Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 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 David Fawcett
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Senator Chris Ketter
Senator Tim Storer

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 7 OF 2018

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 7.20 pm. As resolved at the previous meeting, three members of the New South Wales Legislative Council Selection of Bills Committee attended the meeting to observe proceedings.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 September 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Defence Amendment (Sovereign Naval Shipbuilding) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 October 2018 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 August 2018 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 August 2018 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018, and Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 August 2018 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    6. the provisions of the Unexplained Wealth Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 6 August 2018 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2018
    • Export Control Amendment (Equine Live Export for Slaughter Prohibition) Bill 2018
    • Office of National Intelligence Bill 2018
      Office of National Intelligence (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment (Restoring the Debt Ceiling) Bill 2018
    • Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018
    • Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Insult and Offend) Bill 2018
    • Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Security) Bill 2018
    • Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2018
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Sector Regulation) Bill 2018.
  5. Agenda item 3 (Committee membership) deferred until the next meeting.

(David Bushby)
Chair
28 June 2018

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