Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 7 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 Jacqui Lambie
Senator the Hon James McGrath
Senator Rex Patrick
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Secretary: Tim Bryant
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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 7 OF 2020

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 7.50pm.
  2. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Consumer Law—Country of Origin Representations) Bill 2020
    • Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020
    • Defence Amendment (Sovereign Naval Shipbuilding) Bill 2018
    • Education Legislation Amendment (Up-front Payments Tuition Protection) Bill 2020
      Higher Education (Up-front Payments Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2020
    • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2020.
  3. 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
    • Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Levy) Bill 2020
      Civil Aviation Amendment (Unmanned Aircraft Levy Collection and Payment) Bill 2020
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Grid Reliability Fund) Bill 2020
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Family Law Amendment (Risk Screening Protections) Bill 2020
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Bill 2020
      Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 2020
      Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 2020
    • Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020
      Recycling and Waste Reduction (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020
      Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (General) Bill 2020
      Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Customs) Bill 2020
      Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Excise) Bill 2020
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019
    • Sport Integrity Australia Amendment (World Anti-Doping Code Review) Bill 2020.
  4. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral)
    • Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral)
    • National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral)
      National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral).

(Dean Smith)
Chair
27 August 2020