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Thursday, 21 June 2018
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Senator BUSHBY (TasmaniaChief Government Whip in the Senate) (11:59): I present report No. 6 of 2018 of the Selection of Bills Committee. I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 6 OF 2018

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 7.54 PM.

2. The committee recommends that—

(a) contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix I for a statement of reasons for referral).

3. The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:

Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018

Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2018

Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018

Corporations (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

Corporations (Review Fees) Amendment Bill 2018

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018

Export Legislation Amendment (Live-stock) Bill 2018

Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2018

Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (APRA Governance) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2018.

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

Defence Amendment (Sovereign Naval Shipbuilding) Bill 2018

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2018

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Unexplained Wealth Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

5. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining Income Thresholds) Bill 2018

Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018.

(see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral)

6. Agenda item 3 (Committee membership) deferred until the next committee meeting.

7. The committee agreed to the members of the NSW Legislative Council's Selection of Bills Committee attending the next meeting of the committee to observe proceedings.

(David Bushby) Chair

21 June 2018

Appendix 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill: Treasury Laws Amendments (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

The substance of the bill deals with Government Budget measures on superannuation, life insurance and account consolidation.

A number of stakeholders across the super and insurance sectors, including retail and industry funds, have already expressed significant concerns about the bill.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Industry Super Australia, Financial Services Council, ASFA, AIST and individual funds

Insurers — ICA and individual life insurers

Business groups — Master Builders Association, BCA

ACTU

Treasury

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Economics Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by the Committee

Possible reporting date: 20 August 2018

Appendix 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration: Impact on those in the proposed trial site

Possible submissions or evidence from: ACOSS, National Social Security Rights Network, Anglicare, Catholic Social Services

Committee to which bill is to be referred: Community Affairs Legislation Committee

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining income Thresholds) Bill 2018

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration: Impact of Family Tax Benefit recipients

Possible submissions or evidence from: ACOSS, National Social Security Rights Network, Anglicare, Catholic Social Services

Committee to which bill is to be referred: Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date: 14 August

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill: Space Activities (Launches and Returns) Amendment Bill 2018 Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To ascertain whether the Bill meets its stated objectives of modernising and simplifying the Act

To ascertain whether the Bill will act to facilitate the development of an flourishing Australian commercial space industry

To examine the extent the Bill meets Australia's international treaty obligations on outer space

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Space Industry Association of Australia

Australian space companies

International and domestic law experts and academics

Australian Space Agency (in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)

Committee to which bill is to be referred: Senate Economics Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

On the papers

Possible reporting date:

13 August 2018

Senator BUSHBY: I move:

That the report be adopted.