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10       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 10 of 2020

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 10 of 2020

1.     The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 7.13 pm.

2.    The committee recommends that—

(a)                  the provisions of the Aged Care Amendment (Aged Care Recipient Classification) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2020 ;

(b)                  the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 1) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 ;

(c)                  the provisions of the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 2) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 ;

(d)                 the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date ;

(e)                  the provisions of the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2020 ;

(f)                   the provisions of the Immigration (Education) Amendment (Expanding Access to English Tuition) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 ; and

(g)                  contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 .

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

Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020

Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2020.

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

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020

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

Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Bill 2020

Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019

Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Refunds of Charges and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020

Corporations (Fees) Amendment (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020

Governor-General Amendment (Cessation of Allowances in the Public Interest) Bill 2019

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Prohibition on Credit Card Use) Bill 2020

Judges’ Pensions Amendment (Pension Not Payable for Misconduct) Bill 2020

Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020

Native Title Amendment (Infrastructure and Public Facilities) Bill 2020

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 5) Bill 2020

Social Security Amendment (COVID-19 Supplement) Bill 2020

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

VET Student Payment Arrangements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020.

Dean Smith

Chair

12 November 2020.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator Gallagher moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion add, “but, in respect of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020, the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee report by 3 February 2021.”

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 29

Senators—

Ayres

Gallagher

McKim

Siewert

Brown

Griff

O’Neill

Thorpe

Carr

Hanson-Young

Patrick

Urquhart*

Chisholm

Lambie

Polley

Walsh

Ciccone

Lines

Pratt

Waters

Dodson

McAllister

Rice

Watt

Farrell

McCarthy

Sheldon

Whish-Wilson

Faruqi

 

 

 

NOES, 29

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McKenzie

Ruston

Antic

Fierravanti-Wells

McMahon

Ryan

Askew

Hanson

Molan

Scarr

Canavan

Hughes

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Cash

Hume

Paterson

Smith, Dean*

Chandler

McDonald

Payne

Stoker

Colbeck

McGrath

Roberts

Van

Davey

 

 

 

* Tellers

The ayes and noes were equal and so the question was negatived.

Debate continued.  

Main question put and passed.