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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ) (15:19): I present report No. 66 of the Selection Committee relating to private members' business and the referral of bills to committees. Copies of the report have been placed on the table.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to private Members’ business and the consideration of bills introduced 17 to 20 September 2012

1. The committee met in private session on 19 and 20 September 2012.

2. The committee determined that the following referrals of bills to committees be made—

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services:

Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Reform Bill 2012.

REASONS FOR REFERRAL/PRINCIPAL ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION: National reform agenda. Does legislation meet COAG objectives? Does it minimise differences between jurisdictions? Significant law changes across multiple jursidictions.

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012.

REASONS FOR REFERRAL/PRINCIPAL ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION: Complex and important changes to superannuation law. Key industry stakeholders have expressed serious concerns as to the workability and practicality of the bill. The provisions of the bill need to be carefully considered for possible amendment.

Standing Committee on Economics:

Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012;

Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012;

Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012;

Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012;

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012;

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012; and

Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012.

REASONS FOR REFERRAL/PRINCIPAL ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION: The domestic economic implications of abolishing the floor price and linking the emissions trading scheme to the EU scheme.

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012.

REASONS FOR REFERRAL/PRINCIPAL ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION: Seek comment from key stakeholders and consumer law experts on how the objectives of the legislation can be served by this particular private member’s bill.

Standing Committee on Regional Australia:

Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012.

REASONS FOR REFERRAL/PRINCIPAL ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION: This bill gives the Murray-Darling Basin Authority authority to make adjustments to the Basin Plan without ministerial or parliamentary approval.

Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs:

Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.

REASONS FOR REFERRAL/PRINCIPAL ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION: Extensive proposed changes to integrity testing regime and increased powers need to be thoroughly examined by the committee.

3. The committee recommends that the following items of private Members’ business listed on the notice paper be voted on:

Orders of the Day

Mitochondrial disease (Mr Morrison)

Surf lifesaving (Mr Chester)