Parliament commenced its Spring sittings on 11 August 2009. For progress of tax and related legislation as at 13 August 2009, go here
In a media release issued on 11 August 2009, the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, announced the release of the Rudd Government's forward work program of tax law reforms for the Spring sittings. The Minister said that reforming the taxation of employee share schemes and a new, uniform regime for tax secrecy laws are among the major measures contained in the forward program, which also outlines the consultation process for announced tax measures and proposed reforms for introduction in the Parliamentary session.
For a copy of the Minister's media release, No 2009/029, 11 August 2009, go here
For a copy of the Forward Work Program for Tax Measures, 11 August 2009, go here