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Selection of Bills—Senate Standing Committee—Report No. 8 of 2014


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SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 8 of 2014

26 June 2014

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Senator Helen Kroger (Government Whip, Chair)

Senator Anne McEwen (Opposition Whip)

Senator Bridget McKenzie (The Nationals Whip)

Senator Rachel Siewert (Australian Greens Whip)

Senator Catryna Bilyk

Senator David Bushby

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Senator Claire Moore

Secretary: Chris Reid  6277 3020

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 8 OF 2014

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 at 7.41pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 September 2014 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the provisions of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 2 and 3 for statements of reasons for referral);

(c) the provisions of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No.2], the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2], the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2], the True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2], the True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2], the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2], the Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2], the Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and the Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 [No. 2] be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 4 and 5 for statements of reasons for referral);

(d) the provisions of the Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 6 and 7 for statements of reasons for referral);

(e) the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2014 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendices 8 and 9 for statements of reasons for referral); and

(f) the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 August 2014 (see appendices 10 and 11 for statements of reasons for referral).

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

• Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014 • Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [No. 2] • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (No. 1), (No. 3) and (No. 5)) Bill 2014 Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (No. 2), (No. 4) and (No. 6)) Bill 2014 Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (Parliamentary Departments)) Bill 2014.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

• Save Our Sharks Bill 2014.

(Helen Kroger) Chair 26 June 2014

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Senator Siewert

Appendix 3

Appendix 4

Senator Siewert

Appendix 5

Appendix 6

Appendix 7

Senator Siewert

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Appendix 9

Senator Siewert

Appendix 10

Senator Siewert

Appendix 11

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE— PRESENTATION OF EIGHTH REPORT OF 2014— AMENDMENT AGREED TO BY THE SENATE ON 26 JUNE 2014

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

(a) the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014,the provisions of the bill NOT be referred to a committee;

(b) the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No.2] and associated bills, the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee report by 14 July 2014;

(c) the Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013[No. 2],the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee report by 14 July 2014;

(d) the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2014, the Education and Employment Legislation Committee report by 28 August 2014; and

(e) the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report by 22 September 2014.".