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Business and industry

The Treasury advises the government across a range of industry policies that contribute to higher productivity and a more diverse economy. Our analysis and advice is informed through consultation and ongoing engagement with the broadest range of stakeholders, including government, peak organisations, business, academia and the broader community. With offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and a small pilot office in Perth our staff engage closely with business and industry to better understand the issues and challenges they face.


  •  - Open10 days left to have your sayDraft Legislation

    Overview In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced it will modernise the Australian Business Register (ABR) and the 31 Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) business registers onto a single platform that will be administered by the Australian Business Registrar within the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The current legislative framework that covers ASIC’s business registers […]

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that it will consult stakeholders on the best way to strengthen and modernise the Australian Business Number (ABN) system. Action to reform the ABN system responds to Black Economy Taskforce findings (see Final Report) that participants in the black economy are using the ABN system to facilitate their […]

  •  - ClosedDiscussion Paper

    In August 2017 the Australian Government released a discussion paper on Modernising Business Registers to seek feedback from a broad range of stakeholder groups on their experience in using business registry services. Treasury received 30 submissions from a range of stakeholder groups during the consultation process. This stakeholder feedback helped us to define the problem […]

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