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Peter Costello

Treasurer

11 March 1996 - 3 December 2007

2006 Media Releases

1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007

144 22/12/2006 Treasurer Announces National Competition Council Appointments
143 22/12/2006 Commencement Of Trade Practices Act Reforms
142 21/12/2006 Labor Caught Out Over AWB
141 20/12/2006 2006-07 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
139 18/12/2006 Board Of Taxation Appointments
138 19/12/2006 Standard Business Reporting
137 15/12/2006 Mr John Paterson Appointed as a Member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians
136 14/12/2006 Qantas Offer
135 13/12/2006 Appointment of Australian Statistician
134 12/12/2006 International Company Tax Comparisons
133 11/12/2006 Productivity Commission Inquiry into Australia's Consumer Policy Framework
132 13/12/2006 Payments System Board - Appointment of Mr Robert McLean
131 07/12/2006 Simplified Superannuation Legislation Introduced into Parliament
130 06/12/2006 National Accounts – September Quarter 2006
129 28/11/2006 OECD Sees a Strengthening Australian Economy
128 23/11/2006 Abolition of Domestic Sugar Levy
127 22/11/2006 Appointment of Mr Tony DAloisio as a member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
126 20/11/2006 New Australia-Finland Taxation Treaty Signed
125 19/11/2006 G-20 Meeting: Melbourne, 18-19 November 2006
124 17/11/2006 Strengthening Economic Ties With Japan
123 13/11/2006 Making Tax Compliance Easier for Small Business - The New Small Business Framework
122 09/11/2006 Foreign Investment: Brambles Industries Limited
121 09/11/2006 James Hardie Must Now Fulfil Obligations to Asbestos Victims
120 03/11/2006 Revised ABS Government Financial Estimates 2006-07
119 03/11/2006 Nomination of Australian Director to the Asian Development Bank, Manila
118 30/10/2006 Government Delivers Cleaner Diesel Standards
117 25/10/2006 Consumer Price Index - September Quarter
116 25/10/2006 $125M Towards a Lower Emission Future
115 24/10/2006 IMF Finds Australian Financial Sector Mature and Strong
114 24/10/2006 IMF Commends Australia's "Sound Macroeconomic Environment"
113 19/10/2006 Small Business Win on Trade Practices Act Reform
112 17/10/2006 Trade Practices Act Reform
111 12/10/2006 Foreign Investment Proposal: Thales Australia Holdings Pty Limited Acquisition of Remaining 50 Per Cent Interest in Adi Limited
110 12/10/2006 OECD Revenue Statistics 2006 Edition
109 10/10/2006 Board of Taxation Reviews
108 05/10/2006 Appointment of Member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
107 29/09/2006 2005-06 Final Budget Outcome
106 29/09/2006 Transfer of 2005-06 Budget Surplus to The Future Fund
105 29/09/2006 School Trade Fair Teaches Students about Financial Literacy
104 21/09/2006 Number of Births Soars
103 18/09/2006 ASIC Chairman Appointed as Chair of International Audit Regulators Forum
102 18/09/2006 Third Statement on the Conduct of Monetary Policy
101 15/09/2006 Terrorism Insurance Act Review: 2006
100 14/09/2006 2007-08 Pre-Budget Submissions
099 12/09/2006 Australias Upfront Payment Under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
098 11/09/2006 South Africa - Australia Joint Economic Research
097 10/09/2006 Matie Community Service Primary Health Care Program
096 08/09/2006 Treasurer Invites APEC Finance Ministers to Australia
095 07/09/2006 Amendment to Takeovers Law
094 06/09/2006 National Accounts June Quarter 2006
093 05/09/2006 Simplified Superannuation - Final Decisions
092 01/09/2006 Meetings in Vietnam, South Africa and Singapore
091 17/08/2006 Wickenby Information Sharing and Broader Tax Secrecy Review
090 15/08/2006 Simpler GST Calculations for Eligible Restaurants, Cafes and Caterers
089 15/08/2006 Reducing Business Reporting Costs
088 15/08/2006 Report of the Taskforce on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Business Final Government Response
087 14/08/2006 State Debt: RBA Concerns
086 11/08/2006 Productivity Commission to Promote Regulatory Reform by Developing Cross-jurisdictional Benchmarking Indicators
085 10/08/2006 The Unemployment Rate Falls to a 30-Year Low
084 09/08/2006 Completion of Consultation on the Governments Plan to Simplify and Streamline Superannuation
083 09/08/2006 Ministers Welcome Trans-Tasman Financial Reporting Initiatives
082 08/08/2006 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to Monitor Ethanol Blended Fuel (E10) Prices
081 04/08/2006 Government Response to Productivity Commission Report Review of Part X of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (International Liner Cargo Shipping)
080 03/08/2006 Alfred Deakin Institute to be Established at Deakin University
079 01/08/2006 Appointment of Mr Glenn Stevens as Governor Of The Reserve Bank of Australia
078 31/07/2006 OECD Survey of the Australian Economy
077 31/07/2006 Australian Government Commits to Upgrading the Springvale Road and Whitehorse Road Intersection
076 31/07/2006 Leadership
075 30/07/2006 Reappointment of Professor Warwick Mckibbin to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia
074 26/07/2006 Consumer Price Index June Quarter 2006
073 24/07/2006 2006 Census Campaign Launched
072 20/07/2006 Project Wickenby Arrests
071 20/07/2006 Productivity Commission Research Paper on the Financial Performance of Government Trading Enterprises
070 03/07/2006 All Australian Taxpayers to Pay Less Tax from Today
069 03/07/2006 Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) 2006
068 30/06/2006 Appointments to the Board of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation
067 29/06/2006 Port Kembla Federal Assistance Package
066 29/06/2006 Australians Set For More Tax Cuts and Benefits From 1 July 2006
065 22/06/2006 Appointment of Member of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
064 22/06/2006 Tax Legislation to be Cut by More Than 4,100 Pages
063 21/06/2006 New Australia-France Taxation Treaty Signed
062 21/06/2006 New Independent Schools Report
061 19/06/2006 Australian Investment Management Assets Exceed $1 Trillion
060 16/06/2006 Point Nepean added to National Heritage List
059 16/06/2006 $27 Million to Restore Point Nepean and Establish New National Centre for Marine and Coastal Conservation
058 13/06/2006 A Plan to Simplify and Streamline Superannuation - Transitional Issues That Apply Immediately
057 11/06/2006 G-8 Finance Ministers’ Meeting
056 07/06/2006 National Accounts March Quarter 2006
055 07/06/2006 Australian Breakthrough in Heart Tissue Engineering
054 06/06/2006 ASX-SFE Corporations Act Approval
053 04/06/2006 Treasurer to Address G-8 Finance Ministers Meeting
052 02/06/2006 Record births welcomed
051 01/06/2006 What was that, Mr Beazley?
050 25/05/2006 MCE's response to the Productivity Commission's review of the Gas Access Regime
049 23/05/2006 OECD Presents a Favourable Outlook for the Australian Economy
048 23/05/2006 Fortescue Metals Group's Application for Declaration of Services Provided by the Mount Newman Railway Line Owned by the Mount Newman Joint Venture (The Mt Newman Service)
047 17/05/2006 Further $1 million to restore St Georges in Perth
046 16/05/2006 New housing for remote Indigenous communities
045 16/05/2006 $389 Million Crackdown On Illegal Fishing
044 15/05/2006 $5 million for Royal Flying Doctors in rural NSW
043 09/05/2006 Personal Income Tax Cuts
042 09/05/2006 A Plan to Simplify and Streamline Superannuation
041 09/05/2006 Improving Australias Depreciation Arrangements
040 09/05/2006 Increased Resourcing for the ATOs High Wealth Individuals Taskforce
039 09/05/2006 Further Measures to Simplify and Streamline the Tax System
038 09/05/2006 Capital Gains Tax (CGT): Government response to the Board of Taxations report on the Post-implementation Review of the Small Business CGT concessions and other improvements
037 09/05/2006 Further Boost to Australias Venture Capital Sector
036 09/05/2006 Ensuring Appropriate use of Pre 1 July 1988 Funding Credits
035 09/05/2006 Increase in Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Producer Rebate
034 09/05/2006 Increased Budget Funding For ASIC
033 09/05/2006 Additional Funding for the ACCC: Criminal Cartel Enforcement
032 09/05/2006 Australian Government Budget Funding for the Australian Energy Regulator (AER)
031 09/05/2006 Fuel Tax Credit System Additional Funding for the Tax Office
030 09/05/2006 Boost To Restore Historic Mawsons Huts In Antarctica
029 05/05/2006 Future Fund Seed Capital and Investment Mandate
028 28/04/2006 Nomination of Australian Alternate Director to The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
027 26/04/2006 Productivity Commission Appointments
026 26/04/2006 Consumer Price Index March Quarter 2006
025 22/04/2006 $15 Million Grant for National Sports Museum at the MCG
024 21/04/2006 $9.6 Million Upgrade of Cronulla Sharks Stadium
023 19/04/2006 IMF World Economic Outlook
022 19/04/2006 $850,000 in Grants for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
021 12/04/2006 Release of Warburton-Hendy International Benchmarking Study
020 12/04/2006 2006-2007 Budget Media Lock-Up Arrangements
019 07/04/2006 Government Response to the Report of the Taskforce on Reducing the Regulatory Burdens on Business
018 04/04/2006 Bill to Cut Tax Legislation by More Than 4,100 Pages
017 31/03/2006 Meeting of the Ministerial Council for Commonwealth-State Financial Relations and the Australian Loan Council
016 30/03/2006 Productivity Commission to Review Price Regulation of Airports
015 30/03/2006 Appointment of Future Fund Guardians
014 30/03/2006 Re-appointment of Mr Donald McGauchie AO to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia
013 29/03/2006 Release of Taxing Wages by the OECD
012 28/03/2006 Opinion Piece Benchmarking Tax and Spending
011 21/03/2006 Productivity Commission to Review Containerised and Bulk Shipping Between the Australian Mainland and Tasmania
010 10/03/2006 Productivity Commission to Review Public Support for Science and Innovation
009 01/03/2006 National Accounts – December Quarter 2005
008 26/02/2006 Internationally Benchmarking the Australian Tax System
007 23/02/2006 Productivity Commission to Review Economic Costs of Freight Infrastructure and Efficient Approaches to Transport Pricing
006 22/02/2006 Ministers Announce Key Achievements in the Trans-Tasman Single Economic Market Agenda
005 16/02/2006 Enhancing the Foreign Income Tax Arrangements for Temporary Residents
004 08/02/2006 Government Provides Extra Funds To Combat Tax Scams
003 02/02/2006 $40.5m in Australian Government Funds for Arcadia Duplication on Goulburn Valley Highway
002 02/02/2006 Productivity Commission to Examine Australia’s Standards and Laboratory Accreditation Bodies
001 25/01/2006 Consumer Price Index - December Quarter 2005