The Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has released two issues papers on health and housing and homelessness to inform the White Paper on the Reform of the Federation.
Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 and ACT Government Loan Bill 2014 received Royal Assent.
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Interim Measures) Rule 2014 and the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Regulation 2014 (No. 2) were registered on 12 December 2014.
OECD has published a paper entitled New tax and expenditure elasticity estimates for EU budget surveillance which estimates the elasticities of government revenue and expenditure items for EU countries
On 12 December 2014, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council held a meeting to discuss the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
For an Australian Tax Director interested in a brief overview of the latest tax developments internationally, a selection of recent KPMG publications available via various KPMG websites is listed.
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has released the guidelines to understand the factors that provide the basis for the TPB's approach to the educational eligibility requirements for registration as a tax (financial) adviser.
The Government has announced that it is implementing a range of reforms to make over-the-counter derivatives markets safer and ensure that regulatory reforms do not impose an unnecessary compliance burden on industry.