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7       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report No. 12 of 2015

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 12 of 2015

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 at 7.15 pm.

2.      The committee resolved to recommend—That—

                 (a)   the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2015;

                 (b)   the provisions of the Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2015;

                 (c)   the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2015;

                 (d)   the provisions of the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 November 2015; and

                 (e)   the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 November 2015.

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

Australian Immunisation Register Bill 2015

Australian Immunisation Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill 2015

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cost of Living Concession) Bill 2015

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Low Income Supplement) Bill 2015

Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

Customs Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015

Customs Tariff Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015.

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

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Bill 2015

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015

Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

Customs Amendment (Fees and Charges) Bill 2015

Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Bill 2015

Education Legislation Amendment (Overseas Debt Recovery) Bill 2015

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015

Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2015

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015

Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Bill 2015.

David Bushby

Chair

17 September 2015.

Senator Bushby moved—That the report be adopted.

The Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and in respect of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015, the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 November 2015”.

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

Senator Moore moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and in respect of the Customs Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015, the provisions of the bills be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report on the next working day after the tabling of the report of the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade References Committee on the proposed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement”.

Debate ensued.

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

Main question, as amended, put and passed.