Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 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. 9 OF 2019

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 7.30pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the Senate, the Agriculture Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Administration) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 31 January 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia’s Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 February 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 and the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 March 2020 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 and the Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 February 2020 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 April 2020 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 February 2020 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 February 2020 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Transparency Measures—Lowering the Disclosure Threshold) Bill 2019
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Transparency Measures—Real Time Disclosure) Bill 2019
    • Family Law (Self-Assessment) Bill 2019
    • Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2019
    • Health Legislation Amendment (Data-matching and Other Matters) Bill 2019
    • Interactive Gambling Amendment (National Self-exclusion Register) Bill 2019
    • National Self-exclusion Register (Cost Recovery Levy) Bill 2019
    • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019
    • Official Development Assistance Multilateral Replenishment Obligations (Special Appropriation) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures) Bill 2019
      Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Near-new Dwelling Interests) Bill 2019.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Bill 2019
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Bill 2019
    • Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response—Protecting Consumers (2019 Measures)) Bill 2019
    • Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response—Stronger Regulators (2019 Measures)) Bill 2019
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) 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
    • Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019
    • Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Bill 2019
    • Trade Support Loans Amendment (Improving Administration) Bill 2019
    • Wine Australia Amendment (Label Directory) Bill 2019.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
28 November 2019

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