On 12 December 2014, the Acting Assistant Treasurer, Mathias Cormann, announced four new appointments to the Board of Taxation (BoT).
The Taxation Administration Act 1953 - Pay as you go withholding - Tax table for additional amounts to withhold as a result of an agreement to increase withholding was registered on 10 December 2014.
On 11 December 2014, the Attorney-General, George Brandis, announced the appointment of Justice James Edelman as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.
The Attorney-General, George Brandis, announced two new appointments and five re-appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
- GST - avoiding common errors
On 12 December 2014, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released four interpretative decision and withdrew four others.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issued a Decision Impact Statement (DIS) in response to the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia (FCAFC) in Akers, Stephen John (Saad Investments Company Limited) and Ors v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 57.
On 17 December 2014, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will release 2 Goods and Services Tax Rulings, 2 Taxation Rulings, 7 Taxation Determinations, 1 Draft Taxation Determination, 6 Class Rulings, 4 Addenda, 1 Withdrawal and 3 Final Law Administration Practice Statements.
The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Mikayla Novak released a report entitled The Australia 'low taxing country' myth.
Senior leaders from various industry groups jointly welcomed the enactment (in force as at 12 December 2014) of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA).