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Thursday, 31 October 1996
Page: 4835


Senator PANIZZA —I present the 13th report of 1996 of the Selection of Bills Committee.

Ordered that the report be printed.


Senator PANIZZA —I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard .

Leave granted.

The report read as follows

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 13 OF 1996

1. The Committee met on 30 October 1996.

2. The Committee resolved:

(a) That the following provisions of bills be referred to committees:

Bill titleStage at whichreferredLegislationCommitteeReporting date
Hindmarsh Island Bridge Bill 1996—provisions of the bill (see Appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyLegal and Constitutional3 December 1996
Immigration (Education) Charge Amendment Bill 1996—provisions of the bill (see Appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyLegal and Constitutional2 December 1996
Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1996—provisions of the bill (see Appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyLegal and Constitutional2 December 1996
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Budget and Other Measures) Bill 1996—provisions of the bill—Schedule 1 (Amendments to remove the means test exemption for superannuation assets in certain cases) (see Appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelySelect Committee on Superannuation18 November 1996
Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Budget and Other Measures) Bill 1996—provisions of the bill—Schedule 2 (Single persons sharing accommodation) (see Appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyCommunity Affairs18 November 1996

(b)   That the following bill not be referred to a committee:

   Migration (Visa Application) Charge Bill 1996.

The Committee recommends accordingly.

(John Panizza)

Chair

31 October 1996

Appendix 1

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Hindmarsh Island Bridge Bill 1996

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Breach of Racial Discrimination Act

Retrospective Nature of Legislation

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Father Frank Brennan

Selected senior lawyers

Chief general counsel

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s): 1997

Possible reporting date: As above

(signed) Chris Evans

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 2

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Immigration (Education) Charge Amendment Bill 1996

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Concerns about the harshness of this measure and the possible exclusion of certain classes of people, particularly women looking after children

Possible submission or evidence from:

Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

Women's Electoral Lobby

Law Council of Australia

Kerry Murphy, Jesuit Refugee Service, Sydney

Margaret Piper, Refugee Council, Sydney

Mary Crock, Law School, Sydney University

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Legal and Constitutional

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date: 2 December 1996

(signed) Vicki Bourne

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 3

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1996

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Provisions of the bill relating to the exemption of the Migration Act from the Sex Discrimination Act. Impact of the new visa charge on lower socio-economic countries.

Possible submission or evidence from:

Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

Women's Electoral Lobby

Law Council of Australia

Kerry Murphy, Jesuit Refugee Service, Sydney

Margaret Piper, Refugee Council, Sydney

Mary Crock, Law School, Sydney University

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Legal and Constitutional

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date: 2 December 1996

(signed) Vicki Bourne

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 4

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Schedule 1 of Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Budget and Other Measures) Bill 1996

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

impact of removal of exemption from assets/income tests of superannuation assets, including impact on future age pension outlays; impact on people's decisions to take on caring responsibilities; impact on national savings; impact on people's ability to self-provide in retirement

Possible submission or evidence from:

AP&SF, ACOSS, superannuation peak bodies, relevant government departments, Association of Independent Retirees, AMP, Access Economics, Daryl Dixon, NATSEM

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Superannuation Select Committee

Possible hearing date(s): to be advised.

Possible reporting date: to be advised.

(signed) Chris Evans

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 5

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Schedule 2 of Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Budget and Other Measures) Bill 1996

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

impact of changes to the rate of Rent Assistance payable to singles sharing on people's access to appropriate affordable and appropriately located accommodation;

impact of these changes on investment in lowest end rental stock

equity of measure relative to other types of housing assistance and relative to people in other domestic circumstances

Possible submission or evidence from:

ACOSS, DSS, National Shelter, AP&SF, Real Estate Industry Association, housing industry representatives, S/T housing bodies, youth housing representatives

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s): to be advised

Possible reporting date: to be advised

(signed) Chris Evans

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member