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7       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 8 of 2018

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 8 of 2018

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 7.25 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018;

                 (b)   the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Insult and Offend) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018; and

                 (c)   the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment ( Security ) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018.

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

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment (Restoring the Debt Ceiling) Bill 2018

Farm Household Support Amendment (Temporary Measures) Bill 2018

Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Reporting of Gas Reserves) Bill 2018

Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Student Reform) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Sector Regulation) Bill 2018.

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

Customs Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Bill 2018

Customs Tariff Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Bill 2018

Intelligence Services Amendment (Enhanced Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies) Bill 2018

National Energy Guarantee Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

National Energy Guarantee (Targets) Bill 2018

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018

Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Bill 2018.

5.      The committee considered an issue relating to the membership requirements of the committee and decided not to recommend any change to the standing orders.

David Bushby

Chair

16 August 2018.

Senator Bushby moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.