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Thursday, 25 August 2011
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Senator McEWEN (South AustraliaGovernment Whip in the Senate) (11:53): I present the 11th report of 2011 of the Selection of Bills Committee.

Ordered that the report be adopted.

I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 11 OF 2011

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 at 7.21 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That the provisions of the National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 September 2011 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral).

3. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

Business Names Registration (Fees) Bill 2011

Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011

Business Names Registration Bill 2011

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Amendment (Deer) Bill 2011

Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010.

The committee recommends accordingly.

4. The committee deferred consideration of the following bills to its next meeting:

Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill 2011

Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Coal Seam Gas) Bill 2011

Migration Amendment (Declared Countries) Bill (No. 2) 2011

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2011

Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2011.

(Anne McEwen)

Chair

25 August 2011

 

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

APPENDIX 1

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

This Bill will establish the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority - the lynchpin of the Government's health reforms and will operate alongside the Quality and Safety Commission and the National Performance Authority.

Relationship of the IHPA with the Safety and Quality Commission

Relationship of the IHPA with the National Performance Authority

Impact of the IHPA on the nation's hospitals

Possible submissions or evidence from:

State Governments, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Private Hospitals Association, Australian Medical Association, Consumers Health Forum, Australian Association of Surgeons, Catholic Health Australia

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date:

(signed)

Senator Fifield

Selection of Bills Committee member