Selection of Bills Committee - Report No. 13 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 Nick McKim (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. 13 OF 2021

Amended in the chamber on Thursday, 25 November 2021

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 7.20 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021, Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 3) Bill 2021,
      Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2021 and
      Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 February 2022;
    2. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 February 2022 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);
    3. the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 January 2022 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    4. the Statute Law Amendment (Prescribed Forms) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 February 2022 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Bill 2021
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Contingency Measures) Bill 2021
    • National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Funders of Last Resort and Other Measures) Bill 2021
    • Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021
    • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Improved Grants Reporting) Bill 2021
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Superannuation Outcomes For Australians and Helping Australian Businesses Invest) Bill 2021.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Aged Care Amendment (Registered Nurses Ensuring Quality Care) Bill 2021
    • Air Services Amendment Bill 2018
    • Australian Federal Integrity Commission Bill 2021
    • Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia Funding Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
    • Biosecurity Amendment (No Crime to Return Home) Bill 2021
    • Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle Framework and Other Measures Bill 2021
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Status (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill 2021
    • Customs Amendment (Controlled Trials) Bill 2021
    • Customs Legislation Amendment (Commercial Greyhound Export and Import Prohibition) Bill 2021
    • Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Annual Disclosure Equality) Bill 2021
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Candidate Eligibility) Bill 2021
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill 2021
    • Electric Vehicles Accountability Bill 2021
    • Fair Work Amendment (Improving Paid Parental Leave for Parents of Stillborn Babies) Bill 2021
    • Federal Environment Watchdog Bill 2021
    • Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019
    • Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019
    • Health Insurance Amendment (Enhancing the Bonded Medical Program and Other Measures) Bill 2021
    • Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Transparent Patient Outcomes) Bill 2021
    • Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021
    • Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
    • Human Rights (Targeted Sanctions) Bill 2021
    • International Human Rights and Corruption (Magnitsky Sanctions) Bill 2021
    • Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020
    • Migration Amendment (Temporary Visa Extension and Reinstatements) Bill 2021
    • National Health Amendment (Enhancing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2021
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Transparency and Cost Recovery) Bill 2021
    • National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021
    • Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 (No. 2)
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Religious Discrimination Bill 2021
    • Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021
    • Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Amendment (No New Fossil Fuels) Bill 2021
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019
    • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019
    • Spam Amendment (Unsolicited Political Communications) Bill 2021
    • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Bill 2021.
  5. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:
    • Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021
    • Corporations Amendment (Improving Outcomes for Litigation Funding Participants) Bill 2021.

(Dean Smith)
Chair
25 November 2021

Amendment is available in the PDF version of this document