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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 7 OF 2011

The Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator McEwen), by leave, tabled the following report:

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 7 OF 2011

 1. The committee met in private session on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 at 7.27 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) upon its introduction in the Senate, Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 June 2011;

  (b) the provisions of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 June 2011; and

  (c) the provisions of the Veterans' Entitlements Amendment Bill 2011 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 August 2011.

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

   Acts Interpretation Amendment Bill 2011

   Aged Care Amendment Bill 2011

   Customs Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011

   Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Amendment Bill 2011

   Excise Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011


   Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Financial Viability) e Bill 2011

   Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011

   Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System and Other Measures) Bill 2011

   Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2011

   Military Justice (Interim Measures) Amendment Bill 2011

   Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Amendment (Registration of Foreign Proceeds of Crime Orders) Bill 2011

   Navigation Amendment Bill 2011

   Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Oil Transfers) Bill 2011

   Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 3) Bill 2011

   Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 4) Bill 2011

   Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) e Bill 2011

   Taxation of Alternative Fuels Legislation Amendment Bill 2011.

 The committee recommends accordingly.

 4. The committee considered the following bills and, noting that they had been referred to committees pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011, resolved to make no recommendation:

   Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

   Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Amendment Bill 2011

   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Amendment Bill 2011

   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Bill 2011

   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulatory Levies Legislation Amendment (2011 Measures No. 2) Bill 2011

   Offshore Resources Legislation Amendment (Personal Property Securities) e Bill 2011

   Social Security Amendment (Parenting Payment Transitional Arrangement) e Bill 2011.

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

   Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011

   Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010.

 Anne McEwen

 Chair

 15 June 2011.

Senator McEwen moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.