Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Tax Transparency in Procurement and Grants) Bill 2019

September 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-106-3

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Chapter 1—Introduction and background

  Purpose of the bill
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Provisions of the bill
  Background to the bill

Chapter 2—Key Issues

  Key issues
  Committee view

Additional comments - Australian Labor Party

Dissenting report - Senator Rex Patrick : Too Taxing for Officials

Appendix 1—Submissions

Appendix 2—Public Hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846

About this inquiry

The bill proposes amendments to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 to reform the Commonwealth Procurement Rules to place greater knowledge and transparency arrangements on government agencies entering into contracts with companies that are, or have related entities, domiciled in recognised tax havens. The bill would also introduce similar measures into the arrangements for the provision of grants by Commonwealth entities.

Past Public Hearings

05 Aug 2020: Canberra