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  • Date
    13 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: introduce an emergency leave type that will enable approved providers to remain eligible for residential care subsidy in declared emergency situations; and ensure that approved providers cannot charge aged care residents a fee during a declared emergency to reserve their place in an aged care service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 May 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to: incorporate into primary legislation the provisions of the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Public Health Contact Information) Determination 2020 to provide privacy protections for users of, and data collected by, the COVIDSafe app; and introduce additional privacy protections. Also repeals the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Public Health Contact Information) Determination 2020; and provides for the future repeal of certain definitions and Part VIIIA of the
    Privacy Act 1988

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Apr 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020, Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2019-2020 to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Supply Act (No. 1) 2019-2020
    , the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2019-2020
    , the
    Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2019-2020
    and the
    Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act (No. 1) 2019-2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Apr 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020, Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 and Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2019-2020 to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Supply Act (No. 2) 2019-2020
    , the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2019-2020
    , the
    Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2019-2020
    and the
    Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act (No. 2) 2019-2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Apr 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) 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 establishes a framework for the Treasurer to make rules which provide for the Commissioner of Taxation to make coronavirus economic response payments to eligible entities for the period from 1 March to 31 December 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Apr 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2019-2020
    and the
    Supply Act (No. 1) 2019-2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2019-2020
    and the
    Supply Act (No. 2) 2019-2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill appropriates the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of making payments to support regions, industry sectors and communities in severely affected regions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Mar 2020 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of eight bills to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill: establishes the Australian Business Growth Fund to provide a source of patient capital for small and medium enterprises; and authorises investment by the Commonwealth in the Fund, and appropriates the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of that investment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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