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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 6 OF 2012

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 6 OF 2012

 1. The committee met in private session on Monday, 18 June 2012 at 8.19 pm.


 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the provisions of the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2012;

  (b) the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2012 ;

  (c) the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2012;

  (d) the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2012;

  (e) the provisions of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2012;

  (f) the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 August 2012; and

  (g) the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Cross-Border Transfer Pricing) Bill (No. 1) 2012 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2012.

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

   Australian Citizenship Amendment (Defence Families) Bill 2012

   Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children's Commissioner) Bill 2012

   Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2012

   Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

   Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012

   Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012

   Higher Education Support Amendment (Student Contribution Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012

   Legislative Instruments Amendment (Sunsetting Measures) Bill 2012

   Malabar Headland Protection Bill 2012

   Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Bill 2012

   Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

   Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Bill 2012

   Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

   National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012

   Navigation Bill 2012

   Navigation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

   Parliamentary Counsel and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

   Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012


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

   Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Stronger Super) Bill 2012

   Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment Bill 2012

   Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 2) Bill 2012

   Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment Bill 2012

   Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2012

   Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012

   Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) e Bill 2012

   Tax Laws Amendment (Income Tax Rates) Bill 2012

   Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) e Bill 2012

   Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Scheme Enhancements) Bill 2012.

 The committee consideredthe Corporations Amendment (Proxy Voting) Bill 2012 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 18 June 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:

   Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012

   Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012

   Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2012

   Maritime Powers Bill 2012

   Maritime Powers (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

 19 June 2012.

Senator McEwen moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.