Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 3 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. 3 OF 2021

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 7.16 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2021 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    2. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 June 2021 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Online Safety Bill 2021 and Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 March 2021 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 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:
    • Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021
    • Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2021
    • Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021.
  4. 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
    • Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2020
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • 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
    • 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
    • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Age of Dependants) 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
    • Special Recreational Vessels Amendment Bill 2021
    • Work Health and Safety Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2021

(Dean Smith)
Chair
18 February 2021