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Thursday, 17 July 2014
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Senator BUSHBY (TasmaniaGovernment Whip in the Senate) (11:53): I present the ninth report of 2014 for the Selection of Bills Committee. I seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

REPORT NO. 9 of 2014

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 7.25 pm.

2. The committee resolved to recommend:

That—

(a) contingent upon its introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 September 2014 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 1) Bill 2014.

The committee recommends accordingly.

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

National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014.

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

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2014

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014

Customs Amendment Bill 2014

Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2014

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2014

Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014

Save Our Sharks Bill 2014

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Measures) Bill 2014

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 4) Bill 2014.

(David Bushby)

Chair

17 July 2014

APPENDIX 1

SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee:

Name of bill:

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Concerns about unintended consequences and to look at alternative models.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Key stakeholders in drug and alcohol sector.

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

Late August / September

Possible reporting date:

September/October 2014

(signed)

Senator Siewert

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee Member

Senator BUSHBY: I move:

That the report be adopted.