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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 5 OF 2012

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 5 OF 2012

 1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 at 7.29 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That the Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 September 2012.

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

   Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2012

   Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012

   Customs Tariff Amendment (Schedule 4) Bill 2012

   Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform) e Bill 2012

   Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2012

   Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Bill 2012

   Telecommunications Interception and Other Legislation Amendment (State Bodies) Bill 2012.

 The committee recommends accordingly.

 4. The committee considered a proposal to refer the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Bill 2012 to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee, but agreed that the bill not be referred to a committee.

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

   Malabar Headland Protection Bill 2012

   Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Bill 2012

   Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge (Consequential Amendments) 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.

 Anne McEwen

 Chair

 10 May 2012.


Senator McEwen moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator Fifield moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but, in respect of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Bill 2012, the provisions of the bill be referred to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 June 2012".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 29

Senators—

Abetz

Bernardi

Birmingham

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Johnston

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

Xenophon

NOES, 35

Senators—

Bilyk

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr, Bob

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Madigan

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Sherry

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Waters

Wong

Wright

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.