Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 8 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. 8 OF 2018

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 7.25 PM.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Insult and Offend) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    3. the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Security) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment (Restoring the Debt Ceiling) Bill 2018
    • Farm Household Support Amendment (Temporary Measures) Bill 2018
    • Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2018
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Reporting of Gas Reserves) Bill 2018
    • Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Student Reform) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Sector Regulation) Bill 2018.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Customs Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Bill 2018
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Bill 2018
    • Intelligence Services Amendment (Enhanced Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies) Bill 2018
    • National Energy Guarantee (Targets) Bill 2018
    • National Energy Guarantee Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018
    • Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Bill 2018.
  5. The committee considered an issue relating the membership requirements of the committee and decided not to recommend any change to the standing orders.

(David Bushby)
Chair
16 August 2018

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