Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

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.

Consultations

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As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Government committed to consulting on clarifying the treatment of corporate trusts under insolvency law. Australia’s current corporate insolvency regime does not…
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On 24 September 2020 the Government announced reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework to better serve Australian small businesses, their creditors and their employees. The reforms,…
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The 2021-22 Budget announced $4.3 million for the development of a new Franchise Disclosure Register. The Register will assist prospective franchisees to make an informed decision before entering a…