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Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Page: 4439


Senator O’BRIEN (3:40 PM) —I present the ninth report for 2008 of the Selection of Bills Committee.

Ordered that the report be adopted.


Senator O’BRIEN —I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT No. 9 OF 2008

1.   The committee met in private session on Tuesday, 2 September 2008 at 4.17 pm.

2.   The committee resolved to recommend—

That—

(a)   the Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2008;

(b)   the provisions of the Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 13 November 2008 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c)   the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 5 November 2008. 3.     The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

  • AusLink (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2008
  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2008
  • Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Datum) Bill 2008.

The committee recommends accordingly.

4.   The committee deferred consideration of the Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 [2008] to its next meeting.

(Kerry O’Brien)

Chair

3 September 2008

Appendix 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill(s):

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration

Effectiveness of the proposed measures and the impact on children and families.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Non Government Organisations e.g. ACCOSS, state organisations, Indigenous organisations, community services organisations, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date:

24 November 2008

(signed)

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member