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

Originating house
House of Representatives
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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 May 2021
Second reading moved 26 May 2021
Second reading debate 17 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 17 Jun 2021
Introduced and read a first time 21 Jun 2021
Second reading moved 21 Jun 2021
Second reading debate 24 Jun 2021
Second reading agreed to 24 Jun 2021
Third reading agreed to 24 Jun 2021
Finally passed both Houses 24 Jun 2021
  • Act no: 72
  • Year: 2021
30 Jun 2021

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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