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7       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 6 of 2019

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 6 of 2019

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 7.15 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   the provisions of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 November 2019 ;

                 (b)   the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 20 November 2019 ;

                 (c)   the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2019 ; and

                 (d)   the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 November 2019 .

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

Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2019

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Air Pollution) Bill 2019.

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

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019

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

Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2019

Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019

Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Education Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2019

VET Student Loans (VSL Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019

Higher Education Support (HELP Tuition Protection Levy) Bill 2019

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Building on the Child Care Package) Bill 2019

Family Law (Self-Assessment) Bill 2019

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019

Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019

Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Bill 2019

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (International Tax Agreements) Bill 2019

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019

5.      The committee considered the following bill but was unable to reach agreement:

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Dean Smith

Chair

19 September 2019.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

On the motion of Senator Gallagher the following amendment was agreed to:

At the end of the motion, add: “and

                 (a)   in respect of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Building on the Child Care Package) Bill 2019, the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 October 2019;

                 (b)   in respect of the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019, contingent upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the bill be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 February 2020.”

Main question, as amended, put and passed.