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  • 10-December-2014

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    Key findings for Australia: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

    The tax burden in Australia increased by 1 percentage point from 26.3% to 27.3% in 20121. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Australian standard GST rate of 10% is one of the lowest in the OECD. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

  • 1-December-2014

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    Key findings on migration in Australia 2014

    Permanent migration under Australia’s Migration and Humanitarian Programmes rose by 7.7% in 2012-13 with 214 000 visas issued.

  • 16-November-2014

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    G20: OECD to help monitor growth and gender commitments

    Leaders of the G20 countries meeting at their Summit in Brisbane, Australia, have called on the OECD and IMF to monitor their commitment to boost economic growth and create jobs.

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  • 15-November-2014

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Brisbane, from 12 to 16 November 2014

    Mr. Angel Gurría was in Brisbane to attend the G20 Leaders' Summit on 15-16 November. Prior to the Summit, the Secretary-General attended a G20 Finance Ministers Meeting, as well as L20 and B20 meetings.

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  • 14-November-2014

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    Value in Pharmaceutical Pricing: Australia Country Profile

    This country profile describes in details the Australian pharmaceutical system, including decision-making processes for regulatory approval, reimbursement and pricing; assessment guidelines; institution and stakeholders involved and specific policies for new high cost drugs, when available.

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  • 14-November-2014

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    L20 Summit: Inequality and Inclusive Growth

    We must be careful to ensure that G20 growth strategies not only boost growth and jobs, but also address inequalities. This requires win-win policies that combine strong economic growth with improvements in all those aspects of life that matter for people’s wellbeing – good health, jobs and skills, and a clean environment, security, civic engagement, work-life balance, etc...

  • 13-November-2014

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    Jobs, unemployment and government action

    The world economy is still suffering from the strains of the longest crisis of modern times, and nowhere is this more evident than in the high unemployment numbers. In this OECD Observer Roundtable, we asked a cross-section of ministers: “What actions are you taking to create more and better jobs in your economy?”

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Australia’s G20 presidency: Bringing benefits for everyone

    Each G20 presidency faces its own challenges. A presidency must respond to global economic conditions, it must build on previous work, and it must seize opportunities to progress with reforms where members can reach consensus.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Australia’s G20 Presidency and the OECD: Joining forces to address the challenge of stronger growth

    The Australian G20 presidency has made a critical and decisive contribution to reinforcing the effectiveness and impact of the Group of 20 (G20). Under Australia’s chairmanship, the work of the G20 has gained in coherence and strength, which should reinforce our joint efforts to boost and sustain future growth. Our organisation is proud to have contributed significantly to these achievements.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Australia and the G20: From commitments to outcomes

    Over the past few years we have witnessed some challenging times. When Australia took the reins of the G20 presidency nearly a year ago, the global economy was still recovering from one of the most severe recessions of modern times.

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