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Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Waiver of Debt and Act of Grace Payments) Bill 2019

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
GALLAGHER, Sen Katy
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 to require the Department of Finance to state in its annual report the number of waivers of debt granted and act of grace payments made, and the total dollar amount of debt waived and act of grace payments made.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2019
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2019
Second reading debate 15 Jun 2020

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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