Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 1 for 2021

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. 1 OF 2021

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 4 February 2021

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 3 February 2021 at 7.15 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the COAG Reform Fund Amendment (No Electric Vehicle Taxes) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 April 2021 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. the provisions of the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 and the Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 April 2021 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2021 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Benefit to Australia) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 March 2021 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Serious Incident Response Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Bill 2020
    • Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020
    • Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020
    • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019
    • Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019
    • Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals and Other Measures) Bill 2020
    • Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2020
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • 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
    • Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020
    • Social Security Amendment (COVID-19 Supplement) Bill 2020
    • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Assistance and Other Measures) Bill 2021
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
4 February 2021

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document