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Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Part of a package of four bills in relation to tax arrangements for working holiday makers, the bill amends the: Migration Regulations 1994 to reduce the working holiday maker visa application charge from $440 to $390; A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to require employers of working holiday makers to register with the Commissioner of Taxation, enabling them to withhold tax at applicable income tax rates; and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to enable the Commissioner to disclose certain information to the Fair Work Ombudsman; and require the Commissioner to provide the Treasurer, for presentation to the Parliament, an annual report on working holiday makers which includes statistics and information derived from the working holiday maker employer register.

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 12/10/16  
Second reading moved 12/10/16  
Second reading debate 17/10/16  
Second reading agreed to 17/10/16  
Third reading agreed to 17/10/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/11/16  
Second reading moved 07/11/16  
Second reading debate 23/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 23/11/16  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 24/11/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 24/11/16  
Assent 02/12/16 Act no: 89 - Year: 2016
     

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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (13/10/2016): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (09/11/2016)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)