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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6243

Senator FERRIS (3:36 PM) —I present the 12th report of 2002 of the Selection of Bills Committee.

Ordered that the report be adopted.

Senator FERRIS —I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows


REPORT NO. 12 OF 2002

1. The committee met on Tuesday, 12 November 2002.

2. The committee resolved to recommend— That—

(a) the provisions of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002 be referredimmediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 December 2002 (see appendix 1 for statement of reasons for referral); and

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

· Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

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

· Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 6) 2002

· Trade Practices Amendment Bill (No. 1) 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.

Bill deferred from meeting of 20 August 2002

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

Bill deferred from meeting of 22 October 2002

Corporations Amendment (Repayment of Directors' Bonuses) Bill 2002

Bills deferred from meeting of 12 November 2002

Commonwealth Volunteers Protection Bill 2002

Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002

Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Bill 2002

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 7) 2002.

(Jeannie Ferris)


13 November 2002

Appendix 1

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill(s):

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration

To clarify the design and applications of the “fit and proper” persons test.

Possible submissions or evidence from:


Committee to which bill is referred:

Economics Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date: 3, 4 December 2002

Possible reporting date(s): 12 December 2002


Senator Mackay

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member