An early election? We could be stiffed, says Screen Producers Australia

Down to the wire on legislation it needs and fears, Screen Producers Australia tries to beat a feared election deadline
Cast of Five Bedrooms looking wholesome

We are deep in the last two sitting weeks of federal parliament, with the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Bill 2021 on the list to be put to the Senate. This has been years in the making, and contains the revamped Tax Rebate, which will raise the TV figure from 20% to 30%, while it cripples the low budget feature and feature documentary sector by raising the minimum spend threshold from $500,000 to $1 million.

The Bill has been through the House of Representatives, survived a Senate Review and now goes back to the Senate for ratification.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.