Media Releases

Review of Business Taxation press release
No. 2/99

RELEASE OF SECOND DISCUSSION PAPER AND MEDIA CONFERENCE

The Chairman of the Review of Business Taxation, Mr John Ralph, AO, will release the Review’s second discussion paper, A Platform for Consultation, at a media conference at 12.00 noon on Monday, 22 February 1999 in Canberra.

This paper will continue the consultation process of the Review, as it builds on two previous papers released - a discussion paper, A Strong Foundation, released in November 1998, and an information paper, An International Perspective, released in December 1998.

A Platform for Consultation invites comment on the proposed framework for reforming the taxation of entities, investments and fringe benefits.

In conjunction with the release of the Paper, interested journalists are invited to a "read-in" of the document, commencing at 9.00am 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 for the ‘read-in’ and the media conference is:

The Main Committee Room
New Parliament House
Canberra

Registration

To register your interest in attending the read-in and/or media conference, would you please advise Peter Coan on telephone (02) 6263 3736 or fax (02) 6263 2992 by 12.00 noon on Friday, 19 February.

Other Release Arrangements

At 12.00 noon on 22 February 1999, the Paper will also be released through the Press Gallery, Parliament House and through Government Info Shops. It will also be available on the Publications page of this site.

17 February 1999