On 5 December 2013, the Senate Selection of Bills Committee, in Report No. 10, referred the following bills for inquiry and report:
The 2013 Spring sitting of Parliament will continue next week, with the House of Representatives and the Senate both sitting from 9 December to 12 December 2013.
On 5 December 2013, the Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013 passed the House of Representatives without amendment and will move to the Senate for consideration.
On 5 December 2013, the package of Rural Research and Development (R&D) Bills passed the House of Representatives without amendment and will move to the Senate for consideration.
On 3 December 2013, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) handed down its decision in Ultra Thoroughbred Racing Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1300.
On 6 December 2013, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released 2 Interpretative Decisions.
- Shortfall interest charge (SIC) rates
- General interest charge (GIC) rates
- ATO meets Albury Wodonga business community - The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and regional businesses discussed ways to improve the tax and superannuation experience.
The Australian Greens has released a media release concerning the Government's proposal to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
On 5 December 2013, the Minister for Trade, Andrew Robb, announced that Australia has concluded negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea, Australia's 3rd-largest goods export market and 4th-largest trading partner.
Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Meaning of End Benefit) Instrument 2013 was registered on 5 December 2013.
The Australian Public Service Commission has released a report entitled Capability Review. The report focuses on a review on the leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) which was undertaken between 28 January and 3 May 2013.