Terms of Reference

The Intergovernmental Review of Business Investment, September 2017, reveals a complex mix of structural and cyclical factors as well as institutional and policy factors that are influencing business investment in Australia.

The Standing Committee on Economics will inquire into and report on:

  • the interaction between regulatory frameworks across all levels of Government and how the cumulative regulatory burden can be reduced to support greater business investment;

  • the impact of innovation policies, at the Commonwealth and State government levels, on business investment and the role of innovation policies in encouraging greater business investment, having regard to approaches taken in other countries;

  • the role that taxation policy, at the Commonwealth and State government levels, can have on the encouragement of new business investment;

  • the role that energy policies, at the Commonwealth and State government levels, can have on the encouragement of new business investment; and

  • the impact of supplier payment times, including by governments, on business investment for small to medium enterprises.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Economics
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4587
Fax: (02) 6277 4774
economics.reps@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

On 27 March 2018, the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on impediments to business investment in Australia.



Past Public Hearings

17 Oct 2018: Canberra
12 Sep 2018: Canberra
22 Aug 2018: Canberra

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Inquiry Status

Current

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