Department of the Treasury (Australia)

Owning Institution

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14 May 2002

This is Australia’s first Intergenerational Report. The report provides a basis for considering the Commonwealth’s fiscal outlook over the long term, and identifying emerging issues associated with an ageing population.


This report focuses on Commonwealth programmes in health, social safety net...


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20 May 2016

The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 (the Charter) provides for the Secretary to the Treasury and the Secretary of the Department of Finance (the Secretaries) to release publicly a Pre‑election Economic and Fiscal Outlook report (PEFO) within 10 days of the issue of the...


19 May 2016

The Government has released the Final Report of the independent Review of Small Amount Credit Contracts (SACCs) for consultation. The Final Report made twenty-four recommendations relating to the SACC and consumer leasing laws.

The Government is also consulting on whether the recommendations relating to...

Working paper

18 Feb 2016

Despite the essential contribution of foreign investment to Australia’s economic growth and prosperity, the benefits of foreign investment are not well understood. This paper aims to provide further insights into foreign investment in Australia by examining the trends, the sources and the positive effects of...


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...

Discussion paper

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...

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