Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 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. 7 OF 2019

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 17 October 2019

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 7.20pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019, the VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 and the Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2019 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2019 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    3. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019
    • Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
    • Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (International Tax Agreements) Bill 2019.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
    • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019
    • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia’s Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019
    • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019
    • Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019
      Customs Tariff Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Education Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019
    • Family Law (Self-Assessment) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019
    • National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2019
    • Protecting Australian Dairy 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
    • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Assistance and Access Amendments Review) Bill 2019
    • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
17 October 2019

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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