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Thursday, 26 November 2015
Page: 9085


Senator BUSHBY (TasmaniaChief Government Whip in the Senate) (11:52): I present the 15th report of 2015 of the Selection of Bills Committee.

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 N o . 15 of 2015

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 7.11 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That-

(a) the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2016 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(b)   the provisions of the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 February 2016 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Bill 2015

Export Control Amendment (Quotas) Bill 2015

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015

Tax Laws Amendment (Gifts) Bill 2015

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day 2015) Bill 2015.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Bill 2015

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Tones Strait Islander Studies Amendment Bill 2015

Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015

Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Labor Budget Savings Bill 2015

Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2015

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

Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015.

(David Bushby) Chair

26 November 2015

 

APPENDIX 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITT EE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of Bill:

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

Reasons for refe rral/principal issues for consideration:

In undertaking the inquiry, the Committee should consider:

1.   The prevalence of online sports betting and online sports betting advertising in Australia;

2. The impact of online sports betting on society, including the impact of gambling addictions;

3. The provisions of the current Interactive Gambling Act 2001 and whether those provisions adequately regulate online sports betting;

4. The effectiveness of currently available harm minimisation measures as well as those proposed by the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015;

5. Any related matters

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Financial Counselling Australia

Northern Territory Racing Commission

Australian Communications and Media Authority

All sports book makers licensed in the Northern Territory

Australian Bankers Association

Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce

Committee to which the bill is to be referred:

Senate Environment and Communications Committee (Legislation)

Possible hearing date(s):

February 2016

Possible reporting date:

12 May 2016

(signed)

Senator Siewert

 

APPENDIX 2

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITT EE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

To scrutinise the repeals and the amendments in the bill to ensure no adverse issues

or consequences - in particular:

   Schedule 1, Part 1, Item 1

   Schedule 3, Part 2

   Schedule 5, Parts 3 and 4

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Relevant media industry stakeholders that would be consulted under the provisions

being repealed in Schedule 3, Part 2 of the bill

Department of Communications

Department of the Environment

Environment related non-government organisations

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Finance and. Public Administration legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

To be determined by the committee

Possible reporting date:

Wednesday 3 February 2016

(signed)

Senator Anne McEwen