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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 6 OF 2013

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 6 OF 2013

 1. The committee met in private session on Monday, 17 June 2013 at 8.41 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the provisions of the African Development Bank Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2013;

  (b) the Australian Education Bill 2013 and the provisions of the Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2013;

  (c) the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2013;

  (d) the Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2013;


  (e) the provisions of the Homelessness Bill 2013 and the Homelessness (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 25 June 2013;

  (f) the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2013;

  (g) the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2013;

  (h) the Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 June 2013;

  (i) the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants' Support) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2013; and

  (j) the provisions of the Superannuation Laws Amendment (MySuper Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Measures) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 June 2013.

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

   Australian Citizenship Amendment (Special Residence Requirements) e Bill 2013

   Banking Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2013

   Charities Bill 2013

   Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) e Bill 2013

   Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill 2013

   Constitution Alteration (Local Government) 2013

   Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2013

   Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2013

   DisabilityCare Australia Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

   International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) e Bill 2013

   International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

   Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013

   Parliamentary Service Amendment (Freedom of Information) Bill 2013

   Public Interest Disclosure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

   Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Increased Concessional Contributions Cap and Other Measures) Bill 2013

   Superannuation (Sustaining the Superannuation Contribution Concession) Imposition Bill 2013

   Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013

   Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy) Bill 2013.

 
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 15 May 2013, resolved to make no recommendation:

   Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

   Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013

   Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013

   Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) e Bill 2013

   Sugar Research and Development Services Bill 2013

   Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

   Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) e Bill 2013.

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

   Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2013

   Interactive Gambling Amendment (Virtual Credits) Bill 2013

   Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2013

   Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013.

 Anne McEwen

 Chair

 17 June 2013.

Senator McEwen moved—That the report be adopted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.