Selection of Bills Committee

Report No. 3 of 2024

The Senate adopted the report. The recommendations of the report were agreed to on Thursday, 21 March 2024.

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 20 March 2024 at 7.10 pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the provisions of the Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Levies Bill 2024, the Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Charges Bill 2024 and the Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Levies and Charges Collection Bill 2024 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 May 2024 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Agriculture Legislation Amendment (Modernising Administrative Processes) Bill 2024
    • Fair Work Amendment (Right to Disconnect) Bill 2023 [No. 2]
    • Health Legislation Amendment (Removal of Requirement for a Collaborative Arrangement) Bill 2024
    • National Cancer Screening Register Amendment Bill 2024.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Capital Territory Dangerous Drugs Bill 2023
    • Airline Passenger Protections (Pay on Delay) Bill 2024
    • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Ban on Gambling Advertisements During Live Sport) Bill 2023
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Continuing ACCC Monitoring of Domestic Airline Competition) Bill 2023
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Divestiture Powers) Bill 2024
    • Criminal Code Amendment (Inciting Illegal Disruptive Activities) Bill 2023
    • Customs Amendment (Preventing Child Labour) Bill 2023
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Lowering the Voting Age) Bill 2023 [No. 2]
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Protecting Environmental Heritage) Bill 2024
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020
    • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2024
      Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2024
    • Fair and Transparent Elections Bill 2024
    • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2024
    • Freeze on Rent and Rate Increases Bill 2023
    • Legislate the Date to End Live Sheep Export Bill 2024
    • Therapeutic Goods and Other Legislation Amendment (Vaping Reforms) Bill 2024.

(Anne Urquhart)
21 March 2024

  • Senator Anne Urquhart (Government Whip, Chair)
  • Senator Wendy Askew (Opposition Whip)
  • Senator Ross Cadell (The Nationals Whip)
  • Senator Pauline Hanson (Pauline Hanson's One Nation Whip)
  • Senator Nick McKim (Australian Greens Whip)
  • Senator Ralph Babet
  • Senator the Hon. Anthony Chisholm
  • Senator the Hon. Katy Gallagher
  • Senator Matt O'Sullivan
  • Senator David Pocock
  • Senator Paul Scarr
  • Senator Lidia Thorpe
  • Senator Tammy Tyrrell
  • Senator David Van

Secretary: Tim Bryant
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