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Mark Arbib

Assistant Treasurer

14 December 2011 - 5 March 2012

Ministerial Responsibilities within the Treasury Portfolio

Assistant Treasurer

Assists the Treasurer in the development, implementation and administration of policies in the following areas:


  • Design of taxation law as delegated by the Treasurer.
  • Administration of taxation laws and administrative matters relating to the Australian Taxation Office.
  • Taxation proposals in relation to compliance.
  • Taxation and regulation of the not-for-profit sector (including administrative issues relating to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission).

Foreign investment

  • Dealing with individual cases other than major and/or sensitive cases.
  • Oversight of the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).


  • Representational duties, correspondence and administrative matters in general portfolio matters as referred by the Treasurer.
  • Represent the Treasurer in Senate Estimates in relation to taxation matters.
  • The Housing Loans Insurance Corporation (HLIC).
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
  • The Royal Australian Mint including currency and coinage.
  • The Board of Taxation.
  • Productivity Commission (PC).