Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 3 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. 3 OF 2020 

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 7.45pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Australian Education Amendment (Direct Measure of Income) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 May 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Climate Trigger) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2020 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Intelligence and Security Legislation Amendment (Implementing Independent Intelligence Review) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2020 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the provisions of the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 June 2020 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020
    • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Bill 2020
    • Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2020
    • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2020
    • Statute Update (Regulations References) Bill 2020
    • Superannuation Amendment (PSSAP Membership) Bill 2020
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 2020.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 1) Bill 2020
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Health Insurance Amendment (General Practitioners and Quality Assurance) Bill 2020
    • 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

(Dean Smith)
Chair
27 February 2020