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Business and industry

The Treasury advises the government across a range of industry policies that contribute to higher productivity and a more diverse economy. Our analysis and advice is informed through consultation and ongoing engagement with the broadest range of stakeholders, including government, peak organisations, business, academia and the broader community. With offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and a small pilot office in Perth our staff engage closely with business and industry to better understand the issues and challenges they face.


  •  - Open16 days left to have your sayConsultation Paper

    In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that it will consult stakeholders on the best way to strengthen and modernise the Australian Business Number (ABN) system. Action to reform the ABN system responds to Black Economy Taskforce findings (see Final Report) that participants in the black economy are using the ABN system to facilitate their […]

  •  - Open2 days left to have your sayDiscussion Paper

    In August 2017 the Australian Government released a discussion paper on Modernising Business Registers to seek feedback from a broad range of stakeholder groups on their experience in using business registry services. Treasury received 30 submissions from a range of stakeholder groups during the consultation process. This stakeholder feedback helped us to define the problem […]

  •  - Open19 days left to have your sayDiscussion Paper

    The Government considers the current framework for taxing alcohol is serving Australia well, and has no plans to make wholesale changes to existing arrangements. However, the Government has identified some anomalies that undermine the integrity of the alcohol tax system. These anomalies arise due to definitional issues under the wine equalisation tax (WET), and concessional […]

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