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7       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 5 of 2018

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 5 of 2018

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 at 7.25 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Commonwealth Restrictions on Cannabis) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 August 2018;

                 (b)   the provisions of the Education and Other Legislation Amendment (VET Student Loan Debt Separation) Bill 2018 and the Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Amendment Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2018;

                 (c)   the provisions of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 22 June 2018;

                 (d)   contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018 and the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2018;

                 (e)   the provisions of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 June 2018;

                  (f)   the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 June 2018;

                 (g)   the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2018; and

                 (h)   contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Water Amendment Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 June 2018.

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

Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Bill 2018

Australian Human Rights Commission Repeal (Duplication Removal) Bill 2018

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment Bill 2018

Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Amendment Bill 2018

Corporations Amendment (Asia Region Funds Passport) Bill 2018

Customs Amendment (Illicit Tobacco Offences) Bill 2018

Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Lottery Betting) Bill 2018

Interstate Road Transport Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2018

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Levy Bill 2018

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Levy Collection Bill 2018

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Public Sector Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payments for Carers) Bill 2018

Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ASIC’s Capabilities) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (OECD Multilateral Instrument) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018

Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018.

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

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2018

Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Defence Amendment (Sovereign Naval Shipping) Bill 2018

Medicare Levy Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2018

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining Income Thresholds) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Axe the Tampon Tax) Bill 2018.

David Bushby

Chair

10 May 2018.

Senator Bushby moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.