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12    Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 14 of 2017

Senator Smith, by leave and at the request of the Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby), tabled the following report:

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 14 of 2017

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 7.15 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   the Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 March 2018; and

                 (b)   the provisions of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date .

3.      The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017

Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017

Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill 2017

Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (Voluntary Opt-out) Bill 2017.

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

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Bill 2017

Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017

Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017

Imported Food Control Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2017

Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017

Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017.

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

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017.

David Bushby

Chair

30 November 2017.

Senator Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator Chisholm moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the provisions of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017, the Community Affairs Legislation Committee report by 13 March 2018”.

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

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add, “and, in respect of the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 and the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017, the provisions of the bills be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 February 2018”.

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

Main question, as amended, put and passed.