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Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Introduced with the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) 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 amends: the Fair Work Act 2009 to temporarily enable employers to issue JobKeeper enabling directions; eight Acts to makes amendments consequential on the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Act 2020; the Guarantee of Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act 2020 to ensure that certain categories of smaller non-authorised deposit-taking institutions will fall within the definition of ‘financial institution’; the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 to: modify how child care subsidy (CCS) entitlements are reviewed when an individual, who is a member of a couple for some but not all of the CCS fortnights in an income year, meets the CCS reconciliation conditions; and provide that payments of Additional Child Care Subsidy and funding agreements for certain grant programs occur under the existing standing appropriation; and the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to allow, until 30 June 2023, the disclosure of de-identified protected information to the Treasury for the purposes of policy development and analysis in relation to the coronavirus. Also: provides a temporary mechanism for ministers to change arrangements for meeting information and documentary requirements under Commonwealth legislation; and allows the Veterans’ Minister to: increase, by legislative instrument, the amount paid to a person receiving a payment under the veterans’ law by the amount of the coronavirus supplement, and vary the qualifications and eligibility for payments by legislative instrument.

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: 38 - 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

    Senate
    • Australian Greens [sheet 8933]
    WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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    • Australian Greens [sheet 8946]
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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    • Australian Greens [sheet 8943]
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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    • Australian Greens [sheet 8937]
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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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)