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6       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 9 of 2018

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 9 of 2018

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at 7.13 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2018;

                 (b)   contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date ;

                 (c)   the Freedom of Information Legislation Amendment (Improving Access and Transparency) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2018;

                 (d)   the Intelligence Services Amendment (Enhanced Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 November 2018;

                 (e)   the provisions of the My Health Records Amendment ( Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 October 2018;

                  (f)   contingent upon introduction in the Senate, the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 October 2018; and

                 (g)   the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving the Energy Efficiency of Rental Properties) Bill 2018 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 23 November 2018.

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

Customs Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Bill 2018

Customs Tariff Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Bill 2018

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018

Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Bill 2018.

4.      The committee deferred consideration of the Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2018 to its next meeting.

David Bushby

Chair

23 August 2018.

Senator Bushby moved—That the report be adopted.

Senator Collins moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the provisions of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report by 15 April 2019”.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment to Senator Collins’ proposed amendment:

At the end of the amendment, add “and, in respect of the Social Security Legislation (Community Development Program) Bill 2018, the Community Affairs Legislation Committee report by 12 November 2018”.

Question—That Senator Siewert’s amendment to Senator Collins’ proposed amendment be agreed to—put and negatived.

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Senator Ruston) moved the following amendment to Senator Collins’ proposed amendment:

Omit “15 April 2019”, substitute “1 November 2018”.

Question—That Senator Ruston’s amendment to Senator Collins’ proposed amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

Martin

Ruston

Anning

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Ryan

Bernardi

Georgiou

McKenzie

Scullion

Brockman

Gichuhi

Molan

Seselja

Burston

Hanson

O’Sullivan

Smith, Dean

Bushby*

Hume

Paterson

Stoker

Colbeck

Leyonhjelm

Reynolds

Williams

Duniam

Macdonald

 

 

 

NOES, 32

Senators—

Bartlett

Griff

McKim

Smith, David

Bilyk

Hanson-Young

Moore

Steele-John

Brown

Hinch

O’Neill

Sterle

Cameron

Keneally

Patrick

Storer

Chisholm

Ketter

Pratt

Urquhart*

Collins

Lines

Rice

Watt

Di Natale

Marshall

Siewert

Whish-Wilson

Faruqi

McAllister

Singh

Wong

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Question—That Senator Collins’ amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.