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Assistance for Severely Affected Regions (Special Appropriation) (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Summary

Part of a package of eight bills to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purposes of making payments to support regions, industry sectors and communities in severely affected regions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23/03/20  
Second reading moved 23/03/20  
Second reading debate 23/03/20  
Second reading agreed to 23/03/20  
Consideration in detail debate 23/03/20  
Third reading agreed to 23/03/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/03/20  
Second reading moved 23/03/20  
Second reading debate 23/03/20  
Second reading agreed to 23/03/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/03/20  
Third reading agreed to 23/03/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 23/03/20  
Assent 24/03/20 Act no: 24 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Correction to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


    Proposed amendments

    Senate
    • Australian Greens [sheet 8907]
    FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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    • Australian Greens [sheet 8908]
    FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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    Schedules of amendments

    Bills Digest



    Notes
    • Considered by scrutiny committee (17/04/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 6 of 2020
    • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)