Department of the Treasury (Australia)

Owning Institution

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29 Jan 2016

This report lists 290 tax expenditures and, where possible, provides an estimate of the dollar value or order of magnitude of the benefit to taxpayers.

Introduction A tax expenditure arises where the actual tax treatment of an activity or class of taxpayer differs...

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11 Dec 2015

The Final Report of the Competition Policy Review (the Harper Review) made 56 recommendations on Australia’s competition framework spanning most sectors of the economy and with implications for all levels of government.

On 24 November 2015 the Australian Government released its response to all...


4 Dec 2015

The Australian Government commissioned an independent review to consider the capabilities of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The review is a forward-looking, whole-of-agency exercise that assesses ASIC’s ability to meet its current and future objectives and challenges. It is not a performance review....


24 Nov 2015

The Government has released its response to the Competition Policy Review ('the Harper Review').

The Government asked Professor Ian Harper and an expert panel to undertake an independent 'root and branch' review of competition policy. This was the first comprehensive review of Australia's competition...

Discussion paper

28 Aug 2015

On 7 December 2014, the Government released the Final Report of the Financial System Inquiry, an inquiry which sets out a 'blueprint' for Australia's financial system over the coming decades.

The Financial System Inquiry for Australia's current regulatory architecture has many strong characteristics, and...

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1 Jun 2017

This paper outlines a methodology for forecasting the components of household final consumption expenditure, which is necessary in order to forecast revenue collections from a number of different taxes.


29 May 2017

This report reviews both the minimum withdrawal amounts for account-based pensions and the regulatory barriers currently restricting ‘the availability of relevant and appropriate income stream products in the Australian market’.


25 May 2017

This guide outlines the support, programmes and advice the Australian Government and its agencies provide for small business.


9 May 2017

The Black Economy Taskforce has been established to develop an innovative, forward-looking, whole-of-government policy response to combat the black economy in Australia, recognising that these issues cannot be tackled by traditional tax enforcement measures alone.

The black economy refers to people who operate entirely...


28 Apr 2017

When announcing the review on 30 November 2016, the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison said, ‘We will ensure that the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) provides an equitable return to the Australian community from the recovery of petroleum resources without discouraging investment in exploration and...

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