Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 12 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. 12 OF 2020 

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 10 December 2020

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 9 December 2020 at 7.20 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the first Monday in July 2021 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill 2020, and the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Charge (Customs) Bill 2020, and the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Charge (Excise) Bill 2020, and the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Charge (General) Bill 2020, and the Industrial Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 March 2021 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 January 2021 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    4. the provisions of the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    5. the provisions of the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 February 2021 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).
    6. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020 be referred but was unable to reach agreement on a committee and a reporting date (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Bill 2020
    • Fair Work Amendment (Ten Days Paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave) Bill 2020
    • Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
      Corporations (Fees) Amendment (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 6) Bill 2020.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Serious Incident Response Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Bill 2020
    • COAG Reform Fund Amendment (No Electric Vehicle Taxes) Bill 2020
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Uyghur Forced Labour) Bill 2020
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020
      Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020
    • Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2020
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020
    • Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Intelligence Oversight and Other Legislation Amendment (Integrity Measures) Bill 2020
    • Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020
    • Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020
    • Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020
    • National Emergency Declaration Bill 2020
      National Emergency Declaration (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Benefit to Australia) Bill 2020
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) 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
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020
  5. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons).

(Dean Smith)
Chair
9 December 2020

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document