Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 8 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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REPORT NO. 8 OF 2020

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 3 September 2020

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 at 7.30pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020 and the Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 November 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Levy) Bill 2020 and the Civil Aviation Amendment (Unmanned Aircraft Levy Collection and Payment) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 November 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Grid Reliability Fund) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 November 2020 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2020 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020 and the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Bill 2020, the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 2020, and the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 November 2020 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    7. the provisions of the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020, the Recycling and Waste Reduction (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020, the Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (General) Bill 2020, the Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Customs) Bill 2020, and the Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Excise) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 September 2020 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    8. the Treasury Laws Amendment (Self Managed Superannuation Funds) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 November 2020 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Family Law Amendment (Risk Screening Protections) Bill 2020
    • Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) 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
    • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Fair Work Amendment (Improving Unpaid Parental Leave for Parents of Stillborn Babies and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Health Insurance Amendment (Administration) Bill 2020
    • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Category Standards and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • 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
    • 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.
  5. 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 9 for a statement of reasons for referral)
    • Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020. (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral).

(Dean Smith)
Chair
3 September 2020

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document