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Thursday, 16 May 2013
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Senator McEWEN (South AustraliaGovernment Whip in the Senate) (12:18): I present report No. 5 of 2013 of the Selection of Bills Committee and I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

   SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

1.   The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 7.40pm.

2.   The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a)   the provisions of the Australian Jobs Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b)   the Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013 that was considered at meeting 2 of 2012 on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 and not referred, was reconsidered. The committee recommends that notwithstanding its previous decision, that the bill be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c)   the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);and

(d)   contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report 3 June 2013 (see appendix 4 for statements of reasons for referral).

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

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Advertising for Sports Betting) Bill 2013

Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2013

Customs and AusCheck Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2013

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2013

National Disability Insurance Scheme Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

DisabilityCare Australia Fund Bill 2013

Medicare Levy Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Fringe Benefits Tax Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Income Tax Rates Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Superannuation (Excess Concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 1) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 2) Amendment (DisabilityCare Australia) Bill 2013

National Health Reform Amendment (Definitions) Bill 2013

Statute Stocktake (Appropriations) Bill 2013.

The committee considered the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2013 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 15 May 2013, resolved to recommend that the bill not be referred to a committee.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Virtual Credits) Bill 2013

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2013

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Increased Concessional Contributions Cap and Other Measures) Bill 2013

Superannuation (Sustaining the Superannuation Contribution Concession) Imposition Bill 2013

Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy) Bill 2013.

(Anne McEwen)

Chair

16 May 2013

APPENDIX 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Australian Jobs Bill 2013

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Submissions previously received by the Senate Economics Committee on the Exposure Draft raised issues for examination that have not been addressed in the Bill.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Businesses and/or industry groups.

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Economics Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

May/June 2013

Possible reporting date:

(Late) June 2013

(signed)

Senator Fifield

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

APPENDIX 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of Bill:

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

In undertaking the inquiry, the Committee should consider:

1. The consultation process with industry and other stakeholders;

2. The possible impact on exporters, particularly small exporters; and

3. The structure of the 'fit and proper person' test.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade AusTrade

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Export Council of Australia

Association of Australina Convention Bureaux Export Consultants Group

Committee to which the bill is to be referred:

Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

May/June 2013

Possible reporting date:

17 June 2013

(signed)

Senator McEwen

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

APPENDIX 3

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To consider consequences for the Australian health system.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Private Healthcare Australia

Australian Private Hospitals Association Australian Medical Association

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Community Affairs

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by the committee

Possible reporting date:

To be determined by the committee

(signed)

Senator Fifield

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

APPENDIX 4

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013

The Bill proposes to reform the financial framework for Commonwealth agencies and has a whole of government impact.

Bill has been through an extensive process that has involved briefings to the Finance and Public Administration Committee.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

The Department of Finance and Deregulation

Other Government Departments and agencies

The Auditor General or another member of the Australian National Audit Office

Academics and interested stakeholders

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

To be agreed with the Committee at their discretion.

Possible reporting date:

3 June 2013   

(signed)

Senator McEwen

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

Senator McEWEN: I move:

That the report be adopted.

Question agreed to.