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Thursday, 19 March 2015
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Senator FAWCETT (South AustraliaDeputy Government Whip in the Senate) (11:03): On behalf of Senator Bushby, I present report No. 3 of 2015 of the Selection of Bills Committee.

Ordered that the report be adopted.

Senator FAWCETT: I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 3 of 2015

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 7.14pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) the provisions of the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2015 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(b) the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2015 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Intergenerational Report) Bill 2015

Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015

Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015

Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014

Succession to the Crown Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

4. The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014

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

Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Bill 2015

Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2015

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Corporations Amendment (Publish what you pay) Bill 2014

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No. 2]

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2015

Governance of Australian Superannuation Schemes Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015

Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014

Statute Law Revision Bill (No.2) 2015.

(David Bushby)

Chair

19 March 2015

 

APPENDIX 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITIEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Omnibus Repeal (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To scrutinise the repeals and the amendments in the bill to ensure no adverse issues or consequences.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Finance

Department of Agriculture

Department of the Environment

Department of Health and Ageing

Department of Human Services

Department of the Treasury

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date:

Monday 15 June

(signed)

Senator Anne McEwen

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

 

APPENDIX 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITIEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment {Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To ensure a thorough and complete assessment of its potential impact on workers' compensation rights and entitlements, potential obligations on exiting entities from Comcare and to examine any unforeseen consequences arising from the Bill.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Unions, employers, academics, the ACT Government

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by the Committee

Possible reporting date:

8 May 2015

(signed)

Senator Anne McEwen

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

Senator FAWCETT: I move:

That the report be adopted.