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9           Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 3 of 2021

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 3 of 2021

1.     The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 7.16 pm.

2.    The committee recommends that—

(a)                  the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2021;

(b)                  contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 June 2021;

(c)                  the provisions of the Online Safety Bill 2021 and the Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 March 2021; and

(d)                 contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 March 2021.

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

Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2021

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021.

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

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Bill 2021

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

Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019

Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2020

Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Early Childhood Education and Care Coronavirus Response and Other Measures) Bill 2021

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

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019

Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021

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

Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020

Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Age of Dependants) Bill 2021

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

Social Security Amendment (COVID-19 Supplement) Bill 2020

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Assistance and Other Measures) Bill 2021

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

Special Recreational Vessels Amendment Bill 2021

Work Health and Safety Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2021.

Dean Smith

Chair

25 February 2021.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.