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Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Senator BUSHBY (TasmaniaChief Government Whip in the Senate) (11:54): I present the 15th report of 2014 of the Selection of Bills Committee. and I seek to have the report incorporated in Hansard

Ordered that the report be adopted.

Senator BUSHBY: I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 15 OF 2014

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 at 7.35 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That—

(a) the provisions of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 February 2015 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the provisions of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 February 2015 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(c) contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Biosecurity Bill 2014, the Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014, the Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2014, the Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2014 and the Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2015 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

Australian War Memorial Amendment Bill 2014

Freedom to Marry Bill 2014

Save Our Sharks Bill 2014

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Bill 2014.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

ACT Government Loan Bill 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014

Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014

Federal Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014

Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014

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

(David Bushby)

Chair

27 November 2014

 

APPENDIX 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITT EE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To understand the impact on shareholder participation

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Economics Committee.

Possible hearing date(s):

28/29 January

Possible reporting date:

11 February 2014

(signed)

Senator Rachel Siewert

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

 

APPENDIX 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

The impact of substantially expanding the scope of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) and its consequences in relation to aid spending

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Human Rights Law Centre

Jubilee Australia

Aid Watch

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee.

Possible hearing date(s):

3 February 2015

Possible reporting date:

11 February 2015

(signed)

Senator Rachel Siewert

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

 

APPENDIX 3

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Biosecurity Bill 2014

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

This proposes a major change to our biosecurity framework and requires scrutiny

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Farming sector, invasive species experts, environmental sector

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee.

Possible hearing date(s):

 

Possible reporting date:

17 March 2015.

(signed)

Senator Rachel Siewert

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member