Media releases


Turnbull Government backs workers on superannuation

The Government today announced a further package of reforms to give the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) near real-time visibility over superannuation guarantee (SG) compliance by employers.

Consultation on Asia Region Funds Passport and Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle bills

The Turnbull Government is seeking public comment on the proposed core legislative frameworks to give effect to the Asia Region Funds Passport (Passport) and introduce the Corporate Collective Inve

Turnbull Government bringing jobs to Gosford

Advertising for the first wave of jobs at the new Australian Taxation Office (ATO) office in Gosford has commenced today, with new recruits expected to begin work from December this year.

Crackdown on Labor's tax loopholes

Australians are getting a fairer tax clip from large multinational companies, with over $4 billion raised in assessments last financial year, according to evidence by the Australian Taxation Office

AFCA transition team reference panel established

The Turnbull Government welcomes the establishment of an expert reference panel to the assist the transition team to the one-stop-shop dispute resolution scheme, the Australian Financial Complaints

Chevron tax case outcome welcomed

The Turnbull Government welcomes the withdrawal of Chevron’s appeal to the High Court over the Australian Taxation Office’s assessment of $340 million in tax and penalties for interest payments mad

Uncorking the benefits for wine producers

A prosperous future driven by exports beckons for Australia’s wine industry following the passage today of legislation reforming the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate.

Appointments to the Takeovers Panel

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, is pleased to announce that the Governor-General recently appointed Ms Tara Page and reappointed Mr Robert McKenzie as par

Appointment of Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority CEO

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, welcomes the appointment of Dr Deen Sanders OAM as CEO of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited (FA

Tobacco duty harmonisation

Today Parliament passed legislation to ensure that manufactured cigarettes and roll your own (loose leaf) tobacco receives comparable taxation treatment.

Modernising business registers to make business simpler

The Turnbull Government today has commenced consultation on ways to modernise business registers to make it simpler for business to get on with business.

Appointment of members to the Companies Auditors Disciplinary Board

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has announced the reappointment of Mr Eric Passaris and the appointment of Mr Tony Brain as Members of the Companies Audit

Black Economy Taskforce: Consultation Paper

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, today noted the release of a paper by the Black Economy Taskforce outlining a number of additional policy ideas which draw

Taxation Administration Regulations 2017: exposure draft released

The Government has today released an exposure draft of the Taxation Administration Regulations 2017 and explanatory material.

Turnbull Government delivering for Gosford

New Australian Taxation Office (ATO) jobs will soon be advertised for positions within the new, purpose built ATO office in Gosford.

Overhauling the dispute resolution framework

The Turnbull Government is continuing to deliver on its commitment to overhaul the dispute resolution framework for financial services in Australia with the creation of a transition team to lead th

Reforms to give consumers more power at the heart of a stronger superannuation system

The Turnbull Government will introduce legislation to give everyday Australians more power over their superannuation providers and strengthen the prudential framework to deliver a more transparent

Bill Shorten’s tax on everything

In an unprecedented and irresponsible move, Mr Shorten has said that a Labor Government would increase tax and take an axe to a broad range of tax concessions.

Excise refund scheme for distillers

The Turnbull Government has delivered on its 2016-17 Budget commitment to provide targeted support to small Australian alcohol producers who distil or ferment alcoholic drinks.

Appointment of members to the Tax Practitioners Board

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has appointed Mr Peter de Cure and Ms Ria Sotiropoulos, and reappointed Ms Julie-Anne Berry, as part-time members to the T