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Media Release 323/07/2001

Review of Community Consultation Arrangements – KPMG Online Survey

The Chairman of the Board of Taxation, Mr Dick Warburton, today urged
interested members of the community to respond to an on-line survey released
by KPMG Australia for the Board’s review of community consultation on
the development of taxation legislation.

The KPMG survey and further information on the Board’s review of consultation
arrangements can be accessed via the Board of Taxation’s internet site
at www.taxboard.gov.au.

‘The survey is an essential part of the work being undertaken by KPMG
on behalf of the Board and is expected to generate crucial information
for the development of recommendations on improved consultation arrangements’,
Mr Warburton stated.

Over 600 individuals and organisations, including taxpayer associations,
business representatives, tax practitioners, welfare organisations and
other community groups have already received an invitation from KPMG to
respond to the survey. Mr Warburton today extended this invitation to
all those in the general community with an interest in taxation consultation
arrangements.

Mr Warburton announced on 15 May 2001 that the Board had engaged KPMG
Australia to assist the Board’s review of consultation arrangements through
the preparation of a report that examines the goals of consultation and
recommends best practice principles, including operational improvements,
possible feedback mechanisms and performance measures.