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8          Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 5 of 2021

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 5 of 2021

1.     The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 7.14 pm.

2.    The committee recommends that—

(a)                  the provisions of the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 17 June 2021; and

(b)                  the provisions of the Family Law Amendment (Federal Family Violence Orders) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 July 2021.

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

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme) Bill 2021

Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021

Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021

Migration Amendment (Tabling Notice of Certain Character Decisions) Bill 2021.

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

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Biosecurity Amendment (No Crime to Return Home) Bill 2021

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

Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Bill 2021

Financial Regulator Assessment Authority (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021

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

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019

Higher Education Support Amendment (Extending the Student Loan Fee Exemption) Bill 2021

Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020

Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021

Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Transparency and Cost Recovery) Bill 2021

Private Health Insurance Amendment (Income Thresholds) Bill 2021

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

Royal Commissions Amendment (Protection of Information) Bill 2021

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

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Amendment Bill 2021

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021

Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021

Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021.

5.    The committee considered the Migration Amendment (Clarifying International Obligations for Removal) Bill 2021 but was unable to reach agreement.

Dean Smith

Chair

13 May 2021.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator McKim moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the Migration Amendment (Clarifying International Obligations for Removal) Bill 2021, the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 June 2021”.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 10

Senators—

Faruqi

McKim

Steele-John

Waters

Hanson-Young

Rice

Thorpe

Whish-Wilson

Lambie

Siewert*

 

 

 

NOES, 33

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McKenzie

Ruston

Antic

Fierravanti-Wells

McLachlan

Ryan

Askew

Hanson

McMahon

Small

Bragg

Henderson

O’Sullivan

Smith, Dean

Brockman

Hughes

Paterson

Stoker

Canavan

Hume

Patrick

Urquhart*

Chandler

McDonald

Rennick

Van

Davey

McGrath

Roberts

Watt

Duniam

 

 

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.