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.
The Contracting States agree that the two Governments shall consult each other at intervals of not more than five years regarding the terms, operation and application of the Convention with a view to ensuring that it continues to serve the purposes of avoiding double taxation and preventing fiscal evasion. The first such consultation shall take place no later than the end of the fifth year after the entry into force of the Convention.
If the foregoing proposals are acceptable to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Department has the honour to propose that the present Note and the High Commission ' s confirmatory Note in reply shall constitute an Agreement on certain matters between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Australia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains, which shall enter into force at the same time as the entry into force of the Convention.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the British High Commission to Australia the assurances of its highest consideration. "