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The Treasury provides advice on Australia’s competition and consumer policy framework, social policy issues, health, housing, regulatory reform and labour market issues.

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  •  - Open11 days left to have your sayDraft Regulations

    The Government has released for public consultation exposure draft regulations to support Competition and Consumer Amendment (Gift Cards) Bill 2018 and an explanatory statement. The Bill mandates: three year minimum expiry dates for gift cards; requires gift cards to display expiry dates; and bans post-purchase fees. The regulations will implement a national scheme for the […]

  •  - Open29 days left to have your sayConsultation Paper

    The Australian and New Zealand Governments are jointly consulting on e-Invoicing governance arrangements as part of our common approach to progress e-Invoicing. Operational governance is required for the ongoing management of the e-Invoicing Interoperability Framework, to continue to drive adoption, and is essential to provide confidence and maintain the trust of users, participants, and their […]

  •  - Open730 days left to have your say

    Each year, Australian businesses process around 1.2 billion invoices.  Paper and email based invoicing is manually intensive and prone to human error resulting in increased processing costs and payment times for businesses. Electronic invoicing (or e‑Invoicing) is the direct, electronic exchange of invoices between suppliers’ and buyers’ financial systems. e‑Invoicing is a clear opportunity to […]

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