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Coronavirus Economic Support and Recovery (No-one Left Behind) Bill 2020

Originating house
Before Senate
WATERS, Sen Larissa


The bill: creates the Coronavirus Economic Support and Recovery Fund to invest in the arts and entertainment, manufacturing, and the renewable energy and electricity transmission sectors; amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to expand eligibility for the COVID-19 supplement to recipients of the disability support payment and carer payment; Social Security Act 1991 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to expand eligibility of the JobSeeker payment to Australian resident temporary visa holders; and Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Act 2020 to establish rules for the JobKeeper scheme to: extend potential eligibility for the scheme to all casual employees, regardless of their period of employment, temporary visa holders, and intermittent workers with a demonstrated income history; include certain entities owned by overseas governments as eligible employers, and higher education providers as eligible employers; and enable prompt back payment of newly eligible employees and employers.

Progress of bill

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Introduced and read a first time 11/06/20  
Second reading moved 11/06/20  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

    Proposed amendments

    No proposed amendments have been circulated.

    Schedules of amendments

    Bills Digest

    • Considered by scrutiny committee (17/06/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2020