08 Apr 2020
House of Representatives
Introduced with the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020, Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2019-2020 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2019-2020 to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill amends: the
Fair Work Act 2009 to temporarily enable employers to issue JobKeeper enabling directions; eight Acts to makes amendments consequential on the
Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Act 2020; the
Guarantee of Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act 2020 to ensure that certain categories of smaller non-authorised deposit-taking institutions will fall within the definition of ‘financial institution’; the
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: modify how child care subsidy (CCS) entitlements are reviewed when an individual, who is a member of a couple for some but not all of the CCS fortnights in an income year, meets the CCS reconciliation conditions; and provide that payments of Additional Child Care Subsidy and funding agreements for certain grant programs occur under the existing standing appropriation; and the
Taxation Administration Act 1953 to allow, until 30 June 2023, the disclosure of de-identified protected information to the Treasury for the purposes of policy development and analysis in relation to the coronavirus. Also: provides a temporary mechanism for ministers to change arrangements for meeting information and documentary requirements under Commonwealth legislation; and allows the Veterans’ Minister to: increase, by legislative instrument, the amount paid to a person receiving a payment under the veterans’ law by the amount of the coronavirus supplement, and vary the qualifications and eligibility for payments by legislative instrument.