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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORTS NOS 5 AND 6 OF 2010

The Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator O'Brien), by leave, tabled the following reports:

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 5 OF 2010

 1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 at 7.28 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the order of the Senate of 11 March 2010 adopting the committee's 4th report of 2010 be varied to provide that the provisions of the Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2010;

  (b) the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 2) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 May 2010; and

  (c) the provisions of the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 May 2010.


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

   Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Amendment Bill 2010

   Carer Recognition Bill 2010

   Immigration (Education) Amendment Bill 2010

   Ministers of State Amendment Bill 2010

   Social Security Amendment (Flexible Participation Requirements for Principal Carers) Bill 2010

   Tax Laws Amendment (Transfer of Provisions) Bill 2010

   Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010.

 4. The committee considered the Food Importation (Bovine Meat Standards) Bill 2010 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 15 March 2010, resolved to recommend that the bill not be referred to a committee.

 The committee recommends accordingly.

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

   Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

   Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2010

   Territories Law Reform Bill 2010

   Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009.

 Kerry O'Brien

 Chair

 18 March 2010.

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 6 OF 2010

 1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 18 March 2010 at 12.02 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the provisions of the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2010;

  (b) the provisions of the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 May 2010;

  (c) the provisions of the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2010; and

  (d) the provisions of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2010.

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


   Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2010

   Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010

   Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 2) Bill 2010.

 The committee recommends accordingly.

 4. The committee considered the Territories Law Reform Bill 2010 and noted that, on 18 March 2010, the Senate had agreed to refer the provisions of the bill to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories for inquiry and report.

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

   Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

   Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009

   Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010.

 Kerry O'Brien

 Chair

 18 March 2010.

Senator O'Brien moved—That the reports be adopted.

Question put and passed.