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A Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to COVID-19 disaster payments, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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Registered 16 Jun 2021
Introduced HR 16 Jun 2021
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2019‑2020‑2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

COVID‑19 Disaster Payment (Funding Arrangements) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to COVID‑19 disaster payments, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Appropriation                                                                                                       3

4............ Appropriation...................................................................................... 3

Part 3—Annual report                                                                                                        4

5............ Inclusion of information in National Recovery and Resilience Agency’s annual report           4

 


A Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to COVID‑19 disaster payments, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act is the COVID‑19 Disaster Payment (Funding Arrangements) Act 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2021; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act:

COVID‑19 disaster payment means a payment or grant of financial assistance covered by item 492 of the table in Part 4 of Schedule 1AB to the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Regulations 1997.

Part 2Appropriation

  

4  Appropriation

             (1)  The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated for the purposes of making COVID‑19 disaster payments.

             (2)  This section applies to COVID‑19 disaster payments made on or after the commencement of this section and before the end of 30 June 2022.

Part 3Annual report

  

5  Inclusion of information in National Recovery and Resilience Agency’s annual report

                   The Coordinator‑General of the National Recovery and Resilience Agency, when preparing that Agency’s annual report under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for the reporting period commencing on 1 July 2021, must include information in that report that relates to COVID‑19 disaster payments made in that period.