Australia's Future Tax System

Timeline

Key dates Activity
2 May 2010 The Australian Government released the final report and its initial response
December 2009 The Review Panel delivered its final report to the Treasurer
June–November 2009 Ongoing consultation was conducted, including discussions with key industry, professional and community groups on the broader tax and transfer system
18–19 June 2009 Tax and transfer policy conference held in Melbourne
12 May 2009 Report on the retirement income system released by the Government
1 May 2009 Deadline for further public submissions on the broader tax and transfer system
April 2009 Focus groups held in five capital cities and three regional centres to obtain views on the tax and transfer system, and further explore issues raised during the public consultation meetings
16–27 March 2009 Public meetings held in all capital cities, and two regional centres
27 February 2009 Deadline for public submissions on the retirement income system
January–March 2009 Discussions held with key industry, professional and community groups on the retirement income system
December 2008
(to 1 May 2009)
Further public submissions on the broader tax and transfer system
December 2008
(to 27 February 2009)
Public submissions on the retirement income system
10 December 2008 The Review Panel released consultation papers to outline emerging issues from the public submissions process and to provide a basis for further submissions, public meetings and direct consultation
5 December 2008 The Treasurer and the Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law announced that the Government had asked the Australia's Future Tax System Review Panel to bring forward its consideration of the retirement income system
October 2008 First round of discussions held with key industry, professional and community groups on the tax and transfer system
19 August–
17 October 2008
First round of public submissions
19 August 2008 The Review Panel released framing questions and called for submissions
6 August 2008 First discussion paper released - Architecture of Australia’s tax and transfer system
13 May 2008 The Treasurer announced the Australia’s Future Tax System Review

Pension review

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.