INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997

CHAPTER 2 - LIABILITY RULES OF GENERAL APPLICATION  

PART 2-5 - RULES ABOUT DEDUCTIBILITY OF PARTICULAR KINDS OF AMOUNTS  

Division 30 - Gifts or contributions  

Subdivision 30-DA - Donations to political parties and independent candidates and members  

Operative provisions

SECTION 30-245   When an individual is an independent member  

30-245(1)  
An individual is an independent member of the Commonwealth Parliament, a State Parliament, the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory or the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory if the individual:


(a) is a member of that Parliament or Legislative Assembly; and


(b) the individual is not a member of a political party that is registered under Part XI of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 or under corresponding State or Territory legislation.

30-245(2)  
An individual who becomes a member as a result of an election (including an election that is later declared void) is taken to start being a member of the Parliament or Legislative Assembly when the individual ' s election as a member is declared or otherwise publicly announced by an entity authorised under the relevant electoral legislation.


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