Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 15 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 Fraser Anning
Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Senator Chris Ketter
Senator Dean Smith
Senator Tim Storer

Secretary: Rachel Callinan
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 15 OF 2018

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 6 December 2018

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 7.28 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Amendment (Strengthening Governance and Transparency) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 February 2019 (see appendix 1 for statements of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 6 February 2019 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Future Drought Fund Bill 2018 and Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 February 2019 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 February 2019 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the Lower Tax Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 April 2019 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 February 2019 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 February 2019 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    8. the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australia Fund Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 April 2019 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    9. the provisions of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting Retirement Incomes) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 February 2019 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    10. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Land Scheduling) Bill 2018
    • Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Great Australian Bight) Bill 2018
    • Halal Certification Transitional Authority Bill 2018
    • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018
    • Social Security Commission Bill 2018 [No. 2]
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Cannabis Agency Bill 2018
    • Commonwealth Registers Bill 2018
      Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018
      Business Names Registration (Fees) Amendment (Registries Modernisation) Bill 2018
      Corporations (Fees) Amendment (Registries Modernisation) Bill 2018
      National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Amendment (Registries Modernisation) Bill 2018
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Craft Beer) Bill 2018
    • Customs Amendment (Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2018
      Customs Tariff Amendment (Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2018
    • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
    • Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Amendment Bill 2018
    • National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 [No. 2]
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Regulations References) Bill 2018
      Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Regulations References) Bill 2018
    • Parliamentary Service Amendment (Post-election Report) Bill 2018
    • Sex Discrimination and Marriage Legislation Amendment (Protecting Supporters of Traditional Marriage) Bill 2018
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018
    • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 6) Bill 2018
      Excise Tariff Amendment (Supporting Craft Brewers) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2018
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 3) Bill 2018.
  5. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement (see appendix 11 for statements of reasons for proposed referral):
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018.

(David Bushby)
Chair
6 December 2018

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document

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