Media Releases
Review of Business Taxation press release
No. 3/98

REVIEW OF BUSINESS TAXATION - Release of Discussion Paper and Media Conference

The Chairman of the Review of Business Taxation, Mr John Ralph, AO, will release the Review’s first discussion paper – A Strong Foundation – at a media conference at 12.00 noon on Monday, 23 November 1998 in Melbourne.

This paper will start the consultation process of the Review by discussing the objectives and principles for business taxation and proposing an approach to the reform of policy development, legislative design and administrative processes.

In conjunction with the release of the Paper, interested journalists are invited to a "read-in" of the document, commencing at 10.00am on that day. The read-in facility will enable early access to the document for briefing purposes prior to the conference. Journalists will be allowed outside contact during that time but copies of the document will remain confined to the venue until the lifting of the embargo.

The venue is:

The Conference Room, Ground Floor
Foster's Brewing Group
77 Southbank Boulevard
Southbank, Melbourne.


To register your interest in attending the read-in and/or the media conference, would you please advise Peter Coan on telephone (02) 6263 3736 or fax (02) 6263 2992 by 12.00 noon on Friday, 20 November.

Other release arrangements

At 12.00 noon on 23 November 1998, the Paper will also be released through the Press Gallery, Parliament House and through Government Info Bookshops. It will also be available on the Review’s internet site (

18 November 1998