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8       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report No. 2 of 2016

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 2 of 2016

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 at 7.16 pm.

2.      The committee resolved to recommend—That—

                 (a)   the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 March 2016;

                 (b)   the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 16 March 2016;

                 (c)   the provisions of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 March 2016; and

                 (d)   the provisions of the Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date .

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

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016

Dairy Produce Amendment (Dairy Service Levy Poll) Bill 2016

Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment Bill 2016

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Injury Compensation Scheme) Bill 2016

Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Restructure Roll-over) Bill 2016

Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Single Appeal Path) Bill 2016

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

4.      The committee considered the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 but was unable to reach agreement.

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

Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015

Biological Control Amendment Bill 2016

Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2016

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014

Tax Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island CGT Exemption) Bill 2016

Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.

David Bushby

Chair

25 February 2016.

Senator Bushby moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator Moore moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and in respect of the:

                 (a)   Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016, the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee report on the provisions of the bill by 11 May 2016; and

                 (b)   Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2016”.

Debate ensued.

The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) moved the following amendment to Senator Moore’s proposed amendment:

Paragraph (a), omit “11 May”, substitute “10 March” and omit paragraph (b).

Debate ensued.

Leave refused : Senator Moore sought leave to move a motion to extend the time for debate.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

The question for Senator Fifield’s amendment was divided at the request of Senator Siewert—

Question—That Senator Fifield’s amendment to Senator Moore’s proposed amendment in respect of paragraph (a) be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 28

Senators—

Abetz

Cormann

Lindgren

Ryan

Back

Edwards

Macdonald

Scullion

Bernardi

Fawcett

McGrath

Seselja

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Sinodinos

Brandis

Fifield

Nash

Smith

Bushby (Teller)

Heffernan

Reynolds

Williams

Canavan

Johnston

Ruston

Xenophon

 

 

NOES, 37

Senators—

Brown

Gallagher

Madigan

Siewert

Bullock

Hanson-Young

McEwen

Simms

Cameron

Ketter

McKim

Singh

Carr

Lambie

McLucas

Sterle

Collins

Lazarus

Moore

Urquhart (Teller)

Conroy

Leyonhjelm

Muir

Wang

Dastyari

Lines

O’Neill

Waters

Day

Ludlam

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Di Natale

Ludwig

Rice

Wong

Gallacher

 

 

 

Question negatived.

Question—That Senator Fifield’s amendment to Senator Moore’s proposed amendment in respect of paragraph (b) be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 39

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McKenzie

Seselja

Back

Fierravanti-Wells

McKim

Siewert

Bernardi

Fifield

Nash

Simms

Birmingham

Hanson-Young

O’Sullivan

Sinodinos

Brandis

Heffernan

Reynolds

Smith

Bushby (Teller)

Johnston

Rhiannon

Waters

Canavan

Lindgren

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Cormann

Ludlam

Ruston

Williams

Di Natale

Macdonald

Ryan

Xenophon

Edwards

McGrath

Scullion

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Bilyk

Day

Lines

O’Neill

Brown

Gallacher

Ludwig

Singh

Bullock

Gallagher

Madigan

Sterle

Cameron

Ketter

McEwen

Urquhart (Teller)

Carr

Lambie

McLucas

Wang

Collins

Lazarus

Moore

Wong

Dastyari

Leyonhjelm

Muir

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

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

Main question, as amended, put and passed.

 

 

 

After 12.45 pm—