AustLII publishes public legal information including primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example).
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
The Australian Bureau of Statistics site contains a statistical profile of Australia including information on population, government, education, income, transport and industry sectors.
Australian Business Register (ABR)
The Australian Business Register(ABR) is designed to be a comprehensive register of information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). The main objective of the ABR and ABN system is to prevent other businesses from being required to withhold tax from payments, to provide a single number for GST registrations and to provide all levels of government with a unique business identifier. The ABR site can be used to search for business ABNs or to apply for an ABN.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
The Commissioner is the national agency dealing with competition matters and has responsibility for enforcement of the Trade Practices Act and associated State/Territory legislation. The site includes information on issues such as anti-competitive and unfair market practices, mergers or acquisitions of companies, product safety/liability, and third-party access to facilities of national significance.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has established the Tradewatch site to provide information on the latest trade and economic developments in Australia’s trading partners.
The site includes: Australian Government Market Access Priorities; Economic Outlook and Developments; Investing; New Developments; Upcoming Bilateral Economic Events; Useful Contacts; Country Fact Sheets.
Australian Government’s Business Entry Point (BEP)
The Australian Government’s Business Entry Point (BEP) site, contains information on government business initatives, grants, licensing and tendering. It provides contact details for government agencies and industry associations, business case studies, industry information and answers to common business questions.
Australian Government Links
The National Library of Australia is the pre-eminent source for the documentary records of Australia. This site provides a range of useful links on Australia’s system of government, including information on the Constitution, political parties, and State and Territory governments.
Australian Institute of Company Directors
The AICD is the leading representative body for Australia’s company directors and senior officers. It is a member-focused organisation with core activities driven by the needs of directors. This site enables access to other director related sites from around the world.
Australian Parliament House
The Australian Parliament House site provides a range of useful information on Australia’s system of government, political parties and the political process. The site also provides access to bills (and their explanatory memorandums) currently before Parliament.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is one of three Commonwealth government bodies which regulate financial services in Australia. It is the single national regulator of Australia’s 1.2 million companies. This site contains general information on company legal obligations and regulatory requirements.
Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
ASX operates Australia’s primary national stock exchange for equities, derivatives and fixed interest securities. This site contains comprehensive market data and information.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The Australian Taxation Office is a statutory authority responsible for the administration of Australia’s taxation system. This site contains information on taxation issues associated with starting and running a business in Australia.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Legal Database
This site provides access to Public Income Tax, GST and Miscellaneous Public Rulings and Determinations. The site also provides access to taxation legislation and cases.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) / Tax Reform
This site contains a range of useful information on taxation issues associated with GST and the New Business Tax System legislation.
Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE)
The Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE) is the Australian government’s export and investment facilitation agency. This site contains information on Austrade’s services tailored to both Australian and overseas users, including detailed market and country profiles.
Board of Taxation
The Board of Taxation is a non-statutory body established to advise the Government on the development and implementation of taxation legislation and the ongoing operation of the tax system. This site provides access to a range of tax policy information and discussion
The Commonwealth Treasury provides advice to the Commonwealth government on budget policy issues, trends in Commonwealth revenue, taxation policy, retirement income policy, Commonwealth-State financial policy, economic policy issues, market issues, financial system and corporate practice policy issues. This site contains policy documents and provides access to the Division 81 Exempt Taxes, Fees and Charges GST Determination.
Federal Government Home Page Entry Point
The Commonwealth Government Entry Point, offers comprehensive and integrated access to Federal Government information.
You will find a concentrated body of Australian Commonwealth Government information through this site. www.fed.gov.au currently signposts over 500 Federal Government web sites, indexes more than 1,000,000 pages and uses both metadata and free text indexing to ensure it is a comprehensive government portal.
Foreign Investment Review Board
The Foreign Investment Review Board advises the Australian Government on foreign investment policy and its administration. This site provides links to the Board’s annual report, policy summaries and the necessary application forms for proposals under Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy and the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975.
LawSearch Online provides access to Commonwealth legislation. It takes a whole-of-government approach by providing access to current Commonwealth legislation with details about, and linking to Commonwealth Bills, Acts and most subordinate legislation. Repealed legislation or amendments that have been included in a reprint may not be available on LawSearch but are available on SCALEplus which has the full text of the legislation
Law Society of New South Wales
The Law Society of New South Wales is the professional association for solicitors in New South Wales. This site contains a range of information on GST and business tax reform.
Legal Information Retrieval System
SCALEplus is the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department. SCALEplus is an integral part of the Window On The Law initiative to bring low or no-cost access to the law for the community.
NSW State Government Home Page
NSW Government’s website is a gateway to a mountain of information about New South Wales. This site has been designed with visitors in mind. It’s easy to use with links connecting you to as much or as little information as you need
New South Wales Legislation
This site had been developed by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and contains access to consolidated and historical NSW legislation, statutory instruments and regulations.
NSW Office of State Revenue
The Office of State Revenue is one of two offices which comprise the NSW Treasury. OSR administers State taxation, collects revenue, develops policy and implements legislation relating to State taxation for and on behalf of the people of NSW. The Office of Financial Management is responsible for State Government accounting, banking, funding and economic advice.
New South Wales Parliament
The New South Wales Parliament site provides a range of useful information on government in New South Wales. The site also provides access to NSW bills (and their explanatory memorandums) currently before Parliament.
New South Wales Treasury
The New South WalesTreasury provides advice to the New South Wales government on budget policy issues, trends in State revenue and taxation policy. This site contains policy and budget documents.
Reserve Bank of Australia
The Reserve Bank of Australia determines Australia’s monetary policy. The RBA is an active participant in financial markets, manages Australia’s foreign reserves, issues Australian currency notes and serves as banker to the Australian Government.
This site provides statistics – for example, on interest rates, exchange rates and money and credit growth – and a range of publications on its operations and research. It also provides a list of useful links to banking institutions and organisations around the world.
Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA)
The Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA) is an independent taxation organisation representing the interests and opinions of specialist taxation practitioners. Taxation Institute members include a comprehensive cross section of leading accountants, lawyers, tax agents, managers and academics. This site provides a range of topical tax information and provides many tax links.