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5       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report No. 14 of 2015

The Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) tabled the following report:

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 14 of 2015

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 7.19 pm.

2.      The committee resolved to recommend—That—

                 (a)   the Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 November 2015;

                 (b)   the Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2016;

                 (c)   the provisions of the Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2015;

                 (d)   the provisions of the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2015; and

                 (e)   the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 February 2016.

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

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2015

Defence Legislation Amendment (First Principles) Bill 2015

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

4.      The committee considered the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015 but was unable to reach agreement.

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

Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Bill 2015

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Amendment Bill 2015

Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015

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

Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

Export Control Amendment (Quotas) Bill 2015

Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015

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

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015

Tax Laws Amendment (Gifts) Bill 2015

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day 2015) Bill 2015

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015.

David Bushby

Chair

12 November 2015.

Senator Bushby moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator Moore moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and in respect of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015 , the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2015”.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.