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Chris Bowen

Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

3 December 2007 - 8 June 2009

2009 Media Releases

2007 | 2008 | 2009

062 05/06/2009 Improving the Fairness and Integrity in the Tax System - Tightening the Non-Commercial Loan Rules: Public Consultation
061 05/06/2009 Employee Share Schemes - Consultation Paper
060 05/06/2009 The National Unfair Contract Terms Law
059 04/06/2009 New Safety Standard for Treadmills
058 03/06/2009 Board of Taxation to conduct two post implementation reviews
057 01/06/2009 Managed Investment Trusts: Discussion Paper On Capital Account Election
056 29/05/2009 Government Releases Findings of Review of Non-Forestry Managed Investment Schemes
055 24/05/2009 Employee Share Schemes
054 22/05/2009 Clarity in Pricing Reforms Commence on Monday
053 22/05/2009 Appointments to the Productivity Commission
052 15/05/2009 Productivity Commission Study into Public And Private Hospitals
051 14/05/2009 Improving the Integrity of Prescribed Private Funds - Exposure Draft Release
050 12/05/2009 Next Step Towards a National Product Safety Framework
049 12/05/2009 Next Major Steps to Promote Australia as a Regional Financial Hub
048 12/05/2009 Government Acts to Reduce Compliance Costs and Improve the Tax Law
047 12/05/2009 ATO Strategic Compliance Package
046 12/05/2009 Increased Funding for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
045 12/05/2009 Increase In the Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge Low-Income Thresholds
044 12/05/2009 Review of the Deductible Gift Recipient Registers
043 12/05/2009 Government's Interim Response to High Court's Decision in Word Investments Case
042 12/05/2009 Government Response to Board of Taxation Review Of GST Administration
041 12/05/2009 Offshore exploration incentive extended
040 11/05/2009 Deductibility of Gifts to Three Entities
039 11/05/2009 Consultation on National Unfair Contract Terms Provision
038 08/05/2009 Bowen Welcomes Outcomes from the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs
037 08/05/2009 Consumer Research & Advocacy
036 06/05/2009 Extension for Reporting of the Productivity Commission Reviews into Gambling and Parallel Importation of Books in Australia
035 06/05/2009 Creeping Acquisitions - the Way Forward
034 06/05/2009 Applications for Appointment to the New Tax Practitioners Board
033 28/04/2009 Release of Draft Legislation to Improve the Consolidation Regime
032 28/04/2009 Medical Indemnity Insurance: Sixth and Final Monitoring Report
031 22/04/2009 Government to Proceed with Term Subordinated Note Regulation
030 19/04/2009 Unfair Contract Terms to Come Under the Spotlight
029 09/04/2009 Government Tightens Reduced Fire Risk Cigarette Regulations
028 09/04/2009 Declaration of the 2009 Italian earthquake as a disaster
027 08/04/2009 Government Releases Producer Tax Offset Review
026 07/04/2009 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - Fuel Tax Adjustments
025 07/04/2009 Reforms to Streamline the National Access Regime
024 30/03/2009 ACCC Airport Monitoring Report 2007-08
023 27/03/2009 Declaration of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires as a Disaster
022 26/03/2009 Taxation of Financial Arrangements - Synthetic and Complex Arrangements
021 23/03/2009 Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia's Anti Dumping and Countervailing System
020 23/03/2009 Draft Code Brings National Unit Pricing Scheme One Step Closer
019 19/03/2009 Capital Gains Tax Relief for Compulsory Acquisitions of Part of a Main Residence
018 18/03/2009 Productivity Commission and Allan Fels to Examine Executive Remuneration
017 17/03/2009 Productivity Commission to Review the Contribution of the Not-For-Profit Sector
016 13/03/2009 Australian Government Welcomes Movements Towards Greater Transparency and Exchange of Information
015 13/03/2009 Government Moves to Consolidate the Taxation Secrecy and Disclosure Provisions
014 12/03/2009 Review of Statutory Warranties and Conditions
013 02/03/2009 Government Enhances Prudential Regulator's Supervisory and Enforcement Power
012 27/02/2009 Safety Standard on Portable Cots takes effect from Sunday
011 27/02/2009 Capital Gains Tax Relief for Transformation of Water Rights
010 24/02/2009 Donations to 2009 Victorian Bushfire Appeals
009 17/02/2009 Australian Consumers to Receive Protection from Unfair Contract Terms
008 12/02/2009 Forward Work Program for Tax Measures
007 12/02/2009 Exposure Draft Legislation to Facilitate Transition into the New Tax Agent Services Regime
006 11/02/2009 Australian Government's Risk Under the Terrorism Insurance Scheme Reduced Through Purchase of Retrocession
005 06/02/2009 GST and Incapacitated Entities
004 02/02/2009 New Safety Standard Limits Lead and Heavy Metals in Toys
003 30/01/2009 Australia and the Isle of Man conclude tax cooperation agreements
002 08/01/2009 Government consultation on the Meaning of 'Understanding' under the Trade Practices Act 1974
001 08/01/2009 Australian Consumers to save with Unit Pricing