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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 8 OF 2012

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 8 OF 2012

 1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 7.39 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Smuggled Tobacco) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2012; and

  (b) the provisions of the Military Court of Australia Bill 2012 and the provisions of the Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee and the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 August 2012.


 3. The committee considered a proposal to refer the Tax Laws Amendment (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Bill 2012 to the Economics Legislation Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bill should be referred.

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

   Commonwealth Government Securities Legislation Amendment (Retail Trading) Bill 2012

   Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Reporting Panel) Bill 2012

   Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 3) 2012

   Customs Tariff Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1) Bill 2012

   Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Procedure) Bill 2012

   Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2012

   Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

   Statute Stocktake (Appropriations) Bill (No. 1) 2012

   Tax Laws Amendment (Investment Manager Regime) Bill 2012

   Transport Safety Investigation Amendment Bill 2012

   Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.

  The committee consideredthe Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2012 and, noting that the bill had passed the Senate on 27 June 2012, 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:

   Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 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

 28 June 2012.

Senator McEwen moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.