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9       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 7 of 2019

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 7 of 2019

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 7.20 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   the provisions of the Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019, the VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 and the Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date ;

                 (b)   contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2019 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2019 ; and

                 (c)   contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date .

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

Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019

Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (International Tax Agreements) Bill 2019.

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

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia’s Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019

Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019

Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019

Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

Customs Tariff Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Education Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Family Law (Self-Assessment) Bill 2019

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019

National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2019

Protecting Australian Dairy Bill 2019

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Assistance and Access Amendments Review) Bill 2019

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019.

Dean Smith

Chair

17 October 2019.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

The Minister for Families and Social Services (Senator Ruston) moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and:

    (a)   in respect of the:

(i)         Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019 and related bills, the Education and Employment Legislation Committee report by 22 November 2019, and

(ii)        Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report by 28 February 2020; and

    (b)   the following bills not be referred to committees:

Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

Customs Tariff Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Assistance and Access Amendments Review) Bill 2019”.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—divided at the request of Senator Siewert.

Question—That paragraph (a) of the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Question—That paragraph (b) of the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.