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Thursday, 5 February 2009
Page: 379

Senator O’BRIEN(Tasmania)(9.31 am)—I present the first report for 2009 of the Selection of Bills Committee. I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—


REPORT NO. 1 OF 2009

   1      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 4 February 2009 at 7.12 pm.

   2      The committee considered a proposal to refer the provisions of the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 and the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 to the Economics Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bills should be referred (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

Kerry O’Brien


5 February 2009



Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bills:

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. I) 2008-2009

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No.2) 2008-2009

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Give consideration to the provision of the bills that will deliver the Prime Ministers Nation Building Package.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Committee to which bill is to be referred: Economics Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s): Friday 6 February 2009

Possible reporting date: Monday 9 February


Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member