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Thursday, 12 November 2020

Committees

Selection of Bills Committee; Report

11:46 am

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

I present the tenth report of 2020 for the Selection of Bills Committee and I seek leave to have the report incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The report read as follows—

Selection of Bills Committee

REPORT NO. 10 OF 2020

1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 7.13pm.

2. The committee recommends that—

(a) the provisions of the Aged Care Amendment (Aged Care Recipient Classification) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2020 (see appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(b) the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 1) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(c) the provisions of the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 2) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(d) the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee but was unable to reach agreement on a reporting date (see appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(e) the provisions of the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2020 (see appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral);

(f) the provisions of the Immigration (Education) Amendment (Expanding Access to English Tuition) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020see appendix 6 for a statement of reasons for referral); and

(g) contingent upon introduction in the House of Representatives, the provisions of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2020 (see appendix 7 for a statement of reasons for referral).

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

        Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2020.

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

                          Corporations (Fees) Amendment (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020

                                                  (Dean Smith)

                                                  Chair

                                                  12 November 2020

                                                  I move:

                                                  That the report be adopted.

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