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.
It is understood that under paragraph 5 of Article 28 of the Convention a refusal to supply information held by a bank, other financial institution, nominee or person acting in an agency or a fiduciary capacity or information relating to ownership interests must be based on reasons unrelated to the person ' s status as a bank, other financial institution, nominee, agent or fiduciary, or the fact that the information relates to ownership interests. It is also understood that under paragraph 5 of Article 28 a Contracting State may decline to supply information relating to confidential communications between attorneys, solicitors or other admitted legal representatives in their role as such and their clients to the extent that the communications are protected from disclosure under the domestic law of that Contracting State.