Useful Links

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AusIndustry – delivers business programs and is a key source of information and referral over a range of business areas

Australian Business Account - a national service to better manage government-related licences, permits and registrations

Australian Business Licence and Information Service - helps to find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines needed to meet your compliance responsibilities

Australian Bureau of Statistics - We assist and encourage informed decision making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - ensures that businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, friendly societies and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA is funded largely by the industries that it supervises. It was established on 1 July 1998.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - The Australian Securities & Investments Commission is an independent Australian government body that acts as Australia's corporate regulator.

Australian Taxation Office - manages tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australian businesses

ATO Law - The Legal Database is a collection of legal and policy information. Here you have access to much of the material the tax office uses when making decisions

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Business Consultation website - provides opportunities for business owners or industry associations to have their say about government policy and regulation that may affect them or their business

business.gov.au – offers simple and convenient access to essential information on planning, starting and growing a business

business.gov.au Checklist Companion - contains a list of Australian, state and territory government agency contacts to assist when starting and growing a business

business.gov.au iPhone application – free access to essential business information and resources

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The Commonwealth Ombudsman - safeguards the community in its dealings with Australian Government agencies.

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Directory of government and business associations – lists contact details for federal, state, territory and local government agencies, and non-government associations that may be of assistance to businesses

Department of Treasury - The Treasury is engaged in a range of issues from macroeconomic policy settings to microeconomic r eform, climate change to social policy, as well as tax policy and international agreements and forums.

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Fair Work Ombudsman - a gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules

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Privacy Commissioner - The OAIC has three primary functions: • privacy functions, conferred by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and other laws • freedom of information functions, in particular, oversight of the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and review of decisions made by agencies and ministers under that Act • government information policy functions, conferred on the Australian Information Commissioner under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.

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