Business enterprises

Report

Inquiry into access to free trade agreements by small and medium enterprises
18 Feb 2019

This report urges the Australian government to continue including specific small and medium enterprises (SMEs) chapters in trade agreements, as well as introducing a focus on e-commerce in future free trade agreements.

Report

14 Feb 2019

This joint Australian and New Zealand report looks at the broad challenges and opportunities created by the digital economy and at what institutional and regulatory settings by the Australian and New Zealand Governments would be most effective.

Briefing paper

23 Jan 2019

Some proponents of leaving the EU have argued that, freed from the constraints of EU rules on state aid, the United Kingdom would have more flexibility to embark on an active industrial policy; opponents have countered that this overstates the stringency of the rules. This...

Report

13 Dec 2018

This report outlines how Australia’s anti-tax avoidance regime could be further strengthened to ensure that multinationals – particularly those profiting of Australia’s finite nature resources – can no longer avoid their tax obligations with impunity.

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report provides information on the establishment and conduct of the policy and process inquiry, and key objectives of the Deregulation Agenda. It also examines some of the information presented to the committee, before presenting the committee's findings and recommendations.

Guide

7 Nov 2018

After assisting many clients to migrate to New Zealand and invest here, PwC has consolidated their experience into an easy to use guide that provides an overview of New Zealand’s economic, social and regulatory landscape.

Report

30 Oct 2018

This economic analysis measures Rio Tinto's total contribution to Australia's economy, revealing how additional jobs created and goods and services purchased from suppliers have a flow-on effect that benefits Australians.

Working paper

30 Oct 2018

The recent decision by the Full Federal Court in Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation [2017] FCAFC 62 is a watershed, not only in Australia but internationally. It provides important insights into how the arm’s length principle takes account of the economic,...

Working paper

26 Oct 2018

This paper explores some of the key factors that are impacting on Indigenous business development, including issues about the economics of discrimination and remoteness. The paper also outlines policy implications that arise from the analysis.

Report

22 Oct 2018

New analysis of ATO data has found unpaid super is getting worse, not better, with 2.98 million Australians being short-changed $5.9 billion in super entitlements in 2015-16.

Discussion paper

17 Oct 2018

This paper provides information about the trans-Tasman electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) collaboration and seeks feedback from key stakeholders on early thinking about operational governance options for e-invoicing arrangements. The feedback received will inform the further development of options and related advice to the Australian and New...

Working paper

1 Oct 2018

This paper addresses two questions: what characteristics are associated with entrepreneurship (starting a self-employed business); and which sorts of entrepreneurs are more successful (create jobs)?

Report

28 Aug 2018

This report provides a cost-benefit analysis of establishing a pharmacy council in Queensland. The report was commissioned following a request from the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This audit is a global first that explains what "diverse thinking" really means for governance, how to increase diverse thinking , the predictors of diverse thinking beyond gender and ethnicity, and how to create a diverse thinking boardroom culture and governance practice.

Report

15 Aug 2018

This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on occupational licensing (licensing inquiry).

Discussion paper

20 Jul 2018

The ABN system was originally introduced in 2000 to provide a unique identifier for businesses to use when dealing with government, and to support the introduction and administration of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, the value and meaning of an ABN within the...

Audio

18 Jul 2018

In a deal that confirms the financial viability of published newspapers remains pressured, Fairfax Media and News Corporation Australia have agreed to share their printing sites.

Report

Report from the Connect and Engage small business consultation program
6 Jul 2018

This project was designed to identify ways in which the Fair Work Commission’s guides, resources and services could be improved to meet the needs of the small business community, within the scope of the current legislative framework.

Discussion paper

19 Jun 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released this discussion document seeking feedback on what requirements there should be on New Zealand companies and limited partnerships to hold and disclose information about their beneficial owners.

Report

18 Jun 2018

This report’s recommendations provide the Australian government with an opportunity to strengthen its work with respect to Antarctica and build on already impressive foundations.

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