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Wednesday, 23 October 2002
Page: 5732


Senator FERRIS (3:36 PM) —I present the 11th report of 2002 of the Selection of Bills Committee and move:

That the report be adopted.

I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 11 OF 2002

1. The committee met on Tuesday, 22 October 2002.

2. The committee resolved to recommend— That—

(a) the Trade Practices Amendment (Liability for Recreational Services) Bill 2002 be referredimmediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2002 (see appendix 1 for statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the order of the Senate of 15 May 2002 adopting the Committee's 3rd report of 2002 be varied to provide that the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Protection for Victorian Workers) Bill 2002 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 November 2002 (see appendix 2 for statement of reasons for referral);

(c) the following bills not be referred to committees:

· Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Scrutiny of Board Appointments) Amendment Bill 2002

· Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2002

· Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Advice Industry) Bill 2002

· Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2002.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

Bill deferred from meeting of 19 March 2002

· Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Bills deferred from meeting of 20 August 2002

· Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

· Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Employee Involvement and Compliance) Bill 2002

Bills deferred from meeting of 24 September 2002

· Inspector-General of Taxation Bill 2002

· International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

· Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 6) 2002

Bill deferred from meeting of 15 October 2002

· Trade Practices Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

Bill deferred from meeting of 22 October 2002

· Corporations Amendment (Repayment of Directors' Bonuses) Bill 2002.

(Jeannie Ferris)

Chair

23 October 2002

Appendix 1

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill(s):

Trade Practices Amendment (Liability for Recreational Services) Bill 2002

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration

· the role of the Trade Practices Act in personal injury claims

· the definition of recreational services

· waiver of gross negligence

Possible submissions or evidence from:

ACCC, Treasury, Insurance Council, Australian Consumer's Association, Australian Plaintiff Lawyer's Association

Committee to which bill is referred:

Economics Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date: Week commencing 25 November 2002

Possible reporting date(s): 3 December 2002

(signed)

Senator Sue Mackay

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

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Appendix 2

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill(s):

Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Protection for Victorian Workers) Bill 2002

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration

· the adequacy of the employment protections contained in the bill for schedule 2A workers and outworkers having regard to the protections enjoyed by other Victorian and Australian workers and outworkers.

· The implications, including any constitutional implications, of the bill for alternative legislative approaches at the state level, including the Outworkers (Improved Protection) Bill and the Federal Awards (Uniform System) Bill

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Unions, employers, employees, outworkers, academics, legal experts

Committee to which bill is referred:

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date: One day hearing in Melbourne in the week 11-15 November 2002

Possible reporting date(s): The week 2-6 December 2002

(signed)

Senator Sue Mackay

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member