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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 10 OF 2013

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 10 OF 2013

 1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 4 December 2013 at 7.19 pm.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the provisions of the Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2014;

  (b) the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia's Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 March 2014; and

  (c) the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2014.

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

   Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

   Australian Civilian Corps Amendment Bill 2013

   Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2013

   Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013

   Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013

   Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

   Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013

   Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) e Bill 2013

   Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013

   Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013

   National Health Amendment (Simplified Price Disclosure) Bill 2013http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;orderBy=customrank;page=0;query=Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance)
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   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cash Bidding) Bill 2013

   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2013

   Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

   Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment Bill 2013

   Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013

   Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2013

   Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

   Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.

 The committee recommends accordingly.

 4. The committee considered the following bills but was unable to reach agreement:

   Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

   Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013.

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

   Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

   Fair Trade (Workers' Rights) Bill 2013

   National Integrity Commission Bill 2013.

 Helen Kroger

 Chair

 4 December 2013.

Senator Kroger moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but, in respect of:

 (a) the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013, provisions of the bill be referred immediately to committees for inquiry and report by 11 February 2014 as follows:

  (i) the provisions of Schedules 6 and 9 of the bill, to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee,

  (ii) the provisions of Schedule 2 of the bill, to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee, and

  (iii) the remaining provisions of the bill, to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee; and

 (b) the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013, the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 31 March 2014.".

The Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) moved the following amendment to Senator Siewert's proposed amendment:

 Paragraph (a), omit "11 February 2014", substitute "12 December 2013".

Debate ensued.


Question—That Senator Fifield's amendment to Senator Siewert's proposed amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,46


Senators—
BernardiFarrellMarshallRyan
BilykFawcettMcEwenSeselja
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieSingh
BoyceFifieldMcLucasSmith
BrownFurnerMooreStephens
BushbyGallacherO'NeillSterle
CarrHoggParryThorp
CashKroger (Teller)PayneTillem
ColbeckLinesPerisUrquhart
ConroyLudwigPolleyWilliams
DastyariLundyPratt
EdwardsMacdonaldRuston

NOES, 11


Senators—
Di NataleMadiganSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-YoungMilneWatersXenophon
LudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson

Question agreed to.

Question—That the amendment, as amended, be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.