The Treasury is divided into five groups: Fiscal, Macroeconomic, Revenue, Markets and Corporate & Foreign Investment. In addition to Treasury’s Canberra office, Treasury has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. These offices enable Treasury to better understand the economy across all sectors and regions and help to form stronger relationships with the private sector and strengthen our organisational capability. The Treasury has officers deployed into key global markets who provide reporting that is an essential input into our advice to the Government. Officers are posted in Beijing, Jakarta, London, New Delhi, Paris, Tokyo, Washington and we maintain an overseas operation in Jakarta.
Dr Steven Kennedy was appointed Secretary to the Treasury with effect from 2 September 2019.
Fiscal Group provides advice on budget policy issues, trends in Commonwealth revenue and major fiscal and financial aggregates, major expenditure programmes, taxation policy, retirement income, Commonwealth-State financial policy and actuarial services.
See the Fiscal Group entry on the Government Directory for further details and contact information.
Markets Group provides advice on policy processes and reforms that promote a secure financial system and sound corporate practices, remove impediments to competition in product and services markets and appropriately protect consumers.
See the Markets Group entry on the Government Directory for further details and contact information.
Macroeconomic Group monitors and assesses economic conditions and prospects, both in Australia and overseas, and provides advice on the formulation and implementation of effective macroeconomic policy, including monetary and fiscal policy, and labour market issues.
Revenue Group provides advice and assists in the formulation and implementation of government taxation and retirement income policies and legislation as well as providing information on material changes to taxation revenue forecasts and projections.
See the Revenue Group entry on the Government Directory for further details and contact information.
Corporate and Foreign Investment Group
Corporate and Foreign Investment Group delivers strategic advice and high quality services including information technology, communications, parliamentary services, finance, people management and risk management to the department, portfolio Ministers and agencies. It is also responsible for foreign investment policy, investment proposals, compliance, and supporting the Foreign Investment Review board.
See the Corporate and Foreign Investment Group entry on the Government Directory for further details and contact information.