Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 9 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. 9 OF 2020

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 8 October 2020

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 7.26pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    • the Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 November 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    • the provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Category Standards and Other Measures) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    • contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Technical Amendments) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 November 2020 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral).
    • contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Fair Work Amendment (Improving Unpaid Parental Leave for Parents of Stillborn Babies and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Health Insurance Amendment (Administration) Bill 2020
    • Royal Commissions Amendment (Confidentiality Protections) 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
    • Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2020
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Export Market Development Grants Legislation Amendment 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
    • Judges’ Pensions Amendment (Pension Not Payable for Misconduct) Bill 2020
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020
    • Native Title Amendment (Infrastructure and Public Facilities) Bill 2020
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Social Security Amendment (COVID-19 Supplement) Bill 2020
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019
    • Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.
  5. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020
    • Economic Recovery Package (JobMaker Hiring Credit) Amendment Bill 2020
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020
    • Sport Integrity Australia Amendment (World Anti-Doping Code Review) Bill 2020
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Bill 2020.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
8 October 2020

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document