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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Bill 2021

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Amends: the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to: increase the producer offset for films that are not feature films released in cinemas to 30 per cent of total qualifying Australian production expenditure; increase the minimum qualifying Australian production expenditure threshold for claiming the producer offset and the post, digital and visual effects offset to $1 million; remove the 65 commercial hour cap on claiming qualifying Australian production expenditure for a drama series and seasons of a drama series; and create limitations on what a company can count as a films qualifying Australian production expenditure; 15 Acts to make amendments consequential on new debt restructuring and liquidation processes for eligible incorporated small businesses; and 16 Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make miscellaneous and technical amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24 Jun 2021
Second reading moved 24 Jun 2021
Second reading debate 10 Aug 2021
Second reading agreed to 10 Aug 2021
Third reading agreed to 10 Aug 2021
Introduced and read a first time 11 Aug 2021
Second reading moved 11 Aug 2021
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2021
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2021
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government and 5 Opposition agreed to
01 Dec 2021
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2021
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
01 Dec 2021
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2021
  • Act no: 127
  • Year: 2021
07 Dec 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


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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