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SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 17 OF 2008

The Acting Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator McEwen), by leave, tabled the following report:

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 17 OF 2008

 1. The committee met in private session on Thursday, 4 December 2008 at 10.44 am.

 2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

  (a) the provisions of the Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009;

  (b) the provisions of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 24 February 2009;

  (c) the provisions of the Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009;

  (d) the provisions of the Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 17 February 2009;

  (e) the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009 ;

  (f) the provisions of the Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 20 February 2009 ;

  (g) the provisions of the Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 30 April 2009 ; and

  (h) the Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008 be referred immediately to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee for inquiry and report by 27 March 2009.

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

   Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008

   Aviation Legislation Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008

   Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2008

   Customs Amendment (Enhanced Border Controls and Other Measures) e Bill 2008

   Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2008

   Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008

   Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2008

   Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

   Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 6) Bill 2008


   Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

   Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) e Bill 2008.

 The committee recommends accordingly.

 4. The committee deferred consideration of the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008 to its next meeting.

 Anne McEwen

 Acting Chair

 4 December 2008.

Senator McEwen moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.