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Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 3) Bill 2020

Originating house
House of Representatives


Amends the: International Monetary Agreements Act 1947 to: enable Australia to enter into loan agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF); enable Australia to meet its funding obligations under any such agreements, as well as under the existing New Arrangements to Borrow with the IMF; and enable Australia to continue to enter into agreements with other countries to provide them with financial assistance in support of a program of the IMF; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to update the list of deductible gift recipients to include three new entities; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to: extend the $150 000 instant asset write-off for a further six months until 31 December 2020; and adjust the criteria for access to the instant asset write-off for businesses that have adopted a substituted accounting period; Taxation Administration Act 1953 to reduce the gross domestic product adjustment factor for the 2020-21 financial year to nil; and Boosting Cash Flow for Employers (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act 2020 to clarify that the payments for which an entity can receive a cash flow boost payment include amounts that are subject to withholding under the special withholding obligations applying to certain personal service income payments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/06/20  
Second reading moved 12/06/20  
Second reading debate 18/06/20  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/20  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/20  
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/20  
Second reading moved 18/06/20  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/20  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/20  
Finally passed both Houses 18/06/20  
Assent 19/06/20 Act no: 61 - Year: 2020

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


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
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (