18 Jan 1010 Government welcomes Johnson Report on Australia as a financial services centre
In a joint media release issued on 15 January 2010, the Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law, Chris Bowen, and the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, announced the release of the Australian Financial Centre Forum's report on Australia as a Financial Centre (the Johnson Report). The Government commissioned the report in September 2008, with the aim of securing Australia's future as a leading financial services centre. Chapter 3 deals with taxation issues.
"A considerable amount of consultation went into the preparation of the report. The Government will now consider the final recommendations of the Johnson Report before responding later in the year," Mr Bowen said.
For a copy of the joint media release, No 2010/006, 15 January 2010, go here
For a copy of the report, go here