AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) has modified the application of this tax treaty. A synthesised text of the MLI and this tax treaty is available to facilitate the understanding of how the MLI modifies this tax treaty.
With reference to Article 12 (Royalties), the Contracting States agree that:
(a) the term " royalties " shall not include payments for the use of spectrum licences. The provisions of Article 7 of the Convention shall apply to such payments; and
(b) nothing in the Convention shall have the effect of subjecting to tax in a Contracting State any royalties paid by a resident of that State to a resident of the other State where the payer has outside both Contracting States a permanent establishment in connection with which the liability to pay the royalties was incurred, and the royalties are borne by the permanent establishment.