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019
      VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019
      Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019
    • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Building on the Child Care Package) Bill 2019
    • Family Law (Self-Assessment) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
    • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019
    • Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Bill 2019
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (International Tax Agreements) Bill 2019
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019.
  5. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral)

(Dean Smith)
Chair
19 September 2019

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document