Australia's Future Tax System

Retirement Income Consultation Paper

Australia's future tax system

Retirement income
Consultation paper

December 2008

© Commonwealth of Australia 2008

ISBN 978-0-642-74498-2

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TREASURER
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Dr Ken Henry AC
Chair
Australia's Future Tax System Review
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
PARKES ACT 2600

Dear Dr Henry

I am writing to request the review into Australia's future tax system bring forward its consideration of the retirement income system and report to the Government by the end of March 2009.

The Government wishes to examine the findings of Dr Harmer's review of pensions in conjunction with your Panel's review of the other aspects of the retirement income system. This will allow the Government to consider a broader and complementary response to the issues facing the retirement income system than those issues being considered by Dr Harmer.

In your report, I request that the Panel include recommendations on the adequacy of the retirement income system and the appropriateness of the current taxation arrangements.

Yours sincerely

WAYNE SWAN


Notes

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