How the government decides on law reform …

Unlawful phoenix activity has been a subject of much consideration and recommendation over the years, with most recommendations ignored, and some perhaps properly so – a similar names law was never going to work – but most just waiting for government action.  Major recommendations are imminent from the team of Melbourne academics. Getting the government to […]

Credit reporting of tax debts – one measure among many

From 1 July 2017, the Government has announced that it will allow the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to disclose to Credit Reporting Bureaux the tax debt information of businesses that “have not effectively engaged with the ATO to manage these debts”. This was announced in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) on 17 December […]