Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 2 for 2021


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. 2 OF 2021

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 18 February 2021

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 at 7.35 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 May 2021 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral)
    2. the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Future, Your Super) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 April 2021.
  3. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Bill 2021
    • 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 (Save the Koala) Bill 2021
    • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Early Childhood Education and Care Coronavirus Response and Other Measures) Bill 2021
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021
    • Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2021
    • 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
    • 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.
  4. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021.

(Dean Smith)
18 February 2021

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document