Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2020

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 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. 1 OF 2020 

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 5 February 2020

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 at 7.12 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Business Growth Fund Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 February 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs
      Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    3. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 March 2020.
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • International Human Rights and Corruption (Magnitsky Sanctions) Bill 2020
    • Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment (Improving Safety) Bill 2019
    • National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Credit Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2019
    • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2019
    • Student Identifiers Amendment (Higher Education) Bill 2019
    • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 3) Bill 2019
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2019-20 Bushfire Tax Assistance) Bill 2020
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection 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
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Reuniting More Superannuation) Bill 2020
  5. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity No. 2) Bill 2019 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral)
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral)

(Dean Smith)
Chair
6 February 2020

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document