Australia's Future Tax System


On 19 August 2008, the Review Panel called for public submissions. The submissions received by 14 November 2008 contributed to the development of the Review’s first consultation papers released in December 2008.

After releasing its consultation papers, the Review Panel then called for further submissions on the tax and transfer system by 1 May 2009.

It also called for submissions specifically on the retirement income system by 27 February 2009 to allow it — at the Treasurer’s request — to consider and report on the retirement income system ahead of providing its final report on the tax and transfer system by the end of 2009.

Issues and questions raised in submissions were considered by the Review Panel during its deliberations — along with feedback provided in online comments and other correspondence, at public meetings, during the tax and transfer policy conference, and through consultation conducted with representative organisations and other stakeholder groups.

View published submissions received by 14 November 2008

View retirement income public submissions

View other public submissions received after 14 November 2008

Public posting and privacy

Submissions were generally treated as public documents and published to this website, unless the author asked that their submission be treated as confidential.

Submissions to the Pension Review

As part of the Review, the Australian Government investigated measures to strengthen the financial security of seniors, carers and people with a disability (the Pension Review).

Submissions to the Pension Review closed on 26 September 2008. Over 1,800 submissions were received from individuals, service providers, state governments and people with a disability.

The Pension Review report by Dr Jeff Harmer was released by the Government on 12 May 2009.

For more information on the Pension Review visit the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.