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6           Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 11 of 2021

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 11 of 2021

1.     The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 at 7.13 pm.

2.    The committee recommends that—

(a)                  the provisions of the Biosecurity Amendment (Enhanced Risk Management) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2021;

(b)                  contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the COAG Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2021;

(c)                  the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2021;

(d)                 the Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2021;

(e)                  the provisions of the Investment Funds Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2021;

(f)                   the Live Performance Federal Insurance Guarantee Fund Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 October 2021;

(g)                  contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021 and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2021; and

(h)                 the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2021.

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

National Health Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2021

Social Security Amendment (COVID-19 Supplement) Bill 2020.

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

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021

Aged Care Amendment (Registered Nurses Ensuring Quality Care) Bill 2021

Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Biosecurity Amendment (No Crime to Return Home) Bill 2021

Customs Amendment (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2021

Customs Tariff Amendment (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2021

Customs Legislation Amendment (Commercial Greyhound Export and Import Prohibition) Bill 2021

Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Electric Vehicles Accountability Bill 2021

Fair Work Amendment (Improving Paid Parental Leave for Parents of Stillborn Babies) Bill 2021

Federal Environment Watchdog Bill 2021

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

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019

Health Insurance Amendment (Enhancing the Bonded Medical Program and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Human Rights (Targeted Sanctions) Bill 2021

International Human Rights and Corruption (Magnitsky Sanctions) Bill 2021

Migration Amendment (New Maritime Crew Visas) Bill 2020

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

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2021

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Improved Grants Reporting) Bill 2021

Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 (No. 2)

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Amendment (No New Fossil Fuels) Bill 2021

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Bill 2021.

Dean Smith

Chair

2 September 2021.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

Question put and passed.