Selection of Bills Committee

Report No. 13 of 2023

The Senate adopted the report. The recommendations of the report were agreed to on Thursday, 9 November 2023.

  1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 8 November 2023 at 7.08 pm
  2. The committee recommends that—
    1. the Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures) Bill 2023 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 March 2024 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral).
  3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:
    • Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review Scheme No. 2) Bill 2023
    • Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Small Business Redundancy Exemption) Bill 2023
      Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Protections Against Discrimination) Bill 2023
      Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency) Bill 2023
      Fair Work Legislation Amendment (First Responders) Bill 2023
    • Federal Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Immunity) Bill 2023
    • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Transition to Work) Bill 2023.
  4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:
    • Australian Capital Territory Dangerous Drugs Bill 2023
    • Australian Education Amendment (Save Our Public Schools) Bill 2023
    • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Ban on Gambling Advertisements During Live Sport) Bill 2023
    • Childhood Gender Transition Prohibition Bill 2023
    • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Continuing ACCC Monitoring of Domestic Airline Competition) Bill 2023
    • Criminal Code Amendment (Inciting Illegal Disruptive Activities) Bill 2023
    • Crown References Amendment Bill 2023
    • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Lowering the Voting Age) Bill 2023
    • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020
    • Fair Work Amendment (Right to Disconnect) Bill 2023 [No. 2]
    • Freeze on Rent and Rate Increases Bill 2023
    • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Domestic Reserve) Bill 2023
    • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Bill 2023
      Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Bill 2023
      Primary Industries (Services) Levies Bill 2023
      Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Bill 2023
      Primary Industries Levies and Charges Disbursement Bill 2023
      Primary Industries (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023

(Anne Urquhart)
9 November 2023

  • 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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