Selection of Bills Committee

Report No. 4 of 2021

The Senate agreed to the recommendations of the report on Thursday, 18 March 2021

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 17 March 2021 at 7.10pm.
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 May 2021 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral); and
    2. the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 July 2021 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Biosecurity Amendment (Clarifying Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Bill 2021
    • Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015
    • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Early Childhood Education and Care Coronavirus Response and Other Measures) Bill 2021
    • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Age of Dependants) Bill 2021
    • Special Recreational Vessels Amendment Bill 2021
    • Work Health and Safety Amendment (Norfolk Island) 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
    • COAG Legislation Amendment 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
    • Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) 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
    • Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020
    • Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021
    • Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021
    • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Transparency and Cost Recovery) Bill 2021
    • Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017
    • Royal Commissions Amendment (Protection of Information) Bill 2021
    • 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
    • Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill 2021
    • Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021

(Dean Smith)
18 March 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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