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Thursday, 20 September 2012
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Senator McEWEN (South AustraliaGovernment Whip in the Senate) (11:51): I present report No. 12 of 2012 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. 12 OF 2012

1.   The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 7.18 pm.

2.   The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a)   the provisions of the following bills be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 October 2012:

Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012

Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012

(see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b)   the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting day of 2013 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c)   the provisions of the Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 October 2012 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(d)   the provisions of the Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 November 2012 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Bill 2012

Higher Education Support Amendment (Maximum Payment Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2012

International Fund for Agricultural Development Amendment Bill 2012

Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Reform Bill 2012

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012

Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 5) Bill 2012.

The committee considered the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Declared Commercial Fishing Activities) Bill 2012 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 18 September 2012, resolved to recommend that the bill not be referred to a committee.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Public Interest Test) Bill 2012

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Making Marine Parks Accountable) Bill 2012

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Bill 2012

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012

National Health Security Amendment Bill 2012

Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting and Telecommunications Amendment) Bill 2011

Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2012

Superannuation Laws Amendment (Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Efficiency Measures) Bill 2012

Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Bill 2012.

(Anne McEwen)

Chair

20 September 2012

 

Appendix 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Clean Energy Legislation Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill

Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill

Clean Energy (Charges-Excise) Amendment Bill

Clean Energy (Charges-Customs) Amendment Bill

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne

Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per tonne Carbon

Price Equivalent) Bill

Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge-Auctions) Amendment Bill

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To examine proposed legislation changes to the Carbon Tax regulatory and administrative arrangements and impacts on affected Australian businesses.

Possibl e submissions or evidence from:

Affected businesses

Energy economists

Committee to which bill is to be referred: \

Economics Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

September I October 2012

Possible reporting date:

October I November 2012

(signed)

Senator Fifield

 

Appendix 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill2012

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To consult further with producers, industry and stakeholders.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

TBC

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

TBC

Possible reporting date:

1st day of sitting 2013

Senator Siewert

(signed)

Selection of Bills Committee member

 

Appendix 3

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMI T TEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Consider the implications for the dental health of Australians.

Possible submissions or evidence from: Australian Dental Association (NSW) Consumer Health Forum of Australia

The Association for the Promotion of Oral Health

State and Territory public dental health services

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Community Affairs

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by committee

Possible reporting date:

To be determined by committee

Senator Fifield

(signed)

Selection of Bills Committee member

 

Appendix 4

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Extensive proposed changes to integrity testing regime and increased powers need to be thoroughly examined by the committee.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Australian Federal Police

Australian Crime Commission

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Attorney-General's Department

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by the committee

Possible reporting date:

To be determined by the committee

(signed)

Senator Fifield

Selection of Bills Committee member