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Treasury provides advice to the Government on effective government spending and taxation arrangements. This includes advice on budget policy issues, trends in Commonwealth revenue and major fiscal and financial aggregates, major expenditure programs, taxation policy, retirement income, Commonwealth-State financial policy and actuarial services. Treasury also leads the production of the Commonwealth Budget each year.


  •  - Closed

    As announced in the 2017-18 Budget, the Government is introducing a legislative framework for an enhanced regulatory sandbox to enable new and innovative financial technology (FinTech) products and services to be tested in Australia. This will extend the scope of activities and the timeframe beyond that of the regulatory sandbox launched by ASIC in December 2016. […]

  •  - ClosedSubmission

    On 20 September 2017 the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer called for submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups seeking their views regarding priorities for the 2018-19 Budget. Submissions are requested by Friday 15 December 2017. For further information, please see the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer’s press release of 20 September 2017.

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    The Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, released for public consultation the Government’s response to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into matters relating to credit card interest rates. The Government’s response outlines reforms to provide greater legislative protection to vulnerable consumers, to exert more competitive pressure on credit card issuers and to provide consumers […]

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