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7       Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report no. 3 of 2019

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

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 3 of 2019

1.      The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 7.17 pm.

2.      The committee recommends that—

                 (a)   the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment (Assisted Reproductive Treatment Statistics) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 November 2019 ; and

                 (b)   the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2019 .

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

Agriculture Legislation Repeal Bill 2019

Aged Care Amendment (Movement of Provisionally Allocated Places) Bill 2019

Australian Cannabis Agency Bill 2018

Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and Their Families First) Bill 2019

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Audio Description) Bill 2019

Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019

Health Insurance Amendment (Bonded Medical Programs Reform) Bill 2019

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2019

Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Bill 2019

Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) Bill 2019.

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

Air Services Amendment Bill 2018

Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

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

Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019

Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2019

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Amendment (Australian Freedoms) Bill 2019

Human Services Amendment (Photographic Identification and Fraud Prevention) Bill 2019

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015

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

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019

National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 (No. 2)

National Sports Tribunal Bill 2019

National Sports Tribunal (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill 2017

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2019

Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

Regional Forest Agreements Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2017

Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Overseas Welfare Recipients Integrity Program) Bill 2019

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019.

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

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Sunsetting of Special Powers Relating to Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019

Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019

Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019

Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019

Dean Smith

Chair

25 July 2019.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the report be adopted.

The Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries (Senator Duniam) moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “and the following bills not be referred to committees:

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Sunsetting of Special Powers Relating to Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019

Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019

Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019

Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019”.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put

The Senate divided—

AYES, 49

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McAllister

Ryan

Antic

Fierravanti-Wells

McCarthy

Scarr

Askew

Gallacher

McDonald

Sheldon

Ayres

Gallagher

McKenzie

Sinodinos

Bernardi

Green

McMahon

Smith, Dean*

Bilyk

Hanson

O’Neill

Smith, Marielle

Bragg

Hughes

O’Sullivan

Stoker

Carr

Hume

Paterson

Urquhart

Chandler

Keneally

Pratt

Van

Colbeck

Kitching

Rennick

Walsh

Cormann

Lambie

Roberts

Watt

Davey

Lines

Ruston

Wong

Duniam

 

 

 

NOES, 11

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Rice

Waters

Faruqi

McKim

Siewert*

Whish-Wilson

Griff

Patrick

Steele-John

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

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

At the end of the motion, add “but in respect of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019, contingent upon introduction in the Senate, the bill be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 6 September 2019”.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.