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Australian residents with shares in a publicly listed general insurance company can get this exemption if the following requirements are satisfied.
Shares you hold in the company must be of a class listed on any stock market of a stock exchange approved in regulation 152N, Schedule 12 of the Regulations. See Appendix 1: Approved stock exchanges for more information.
The class of shares you hold in the company must be widely held and actively traded on a regular basis on a stock market of an approved stock exchange during the period in which the exemption applies.
- Authorised to carry on general insurance business
The general insurance company must be authorised under the law of its place of residence to carry on general insurance business. This requirement ensures that the company meets regulatory requirements for general insurance businesses in its country of residence.
- Principally engaged in general insurance business
The general insurance company must also be principally engaged in the active carrying on of general insurance business during the period in which the exemption applies. [section 509]
Last modified: 27 May 2005QC 17512