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14 Oct 09 Update on the work of Australia’s Future Tax System Review Panel

The Australia’s Future Tax System Review Panel says it is on track to deliver its report to the Government by the end of 2009. After months of public consultation, the Panel is currently finalising its recommendations to the Government.

The Review says it has taken a "root and branch" approach and has been examining Australian and State government taxes, and interactions with the transfer system in order to make recommendations that will position Australia to deal with the demographic, social, economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead.

Since being established, the Panel has provided many opportunities for people to make a submission and has engaged with the community through public meetings and focus groups, meetings with representative business and community groups, discussions with other government departments and agencies, and through its tax-transfer policy conference held in June.

To date, over 1,000 submissions have been received, canvassing a wide-range of issues of concern to the community – an extremely rich source of information which is helping the Panel shape its recommendations.

In addition, a two-day conference in June 2009 provided an opportunity for leading international experts and a range of academics and stakeholders to debate leading edge tax and transfer policy issues.

To access the submissions, go here

To view the conference papers, go here


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