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Thursday, 21 March 2013
Page: 2391


Senator McEWEN (South AustraliaGovernment Whip in the Senate) (15:37): I present the fourth report of 2013 of the Selection of Bills Committee.

Ordered that the report be adopted.

Senator McEWEN: I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 4 OF 2013

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 7.25 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Aboriginal Land Rights and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report 25 June 2013 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the provisions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2013 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c) the provisions of the Australia Council Bill 2013 and the Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2013 (see appendices 3 and 4 for statements of reasons for referral);

(d) the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Great Barrier Reef) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 May 2013 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(e) the provisions Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (New Mandate and Other Measures) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2013 (see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(f) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2013 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(g) the Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2013 (see appendix 8 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(h) the provisions of the Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2013 (see appendix 9 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(i) the International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2013 (see appendix 10 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(j) the provisions of the Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013 and the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2013 (see appendix 11 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(k) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2013 (see appendix 12 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(l) the Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 June 2013 (see appendix 13 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(m) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report 17 June 2013 (see appendix 14 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(n) the provisions of the Student Identifiers Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2013 (see appendix 15 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(o) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 16 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(p) the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Pharmaceutical Transparency) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 17 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(q) the provisions of the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2013 (see appendix 18 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(r) the provisions of the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2013 (see appendix 19 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Inbound Cargo Security Enhancement) Bill 2013

Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2013

Corporations and Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Court Security Bill 2013

Court Security (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013

Military Justice (Interim Measures) Amendment Bill 2013

National Measurement Amendment Bill 2013

Not-for-profit Sector Freedom to Advocate Bill 2013

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures No. 2) Bill 2013

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Disaster Recovery Allowance) Bill 2013

Statute Law Revision Bill 2013 and

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2013

Customs and AusCheck Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2013

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2013

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2013 and

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013.

(Anne McEwen)

Chair

21 March 2013