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Thursday, 30 November 2017
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Senator SMITH (Western AustraliaDeputy Government Whip in the Senate) (16:08): I present the 14th report for 2017 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. 14 OF 2017

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 7.15 pm.

2. The committee recommends that—

(a) the Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 March 2018 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(b) the provisions of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017

    Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017

    Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill 2017

    Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (Voluntary Opt-out) Bill 2017.

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

    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017

    Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017

    Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017

    Imported Food Control Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2017

    Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017

    Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017

    National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits - Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017.

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

    Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017

(David Bushby)

Chair

30 November 2017

Appendix 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Ensure detailed scrutiny of implications of the bill and consequences, including timeframes for bankruptcy

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Financial industry, individuals impacted, community stakeholders, relevant government departments

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by the committee

Possible reporting date:

19 March 2018

(Signed)

Senator Anne Urquhart

Appendix 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill: Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bi/12017 Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

A number of stakeholders including survivor groups have raised concerns with aspects of the Bill. A Senate Inquiry would ensure these issues can be properly examined and all relevant stakeholders are given the opportunity to participate in decision making on this important issue.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

CLAN - Care Leavers Australia Network Alliance of Forgotten Australians Micah Project

Blue Knot Foundation Australian Lawyers Alliance

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by the committee

Possible reporting date:

19 March 2018

(Signed)

Senator Anne Urquhart

Senator SMITH: I move:

That the report be adopted.