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Helen Coonan

Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer

26 November 2001 - 17 July 2004

2003 Media Releases

2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004

121 18/12/2003 Labor Obstructing Moves to Help Doctors
120 18/12/2003 Government Moves to Close Super Loophole
119 15/12/2003 Gifts to the Bowral Vietnam Memorial Walk Trust
118 12/12/2003 Super Co-contribution Regulations Open for Public Comment
117 05/12/2003 Crackdown on Promoters of Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion Schemes
116 04/12/2003 Consolidation: Greater Flexibility Given
115 04/12/2003 More Time to Finalise Asset Financing Reforms
114 03/12/2003 More Opposition for Opposition's sake from Labor
113 02/12/2003 Labor Out of Step on Tort Reform
112 02/12/2003 More Certainty for Venture Capital Incorporated Limited Partnerships
111 28/11/2003 Labor Proves it is Anti-Business and Bad for the Economy
110 27/11/2003 Safer Super for all Australian Workers
109 21/11/2003 GST and Long-Term Non-Reviewable Contracts
108 21/11/2003 Remission of General Interest Charge for Disputed Tax Debts to be Investigated
107 21/11/2003 Commodity Hedging Taxation Reform
106 20/11/2003 Press Release -Labor Prescribes Regulatory Overkill For Super
105 18/11/2003 Review of the Insurance Contracts Act Report on Section 54
104 13/11/2003 Labor Pilfers Government Super Policies
103 10/11/2003 UMP/AMIL to Exit Provisional Liquidation
102 10/11/2003 Government Assistance for Bali Memorial
101 06/11/2003 Public to have a Say on Australian Tax Treaty Negotiations
100 28/10/2003 Advantages of Super Deal Available to All
099 27/10/2003 Government Secures Super Boon for Australian Workers
098 24/10/2003 Australia-Malaysia Double Taxation Agreement Amended
097 16/10/2003 Capital Gains Tax Changes to Benefit Investors, Small Business and Charities
096 13/10/2003 Draft Superannuation Splitting Regulations Released
095 13/10/2003 Taxation of Financial Arrangements - More time to make elections
094 09/10/2003 A Superannuation Hat-Trick
093 01/10/2003 Paying for Doctors' Past Mistakes?
092 30/09/2003 Government Announces Tax Changes for Overseas Super
091 22/09/2003 Labor Split on Helping Low Income Earners
090 19/09/2003 Gifts to Crime Stoppers South Australia Inc Tax Deductible
089 18/09/2003 Labor Votes Against Workers' Rights
088 11/09/2003 More Tax Certainty for Medical Defence Organisations
087 10/09/2003 Review of the Insurance Contracts Act
086 09/09/2003 The Hole in Senator Sherry's Logic
085 07/09/2003 Landmark Agreement Delivers Super Benefits
084 28/08/2003 Trans-Tasman Tax Reform Realised
083 22/08/2003 Minister Calls for an End to the Obstructionist Senate
082 21/08/2003 HIH Support Scheme Closes in Six Months
081 20/08/2003 Gifts to Country Education Foundation of Australia Ltd
080 15/08/2003 Refundable Tax Offset for Large Scale Films
079 07/08/2003 Long-term Care Scheme Still Firmly on the Agenda
078 06/08/2003 Professions win National Scheme
077 05/08/2003 Ministers to meet in Adelaide on Insurance Issues
076 04/08/2003 ACCC Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance Monitoring Report
075 04/08/2003 Minister welcomes David Vos as inaugural Inspector-General of Taxation - Photo
074 03/08/2003 Inspector-General of Taxation to be announced tomorrow
073 01/08/2003 Medical Indemnity – Final Details of the Incurred but not Reported (IBNR) Indemnity Contribution
072 31/07/2003 Portability of Superannuation Benefits - Making of Regulations
071 26/07/2003 Study exaggerates Australia's black economy
070 18/07/2003 High Court Decision: Changes to Negligence Laws Already Under Way
069 01/07/2003 "Four Corners" Program on Tax Office
068 30/06/2003 Safer medical indemnity system starts tomorrow
067 30/06/2003 Consolidation brings in a new era in company taxation
066 27/06/2003 Democrats must come to the party on Super
065 27/06/2003 Boost for Trans-Tasman Investment
064 27/06/2003 Pension and Annuity Regulations Deferred until October
063 26/06/2003 Macklin: Labor's "Jenny on the Spot" When it Comes to Medical Indemnity
062 26/06/2003 Taxation of Infrastructure Financing Bill Released for Comment
061 25/06/2003 Labor Should Remove the Yoke from Australian Workers' Nest-Eggs
060 20/06/2003 Deductibility of Gifts to the Constitution Education Fund
059 20/06/2003 Government Responds To Productivity Commission Report On Superannuation Legislation
058 19/06/2003 Departing Residents Accessing Superannuation
057 17/06/2003 Senate Obstructs Bill to Encourage Overseas Workers
056 17/06/2003 Eligibility Rules For Farm Management Deposits Scheme
055 17/06/2003 Reappointments To Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
054 13/06/2003 Newcastle Stock Exchange Gains Foreign Investment Fund Listing Approval
053 10/06/2003 Drug Dealer's Taxation Deductions
052 06/06/2003 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Charge - GST Concerns
051 06/06/2003 Medical Indemnity - Threshold for the Blue Sky Scheme
050 05/06/2003 Deductibility of Gifts to the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation
049 04/06/2003 Review of Compensation Arrangements for Super Funds
048 04/06/2003 Deductibility of Gifts to Crime Stoppers Australia Limited
047 30/05/2003 Financial Sector Levies for 2003-04
046 30/05/2003 Taxation of Capital Protected Products
045 30/05/2003 Release of Draft Legislation on Superannuation Safety
044 29/05/2003 Taxation of Financial Arrangements
043 27/05/2003 Minister Releases Draft Superannuation Regulations
042 27/05/2003 Government Committed to Surcharge Reduction
041 25/05/2003 HIH Assistance - Commonwealth Offer on Council Claims
040 25/05/2003 Revitalising Superannuation
039 23/05/2003 Medical Indemnity Package Finalised
038 21/05/2003 Calmer Waters for Charter Boat Industry
037 13/05/2003 Tax Exemption for Second World War Compensation Payments
036 13/05/2003 Simplified Tax System - Entry for Eligible Retail Fuel Outlets
035 13/05/2003 Increase in Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Funding
034 13/05/2003 Medical Indemnity - Monitoring of Insurance Premiums
033 08/05/2003 Federal Government is closing the gap between Pension age and Superannuation access age
032 02/05/2003 Progress of Government Action to Strengthen Laws to Prevent Tax Abuse
031 30/04/2003 Deductibility of Gifts Supporting Fulbright Awards
030 30/04/2003 Australia-Vietnam Double Taxation Agreement
029 17/04/2003 Australia Keen to Ensure Visitors get their Super Money
028 17/04/2003 Tax Extension for Indigenous Artists
027 09/04/2003 Extensions to the GST Grouping Rules for Partnerships and Trusts
026 08/04/2003 Taxation of Foreign Hybrids
025 04/04/2003 Commonwealth to Amend Trade Practices Act
024 03/04/2003 Ministers Meet On Public Liability In Perth
023 03/04/2003 Ministerial Meeting On Public Liability Insurance
022 31/03/2003 Study into Retirement Cover for Doctors
021 31/03/2003 Fringe Benefits Tax - Realigning Depreciation Rates for Cars
020 31/03/2003 Minister Welcomes Passage of Inspector-General of Taxation Bill
019 27/03/2003 Consolidation - Corporate Unit Trusts and Public Trading Trusts
018 24/03/2003 New Medical Indemnity Framework Requires MDOs to Offer Retirement Cover
017 21/03/2003 Reform of Blackholes and Rights
016 12/03/2003 Government Sticks to Election Promises
015 12/03/2003 Talking Tax at the National Press Club
014 06/03/2003 Consolidation Legislation Passed
013 04/03/2003 Roll-over Relief for Simplified Tax System Partnerships
012 04/03/2003 Clarification on Tax Treatment of Instruments Issued by Financial Institutions
011 24/02/2003 States and Territories are Key to Reducing Household Insurance Costs
010 21/02/2003 Capital Gains Tax Roll-Over For Financial Services Reform
009 21/02/2003 Easing Pressure On Professional Indemnity Insurance
008 20/02/2003 Tax Incentives for Conservation Extended
007 05/02/2003 Sherry can't have it both ways
006 05/02/2003 Government Responds to High Court Surcharge Decision
005 29/01/2003 Automatic Tax Deductions Make Giving Easy
004 23/01/2003 Gifts to Crime Stoppers Queensland Limited Tax Deductible
003 22/01/2003 Claims Management Benchmarking Report Released
002 21/01/2003 Australia-Canada Double Taxation Convention Amended
001 20/01/2003 Minister Briefed on Canberra Bushfire Crisis