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Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2017

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Introduced with the Diverted Profits Tax Bill 2017, the bill amends: five Acts to provide for a diverted profits tax from 1 July 2017 to ensure that significant global entities are not able to avoid their tax obligations by diverting profits generated in Australia offshore; the Taxation Administration Act 1953 to increase the administrative penalties that can be imposed by the Commissioner of Taxation on significant global entities for breaching their tax reporting obligations; and the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to update the reference to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) transfer pricing guidelines in Australia’s cross-border transfer pricing rules to include the 2016 OECD amendments to the guidelines.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09 Feb 2017
Second reading moved 09 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 21 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 21 Mar 2017
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
21 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 21 Mar 2017
Introduced and read a first time 23 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 23 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 27 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 27 Mar 2017
Committee of the Whole debate 27 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 27 Mar 2017
Finally passed both Houses 27 Mar 2017
  • Act no: 27
  • Year: 2017
04 Apr 2017

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives


Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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