Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 6) Bill 2020

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House of Representatives
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Amends: the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to: provide an alternative mechanism to the existing test for working out if the $5 billion threshold applies to qualify for the temporary full expensing concession; enable entities to opt out of temporary full expensing and the backing business investment incentives on an asset-by-asset basis; and make a minor clarification to the operation of the temporary loss carry back provisions; the Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to make a minor technical correction; the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to: reallocate the responsibility for conducting sectoral assessments and making consumer data rules; and make miscellaneous amendments in relation to the consumer data right regime; the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 to provide that an entity is not a basic religious charity if the entity has been identified as being responsible for past institutional child sexual abuse and it has not participated in the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse; and 17 Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make minor and technical amendments. Also repeals 18 Acts in the Treasury portfolio.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 08 Dec 2020
Second reading agreed to 08 Dec 2020
Third reading agreed to 08 Dec 2020
Introduced and read a first time 09 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 09 Dec 2020
Second reading agreed to 10 Dec 2020
Third reading agreed to 10 Dec 2020
Finally passed both Houses 10 Dec 2020
  • Act no: 141
  • Year: 2020
17 Dec 2020

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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