Media releases

2001

Extension Of Deductibility Of Gifts To The Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) Memorial Trust Fund

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, today announced that gifts to the value of $2 or more to the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) Memorial Trust Fund will continue to be ded

Australian Growth To Strengthen

In its latest Economic Outlook, the OECD is forecasting economic growth in Australia of a solid 3.2 per cent for 2002.

Deductibility Of Gifts To The Warringah, Australia Remembers Trust

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that from today to 8 November 2003, gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Warringah, Australia Remembers Trust will be deductible

Extension Of Deductibility Of Gifts To The Australian Ex-Prisoners Of War Memorial Fund

The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Rod Kemp, announced that gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Fund will continue to be deductible from 20 O

Extension Of German Forced Labour Compensation Capital Gains Tax Exemption

The Government will ensure that payments received by Australian residents under the German Forced Labour Compensation Program are not subject to capital gains tax (CGT).

Deductibility Of Gifts To The Bionic Ear Institute

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that from today, gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Bionic Ear Institute will be deductible for income tax purposes.

Deductibility of Gifts to the Australian Primary Principals Association Education Foundation

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that from today, gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Australian Primary Principals Association Education Foundation will be deductible f

Review of Section 2D of the Trade Practices Act

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp has asked the Productivity Commission (PC) to commence the scheduled Legislation Review of Section 2D of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA) and report withi

Deductibility Of Gifts To The Australian Red Cross American Disaster Fund

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that effective from 10 September 2001 (being the day immediately before the disaster in America) to 10 September 2003, gifts to the value of $2 o

Tax Changes To Encourage The Use Of Structured Settlements For Personal Injury Compensation

The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Rod Kemp, today announced that the Government will introduce legislative amendments designed to encourage the use of structured settlements for personal injury comp

Deductibility Of Gifts To The Australian Human Rights Education Fund

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that from today, gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Australian Human Rights Education Fund will be deductible for income tax p

Deductibility Of Gifts To The National Breast Cancer Centre

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that from today, gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the National Breast Cancer Centre will be deductible for income tax purposes.<

Deductibility Of Gifts To The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that from today, gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme will be deductible for income tax purposes.

Amendments To Interest Withholding Tax Exemptions

The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Rod Kemp, and the Minister for Financial Services and Regulation, Mr Joe Hockey, today announced four measures to enhance Australia's development as a centre for fi

Government Delivers Certainty For Industry On Fuel Rebate And Grant Schemes

Legislation has been passed through Parliament to extend the sunset provisions for the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme and Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme by one year, to 30 June 2003.

Co-operatives - Option to Frank Dividends

The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Rod Kemp, announced today that the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 will be amended, effective from 1 July 2002, to provide co-operatives with an option to frank divi

New Trading Stock Rules for Oyster Farmers

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, today announced transitional measures to assist oyster farmers in complying with the trading stock rules.

Deductibility of Gifts to the Sir Hughie Edwards VC Foundation Incorporated

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Sir Hughie Edwards VC Foundation Incorporated from today to 22 August 2003 will be deductible f

Deductibility Of Gifts To The Bowral Vietnam Memorial Walk Trust Incorporated

The Assistant Treasurer Senator Rod Kemp, announced that from today, gifts to the value of $2 or more made to the Bowral Vietnam Memorial Walk Trust Incorporated will be deductible for inc

ALP, Democrats Deny Australian Workers Choice

By blocking the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Choice of Superannuation Funds) Bill 1998, the Senate has denied Australian workers the right to decide where their superannuation contribution