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Chris Bowen

Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

3 December 2007 - 8 June 2009

Media Release of 28/04/2009

NO.033

Release of Draft Legislation to Improve the Consolidation Regime

The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Chris Bowen MP, today released exposure draft legislation and associated explanatory material to improve the income tax consolidation regime.

The exposure draft legislation implements the majority of the changes announced in the 2008-09 Budget to enhance the operation of the consolidation regime and improve interactions with other parts of the law.

The Government values the input provided by interested parties through consultation and is seeking submissions on the exposure draft legislation and explanatory material.

Copies of the consultation materials are available from the Treasury website (www.treasury.gov.au).

Written comments on the consultation materials should be sent by 25 May 2009 and can be submitted by mail, facsimile or email to:

The Manager
Company Tax Unit
Business Tax Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES ACT 2601

Fax: 02 6263 4466

Email: consolidation@treasury.gov.au