Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 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. 9 OF 2018

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 23 August 2018

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at 7.13 PM.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (Comprehensive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Implementation) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Freedom of Information Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2018 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Intelligence Services Amendment (Enhanced Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 November 2018 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 October 2018 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. contingent upon introduction in the Senate, the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 October 2018 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving the Energy Efficiency of Rental Properties) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2018 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • 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
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018
    • Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Bill 2018.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bill to its next meeting:
    • Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2018.

 

(David Bushby)
Chair
23 August 2018

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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