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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Committees

Selection of Bills Committee; Report

11:45 am

Photo of Dean SmithDean Smith (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I present the fourth report for 2019 of 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. 4 OF 2019

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 7.20pm.

2. The committee recommends that—

(a) the provisions of the Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2019 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the Human Services Amendment (Photographic Identification and Fraud Prevention) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 September 2019 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c) the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 September 2019 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(d) the provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019 and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2019 (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(e) the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Extend Family Assistance to ABSTUDY Secondary School Boarding Students Aged 16 and Over) Bill 2019 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 5 September 2019 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

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

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

                                                        (Dean Smith)

                                                        Chair

                                                        1 August 2019

                                                        Appendix 1

                                                        SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

                                                        Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

                                                        Name of bill:

                                                        Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Bill 2019

                                                        Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

                                                        For further investigation into the legislation

                                                        Possible submissions or evidence from:

                                                        Law Council of Australia

                                                        Legal stakeholders

                                                        Committee to which bill is to be referred:

                                                        Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

                                                        Possible hearing date(s):

                                                        To be determined by the Committee

                                                        Possible reporting date:

                                                        11 September 2019

                                                        Appendix 2

                                                        SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

                                                        Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

                                                        Name of bill:

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

                                                        Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

                                                        Examination of the extent of fraudulent use at present and potential financial and community benefits to instituting photographic identification of users of Medicare services

                                                        Possible submissions or evidence from:

                                                              Committee to which bill is to be referred:

                                                              Community Affairs Committee

                                                              Possible hearing date(s):

                                                              At least one hearing subject to availability of the Committee

                                                              Possible reporting date:

                                                              12 September 2019

                                                              Appendix 3

                                                              SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

                                                              Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

                                                              Name of bill:

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

                                                              Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

                                                              Detailed scrutiny and review of the removal of the innovation patent

                                                              Possible submissions or evidence from:

                                                              IP Australia; Law Council, Department of Industry, StartUp Australia

                                                              Committee to which bill is to be referred:

                                                              Senate Economics Legislation Committee

                                                              Possible hearing date(s):

                                                              To be determined by the committee

                                                              Possible reporting date:

                                                              4 September 2019

                                                              Appendix 4

                                                              SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

                                                              Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

                                                              Name of bill:

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

                                                              Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

                                                              The bill makes significant amendments to various areas of intellectual property

                                                              Possible submissions or evidence from:

                                                                    Committee to which bill is to be referred:

                                                                    Senate Economics Legislation Committee

                                                                    Possible hearing date(s):

                                                                    Possible reporting date: October 14th

                                                                    Appendix 5

                                                                    SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE

                                                                    Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

                                                                    Name of bill:

                                                                    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Extend Family Assistance to ABSTUDY Secondary School Boarding Students Aged 16 and Over) Bill 2019

                                                                    Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

                                                                    Examine the interaction between the proposed Bill and the continued viability and adequate funding of local schools and educational opportunities in communities.

                                                                    Possible submissions or evidence from:

                                                                    Education unions

                                                                    Social services organisations providing services in remote areas – ACOSS

                                                                    Education academics

                                                                    Committee to which bill is to be referred:

                                                                    Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

                                                                    Possible hearing date(s):

                                                                    To be determined by the committee

                                                                    Possible reporting date:

                                                                    13 September

                                                                    I move:

                                                                    That the report be adopted.

                                                                    Question agreed to.

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