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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.


  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    The impact on the lives of those affected by poor practices, as brought to light in media reports and in Parliamentary and other inquiries, has resulted in the Australian financial sector coming under intense public and regulatory scrutiny in recent times and in the impairment of consumer confidence in the sector. In this context it […]

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    Businesses providing financial products and services, or providing credit, are required to obtain and maintain a licence issued by ASIC. The Taskforce positions on reform seek to strengthen ASIC’s licensing powers by ensuring that it may take appropriate action to refuse to grant, or suspend or cancel a licence where applicants or existing licensees (or […]

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    The Taskforce’s terms of reference includes an examination of the adequacy of ASIC’s information gathering powers and whether there is a need to grant the equivalent of Federal Crimes Act search warrant powers under ASIC’s enabling legislation for market misconduct or other serious offences. The Taskforce’s positions on search warrants are designed to harmonise and […]

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