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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021

Originating house
House of Representatives


Amends the: Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 to provide employers with an exemption from fringe benefits tax if they provide training or education to a redundant, or soon to be redundant, employee for the purpose of assisting that employee to gain new employment; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: extend the operation of the junior minerals exploration incentive for a further four years; and include a reporting requirement for mineral exploration companies where no exploration investment has occurred to enable unused exploration credits to be identified earlier and reallocated; Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Act 2018 to make consequential amendments; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 to provide a capital gains tax exemption for granny flat arrangements where there is a formal written agreement in place; Corporations Act 2001 and National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 to provide that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission is not prohibited from making a product intervention order that has conditions relating to fees, charges or other consideration payable by a retail client or consumer in relation to a financial or credit product; International Tax Agreements Act 1953 to disregard days spent in Australia due to COVID-19 by New Zealand sportspersons on teams participating in cross-border competitions and their support staff in determining whether income derived from such competitions is taxable in Australia; and Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Act 2020 to retain the low and middle income tax offset for the 2021-22 financial year.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/05/21  
Second reading moved 26/05/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Introduced and read a first time 21/06/21  
Second reading moved 21/06/21  
Second reading debate 24/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 24/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 24/06/21  
Finally passed both Houses 24/06/21  
Assent 30/06/21 Act no: 72 - Year: 2021

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

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