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Bill Shorten

Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services & Superannuation

14 September 2010 - 14 December 2011

2011 Media Releases

2010 | 2011

167 09/12/2011 Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) - Release of Draft Legislation and Discussion Paper on Implementation Design
166 09/12/2011 New Council to Advise Government of Future of Sector
165 09/12/2011 Consultations on Draft Regulations Implementing the Standard Definition of Flood in Insurance Contracts
164 08/12/2011 Improving Access to Simple Financial Advice
163 08/12/2011 Consultation on Governance Arrangements for the Not-For-Profit Sector
162 29/11/2011 Extension of Draw-down Relief a Win for Self-funded Retirees
161 29/11/2011 Superannuation Guarantee age limit to be abolished despite a "No" Vote from the Coalition
160 29/11/2011 Superannuation Measures as Part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
159 25/11/2011 Changes to the Income Tax Law Affecting Consolidated Groups
158 23/11/2011 Inquiry into residential strata title insurance
157 23/11/2011 One-year deferral of interest withholding tax phase down
156 22/11/2011 Coin kicks off UN International Year of Cooperatives
155 21/11/2011 Over 660,000 Trusts to Benefit From Tax Reforms
154 19/11/2011 Protecting client money in Over-the-Counter derivative
153 16/11/2011 Opinion article: A lot to offer our good Yank mates
152 14/11/2011 Fixing flood insurance
151 09/11/2011 Protecting Vulnerable People from Inappropriate Lending
150 09/11/2011 Planning for Retirement made easier with new online tools
149 07/11/2011 Enough of the circus - how will the Coalition pay for their promises?
148 02/11/2011 National Injury Insurance Scheme Advisory Group
147 02/11/2011 Locking in the Benefits of the Mining Boom
146 02/11/2011 More Money in Retirement - an Historic Boost to Superannuation
145 01/11/2011 Robust transfer pricing rules for multinationals
144 31/10/2011 Government welcomes launch of Chi-X Australia
143 28/10/2011 The definition of charity finally enters the 21ST century
142 28/10/2011 MRRT to Deliver $500 Billion Boost to Australian Workers
141 27/10/2011 ASX Reopens Equities Market Trading
140 26/10/2011 Encouraging more investment in infrastructure
139 18/10/2011 New Stockmarket Supervision Regulations
138 13/10/2011 Protecting Employee Super and Strengthening the Obligations of Company Directors
137 09/10/2011 No Capital Gains Tax for Properties in Natural Disaster Land Swap Programs
136 28/09/2011 Challenge to Superannuation Guarantee Charge Fails in High Court
135 23/09/2011 GST Treatment of New Residential Premises
134 23/09/2011 New Online Form to Find Lost Super
133 21/09/2011 New Consumer Credit Protections Introduced into Parliament
132 21/09/2011 Relief for Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditors
131 21/09/2011 A Better Deal for Superfund Members
130 13/09/2011 Small Business to get cash flow benefit
129 09/09/2011 99 Per Cent of Agricultural Businesses Entirely Australian Owned
128 07/09/2011 Inspector-General's Report into the ATO's Large Business Risk Review and Audit Policies, Procedures and Practices
127 29/08/2011 Future of Financial Advice Reforms – Draft Legislation
126 26/08/2011 Proposed Changes To Market Supervision Fees
125 26/08/2011 Further Details for the October Tax Forum
124 25/08/2011 Will the Coalition Now Support 12 Percent Superannuation?
123 25/08/2011 Reforms to Payday Lending
122 17/08/2011 Making the Superannuation Contribution Caps Fairer
121 16/08/2011 Next Step in Investment Manager Regime Legislation for Consultation
120 07/08/2011 Better Protections for Seniors Using Reverse Mortgages
119 04/08/2011 Government Welcomes Productivity Commission Draft Report on the Australian Retail Industry
118 03/08/2011 RACQ Pays 247 Previously Denied Claims
117 31/07/2011 Making it Easier to Contribute to Special Disability Trusts
116 29/07/2011 Film Tax Offset Changes
115 27/07/2011 Launching the 16th National Census - 100 years after the first national Census
114 27/07/2011 New coin to mark 100 years of national Census taking in Australia
113 22/07/2011 Supporting Small Business in Maribyrnong for clean energy future
112 14/07/2011 Changes to the Way Philanthropic Funds are Managed
111 13/07/2011 Australia Signs Tax Information Exchange Agreements With Costa Rica and Macao
110 12/07/2011 Improving Incentives For Saving
109 12/07/2011 Tony Abbott to Clawback Thousands From Seniors and Pensioners
108 12/07/2011 Supporting Jobs in Tasmania
107 11/07/2011 Supporting Pensioners in Tasmania
106 11/07/2011 Supporting Clean Technology Innovation in Tasmania
105 11/07/2011 Its Time for Tony and Joe to Put Up or Shut Up
104 08/07/2011 University of New South Wales to Host $41 Million Centre for International Finance and Regulation
103 07/07/2011 Transfer of the Administration of Early Release of Superannuation on Compassionate Grounds
102 06/07/2011 Senate Inquiry into Foreign Investment in Rural Land
101 05/07/2011 Countering Fraudulent Phoenix Activity by Strengthening Company and Directors' Obligations
100 04/07/2011 Susan Pascoe Appointed NFP Reform Implementation Taskforce Chair
099 30/06/2011 Government Holds Discussions on 'Review of the Consolidation Rights to Future Income and Cost Setting Rules'
098 29/06/2011 Proposed 'FAF' Rule Will Not Apply for the 2010-11 Income Year
097 29/06/2011 Government Continues to Work With Insurance Industry to Respond to Final Flood Claims
096 22/06/2011 Australia Signs a Tax Information Exchange Agreement With Liechtenstein
095 20/06/2011 Coalition's Numbers don't add up - Again
094 16/06/2011 99% Satisfaction Rating for Small Business Superannuation Clearing House
093 16/06/2011 Streamlining Deductions for the Cost of Disability Insurance Through Superannuation
092 16/06/2011 Help for Lower Income Workers to Build Their Wealth
091 10/06/2011 Helping Businesses Get Back on Their Feet After a Natural Disaster
090 08/06/2011 Retail Investors and Financial Service Providers will find Changing to New PDS Easier
089 07/06/2011 New Regulations Recoup the Grants Made to Victims of Fraud from the Collapse of Trio
088 07/06/2011 A Win For Self-Funded Retirees
087 03/06/2011 Tony Abbott Can't Hide the Impact His Negativity Would Have on Superannuation and Small Business
086 02/06/2011 Increased Certainty for Trusts
085 30/05/2011 Consultation on Reporting of Taxable Payments made to Contractors in the Building and Construction Industry
084 30/05/2011 Liberal Party Must Condemn Mining Magnate's 'Racist' Slur
083 27/05/2011 Next Stage for Not-For-Profit Reforms Announced
082 26/05/2011 Government Clarifies Reportable Employer Superannuation Contributions Definition
081 26/05/2011 Streamlining Disability Insurance Deductions Through Superannuation
080 25/05/2011 Declaration of a Disaster for the Purposes of Tax Deductibility – Multiple Tornadoes in Southern USA
079 18/05/2011 Draft Rules for SMSF Investment in Collectables and Personal Use Assets
078 12/05/2011 Introduction of Alternative Fuels Legislation
077 10/05/2011 Making it Easier for Charities to Help Those Who Need it
076 10/05/2011 Reforms to Car Fringe Benefit Rules
075 10/05/2011 Investment Manager Regime - Interim Arrangements
074 10/05/2011 Stronger Super - Self Managed Super Fund Reforms
073 10/05/2011 Improving Tax Fairness and Compliance
072 10/05/2011 Changes to the Low Income Tax Offset for Non-Work Income of Minors
071 10/05/2011 Additional Budget Funding for the Australian Bureau of Statistics
070 10/05/2011 Removal of Income Tax Impediments Affecting Special Disability Trusts
069 10/05/2011 Superannuation - Reform of Excess Contribution Regime Gives Australians New Powers to Request Refunds
068 05/05/2011 Inspector-General of Taxation's Review into the Australian Taxation Office's Change Program
067 04/05/2011 Government Approves New Financial Markets Competitor
066 03/05/2011 Three Month Extension of Capital Gains Tax Loss Relief for Fund Mergers
065 29/04/2011 Government Welcomes Final Competition Market Integrity Rules
064 28/04/2011 Future of Financial Advice Prioritises Consumers
063 27/04/2011 Reappointments to the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation
062 20/04/2011 Government Extends Consultations for Tax Breaks for Green Buildings
061 20/04/2011 Consultation Paper: Review of Compensation Arrangements for Financial Services
060 20/04/2011 Greater Certainty for Sovereign Investments
059 20/04/2011 Extension of the Debt/Equity Transitional Arrangements for Upper Tier 2 Capital Instruments
058 19/04/2011 Making it Easier to Exempt Taxes, Fees and Charges from the GST - Exposure Draft Regulations
057 18/04/2011 Ansett Workers to finally get information on Super Payments
056 18/04/2011 Government Invites Tenders to Establish $12.1 Million Centre for International Finance and Regulation
055 18/04/2011 Government Acknowledges Contribution of Bernie Fraser
054 18/04/2011 Reappointment of Full-Time Commissioner and Deputy Chairman to the Productivity Commission
053 15/04/2011 Discussion Paper Released on Privilege for Tax Advice
052 13/04/2011 Improving the Taxation of Trust Income
051 13/04/2011 Financial Assistance to Trio's Superannuation Fund Investors
050 08/04/2011 Start Date of the New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts
049 07/04/2011 Future Regulation of Financial Planners Providing Tax Advice
048 07/04/2011 Double backflip by Shadow Treasurer
047 05/04/2011 Government Moves on Flood Insurance Fine Print
046 03/04/2011 Consultation on Changes to the Tourist Refund Scheme and the Sealed Bag Rules - Supporting International Security Arrangements
045 30/03/2011 Board of Taxation to Review the Consolidation Rights to Future Income Rules
044 24/03/2011 8.4 Million Australians to Benefit from More Super
043 22/03/2011 Australians Can Now Donate Directly to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
042 21/03/2011 Tax Office Implementing Inspector-General's Recommendations
041 14/03/2011 Declaration of a Disaster for the Purpose of Tax Deductibility - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
040 04/03/2011 Providing Certainty for Trusts
039 04/03/2011 National Disasters Insurance Review
038 03/03/2011 Government Welcomes Important Milestone in Competition in Exchange Markets
037 02/03/2011 Removing the Hassle of a Shoebox Full of Receipts
036 28/02/2011 Over 50's Can Save More Super
035 24/02/2011 Ensuring Disaster Payments Are Income Tax Exempt
034 23/02/2011 Declaration of a Disaster for Tax Purposes - Christchurch Earthquake
033 18/02/2011 Insurance Industry Embraces Consumer Changes on Flood Insurance
032 17/02/2011 Government moves to attract more regional headquarters of foreign businesses
031 15/02/2011 100 Years of Census: Help Shed Some Light on Your Neighbourhood
030 15/02/2011 Simplyfing the GST on Cross-border Transactions
029 14/02/2011 Western Australian Bushfires and Victorian Floods In February Declared Disasters for Tax Purposes
028 14/02/2011 Productivity Commission Inquiry into Retail Sector now open for submissions
027 10/02/2011 Communiqué: Future regulation of financial planners providing tax advice
026 09/02/2011 Australia and Switzerland to update Tax Treaty
025 04/02/2011 Making it Easier to Find Lost Super
024 03/02/2011 Simplifying Tax Law for Rental Affordability Scheme
023 01/02/2011 Release of draft legislation on GST-Free Export of Boats
022 01/02/2011 Self Managed Super Funds Can Still Invest In Collectibles and Personal Use Assets
021 01/02/2011 Paul Costello to Chair Consultation Panel on Stronger Super Reforms
020 27/01/2011 Clarifying GST Rules Around Residential Property
019 25/01/2011 Government Weclomes RACQ's Compassionate Response to Flood Crisis
018 24/01/2011 Government Releases Options Paper on Investor Protection Threshold
017 24/01/2011 Release of Exposure Draft Legislation for the Taxation of Alternative Fuels
016 21/01/2011 Tax exemption for business assistance payments paid to flood victims
015 21/01/2011 Coalition plays catch-up on tax help for flood victims
014 21/01/2011 Consultation on the Design of the Tax System Advisory Board
013 21/01/2011 Next Step to a National Not For Profit Regulator
012 20/01/2011 Further Reforms to GST Grouping Rules
011 20/01/2011 Consultation on Tax Breaks for Green Buildings scheme
010 19/01/2011 Investment Manager Regime
009 18/01/2011 Simplifying the Tax System: Self Assessment of Indirect Taxes
008 17/01/2011 Expanding the Range of Assets Covered by the Income Tax Look Through Treatment for Instalments Warrants
007 14/01/2011 Government meets with insurers
006 14/01/2011 Banks agree to drop ATM fees in flood affected areas
005 13/01/2011 Government Works With Banking Industry on Floods Help
004 11/01/2011 Exempting Taxes, Fees and Charges from the GST
003 07/01/2011 Government works with insurance industry to help flood victims
002 06/01/2011 Tax Assistance for Flood Victims
001 04/01/2011 GST On Low Value Imports Not the Main Cause of Retail Woes