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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
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Senator FERRIS (3:37 PM) —I present the 11th report of 2004 of the Selection of Bills Committee and move:

That the report be adopted.

I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—


REPORT NO. 11 OF 2004

1. The committee met on Tuesday, 10 August 2004.

2. The committee resolved to recommend—That the following bills not be referred to committees:

Australian Passports Bill 2004

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Bill 2004

Australian Passports (Transitionals and Consequentials) Bill 2004

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Telecommunications Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Prisoner Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2004

Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill 2004.

The committee recommends accordingly.

3. The committee considered a proposal to refer the provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2004 to the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee, but was unable to reach agreement on whether the bill should be referred (see appendix 1 for statement of reasons for referral).

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

Bill deferred from meeting of 10 February 2004

Racial and Religious Hatred Bill 2003 [No. 2].

Bill deferred from meeting of 23 March 2004

Resale Royalty Bill 2004.

Bill deferred from meeting of 30 March 2004

Flags Amendment (Eureka Flag) Bill 2004.

Bill deferred from meeting of 22 June 2004

Renewable Energy Amendment (Increased MRET) Bill 2004.

Bill deferred from meeting of 10 August 2004

Criminal Code Amendment (Workplace Death and Serious Injury) Bill 2004.

(Jeannie Ferris)


11 August 2004

Appendix 1

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill(s):

Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2004

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration

1. To establish the broad implication of the bill

2. to establish the impact of the bill on similar associate entities, for example the Victorian College of the Arts

Possible submissions or evidence from:

University vice-chancellors, business, research and industry groups, student groups

Committee to which bill is referred:

Employment, Workplace Relations, and Education Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date:

Possible reporting date(s): 9 September 2004

Senator Sue Mackay

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member