Department of the Treasury (Australia)

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19 May 2011

This government policy document states that the budget will get back to surplus in 2012-13 as planned, get more people into jobs and spread the opportunities from Mining Boom Mark II to more Australians.

Key elements include:

Taking the tough decisions necessary to...

Discussion paper

8 Jan 2011

As part of the scoping study for a national not-for-profit regulator, this paper seeks comment from stakeholders on the goals of national regulation, the scope of national regulation and the functions and form of a national regulator.

This paper seeks initial views in relation...

Research report

30 Dec 2010

Australia has a progressive personal income tax schedule with a seemingly simple five rate structure (including a zero rate), but overlaying the statutory tax schedule are more than 40 offsets designed to reduce tax liability for certain taxpayers.

These offsets add complexity to the...

Research report

14 Dec 2010

This report outlines the federal government's proposed banking reforms to promote competition and assist consumers.

To empower consumers, the government plans to:

• Ban exit fees outright on new home loans from 1 July 2011 • Boost consumer flexibility to transfer deposits and...

Research report

22 Nov 2010

The Government announced its intention to review the operation of the anti-avoidance provisions in the income tax law in the 2009‑10 Budget.

"Tax avoidance poses a threat to the integrity of the tax system. It involves the exploitation of structural loopholes in...

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