Matters of interest to the Senate


Senate standing order 23(4) requires the committee to scrutinise each instrument to determine whether the Senate's attention should be drawn to it on the ground that it raises significant issues, or otherwise gives rise to issues that are likely to be of interest to the Senate.

The table below lists the instruments that the committee has drawn to the Senate's attention under standing order 23(4) in 2020, with the exception of instruments specifying Commonwealth expenditure, which are listed here. It includes links to the Delegated legislation monitor in which the committee noted its decision to raise the matter with the Senate.

Instrument name Purpose Committee advised Monitor
Child Care Subsidy Amendment (Coronavirus Response Measures No. 7) Minister's Rules 2020 [F2020L01276]To extend the relaxation of the Child Care Subsidy activity test to help individuals impacted by COVID-19 to get back into their workforce participation activities, and to increase the cap on the appropriation in section 233 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 for payments under the Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant Opportunity program for the 2020-2021 financial year from $623 million to $949 million.Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19
1/21, p. 3
Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Alternative Decline in Turnover Test Amendment Rules 2020 [F2020L01295]To set out an additional alternative decline in turnover test to gain access to the JobKeeper payment where there is not an appropriate relevant comparison period in 2019.Senate Economics Legislation Committee

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19
1/21, p. 3
National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Responsible Lending Obligations) Regulations 2020 [F2020L01277]To make a targeted adjustment to the regulatory settings pertaining to the responsible lending obligations contained in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.Senate Economics Legislation Committee

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19
1/21, p. 4

About this committee

The Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation assesses delegated legislation against a set of scrutiny principles that focus on compliance with statutory requirements, the protection of individual rights and liberties, and principles of parliamentary oversight.

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