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8       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 12 of 2017

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 12 of 2017

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 7.17 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   the provisions of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date ;

                 (b)   the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2017; and

                 (c)   contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures) Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2017.

3.      The committee recommends that the following bills not be referred to committees:

ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2017

Coal-Fired Power Funding Prohibition Bill 2017

Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017

Customs Tariff Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017

Defence Legislation Amendment (Instrument Making) Bill 2017

Investigation and Prosecution Measures Bill 2017

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 5) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Bill 2017.

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

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Regional Australia) Bill 2017

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2017

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017

Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017

Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017

Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Imported Food Control Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2017

Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017

Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017

Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (Voluntary Opt-out) Bill 2017

Proceeds of Crime Amendment (Proceeds and Other Matters) Bill 2017

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (Banking Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan Base Rate Entities) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Bill 2017.

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

Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017

Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2017.

David Bushby

Chair

19 October 2017.

Senator Bushby moved—That the report be adopted.

The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017, the provisions of the bill be referred to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2017”.

Senator Gallagher moved the following amendment to Senator Fifield’s proposed amendment:

Omit “10 November 2017”, substitute “12 February 2018”.

Question—That Senator Gallagher’s amendment to Senator Fifield’s proposed amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 28

Senators—

Brown

Farrell

McAllister

Rice

Cameron

Gallacher

McCarthy

Siewert

Chisholm

Gallagher

McKim

Singh

Collins

Hanson-Young

Moore

Sterle

Dastyari

Hinch

O’Neill

Urquhart*

Di Natale

Kitching

Polley

Watt

Dodson

Lambie

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

 

 

NOES, 30

Senators—

Abetz

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Roberts

Bernardi

Fifield

McKenzie

Ruston

Birmingham

Georgiou

Nash

Ryan

Brockman

Gichuhi

O’Sullivan

Scullion

Bushby*

Hanson

Paterson

Seselja

Cash

Hume

Payne

Williams

Duniam

Kakoschke-Moore

Reynolds

Xenophon

Fawcett

Leyonhjelm

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Question—That Senator Fifield’s amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Senator Gallagher moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the provisions of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017, the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee report by 4 December 2017”.

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

Main question, as amended, put and passed.