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Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Introduced with the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Bill 2020, Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2019-2020 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2019-2020 to respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the bill establishes a framework for the Treasurer to make rules which provide for the Commissioner of Taxation to make coronavirus economic response payments to eligible entities for the period from 1 March to 31 December 2020.

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 08/04/20  
Second reading moved 08/04/20  
Second reading debate 08/04/20  
Second reading agreed to 08/04/20  
Consideration in detail debate 08/04/20  
Third reading agreed to 08/04/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/04/20  
Second reading moved 08/04/20  
Second reading debate 08/04/20  
Second reading agreed to 08/04/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/04/20  
Third reading agreed to 08/04/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 08/04/20  
Assent 09/04/20 Act no: 37 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BURKE, Tony, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8942]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8941]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8936]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8935]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8948]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8934]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8930]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Centre Alliance [sheet 8932]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Centre Alliance [sheet 8944]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (13/05/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 7 of 2020
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)