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Business Experience in Utilising Australia’s Free Trade Agreements
14 May 2015
Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth has commenced a new inquiry into experience of business in utilising Australia’s existing Free Trade Agreements. This includes the FTAs with New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, Chile, the Association of South East Asian Nations and Malaysia.
The Committee will examine the opportunities and challenges faced by Australian business arising from Australia’s existing FTAs with a view to identifying how Australia might best benefit from the recent and proposed North Asia FTAs.
The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make a submission addressing the terms of reference by Friday, 26 June 2015.
For more information about this inquiry, visit the inquiry home page at www.aph.gov.au/fta
Inquiry into Home Ownership
13 May 2015
The House of Representatives Economics Committee has announced a new inquiry into home ownership.
The Chair of the Committee, John Alexander, said that ‘home ownership is an issue that lies at the core of the Australian dream and represents the largest investment that most taxpayers will make during their lifetime. The importance of this issue throughout our nation makes it worthy of a detailed inquiry.’
The committee will inquire into and report on:
- current rates of home ownership;
- demand and supply drivers in the housing market;
- the proportion of investment housing relative to owner-occupied housing;
- the impact of current tax policy at all levels; and
- opportunities for reform.
The committee invites submissions to the inquiry by Friday 26 June 2015.
For more information about this inquiry and information on making a submission, visit the inquiry home page at www.aph.gov.au/HomeOwnership.