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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 1 OF 2011

Senator Carol Brown, by leave and at the request of the Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator McEwen), tabled the following report:

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 1 OF 2011

 1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 12.45 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2011 ;

  (b) the provisions of the Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 March 2011;

  (c) the provisions of the National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010 and the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2011;

  (d) the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010 [2011] and the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010 [2011], together with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 March 2011; and

  (e) the provisions of Schedule 2 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 5) Bill 2010 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 March 2011.

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

   Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment and Prisoner Voting) e Bill 2010

   National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010 (No. 2)

   Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2010

   Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011.

 The committee recommends accordingly.

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

   Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures e Bill 2011

   Electronic Transactions Amendment Bill 2011

   Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Election Commitments and Other Measures) e Bill 2011

   Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

   Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood Reconstruction Levy) e Bill 2011


   Migration Amendment (Detention of Minors) Bill 2010

   Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) e Bill 2010

   Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (MRCA Supplement) Bill 2011

   Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010

   Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011.

 Anne McEwen

 Chair

 10 February 2011.

Senator Carol Brown moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.