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  • 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

  • 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 provides for the Commissioner of Taxation to make cash flow boost payments to eligible entities comprising the first cash flow boost payments and the second cash flow boost payments. 

    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 amends: the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to: increase the cost threshold below which small business entities can access an immediate deduction for depreciating assets and certain related expenditure (instant asset write-off) from $30 000 to $150 000, from 12 March to 30 June 2020; and temporarily allow businesses with aggregated turnovers of less than $500 million in an income year to deduct capital allowances for depreciating assets at an accelerated rate; the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make amendments consequential on the cash flow boost payments; six Acts to provide for two rounds of economic support payments of $750 to certain income support and compensation recipients and holders of qualifying concession cards;
    Biosecurity Act 2015
    to enable the Director of Human Biosecurity to delegate their functions or powers in relation to human biosecurity control orders; Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 2019 to waive the environmental management charge from 1 April to 31 December 2020; the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997 to: implement measures to assist employers to retain apprentices and traineeships; and provide financial assistance to participants in the Australian aviation sector; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide short-term regulatory relief to classes of person who are unable to meet their obligations under the Act or the regulations; the
    A New Tax (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: allocate extra allowable absence days for child care; and waive the current obligation of services duty to enforce payment of gaps fees for a particular event or circumstance; Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997 and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulation 1994 to reduce the minimum payment amounts for account based, allocated and market linked pensions by half for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: expand eligibility for the youth allowance (other) and jobseeker payments; provide for the payment of a $550 coronavirus supplement to youth allowance (other) and jobseeker recipients and certain other income support recipients; and exempt recipients from certain waiting periods; the
    Farm Household Support Act 2014
    to apply the coronavirus supplement and waiting period exemptions to recipients of the Farm Household Allowance; the
    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020
    to delay the commencement of the Act; the
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    and Bankruptcy Regulations 1996 to provide temporary relief for individuals at risk of bankruptcy; the
    Corporations Act 2001
    and Corporations Regulations 2001 to provide temporary relief for business at risk of insolvency; the Corporations Act 2001 to provide temporary relief for directors from their personal duty to prevent insolvency trading; the Retirement Savings Accounts Regulations 1997 and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994 to enable individuals to access up to $10 000 from their superannuation or retirement savings account in the 2019-20 financial year, and up to a further $10 000 in the 2020-21 financial year; the
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide that any superannuation lump sum amounts released to an individual in the previous circumstances are non-assessable non-exempt income; the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to: increase the Medicare levy and Medicare levy surcharge low-income threshold amounts for individuals, families and individual taxpayers and families eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset; and increase the phase-in limits as a result of the increased threshold amounts; and the
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to delay the next intergenerational report from 2020 to mid-2021. Also grants a minister the power to determine a new sunset day for legislation that is due to sunset on or before 15 October 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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