Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Accountability and Fairness) Bill 2023

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Parliament no

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Amends the: Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and Taxation Administration Act 1953: to expand the operation of the promoter penalty provisions; and enable the sharing of certain protected information; Taxation Administration Act 1953 to extend whistleblower protections to eligible whistleblowers who make disclosures to the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB); and reverse the burden of proof for certain claims of protection; Tax Agent Services Act 2009 in relation to the TPB Register and the TPB’s delegation powers; and Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987 to limit the proportion of petroleum resource rent tax assessable income that can be offset by deductions to 90 per cent.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16 Nov 2023
Second reading moved 16 Nov 2023
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2023
Referred to Federation Chamber 28 Nov 2023
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2023
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2023
Second reading debate 07 Dec 2023

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest


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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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