Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 10 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. 10 OF 2020 

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 7.13pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Aged Care Amendment (Aged Care Recipient Classification) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 1) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 2) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    5. the provisions of the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2020 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    6. the provisions of the Immigration (Education) Amendment (Expanding Access to English Tuition) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    7. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020
    • Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
      Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2020.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • 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
    • Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Bill 2020
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Refunds of Charges and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020
    • Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
    • Corporations (Fees) Amendment (Hayne Royal Commission Response) 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
    • Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020
    • Native Title Amendment (Infrastructure and Public Facilities) Bill 2020
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 5) Bill 2020
    • 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
    • VET Student Payment Arrangements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
12 November 2020