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Government Organisations

Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Enforces and regulates company and financial services laws to protect consumers, investors and creditors.

Personal Property Securities Register
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is the register where details of security interests in personal property can be registered and searched.

Foreign Investment Review Board
Examines proposals by foreign interests to undertake direct investment in Australia and makes recommendations to the Government under its foreign investment policy.

Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Australia's Government export marketing organisation provides services to enterprises to help them win business overseas and attracts investment to Australia. Austrade operates in more than 100 cities in 60 countries.

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC)
Assists Australian exporters to compete internationally by providing insurance and finance facilities to support their overseas contracts.

Australian Law Online
Provides access to law and justice related information and services from all levels of government.

First Home Owner Grant
To offset the impact of the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST), the Commonwealth has requested that the States and Territories assist first home buyers through the establishment of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG).

State and Territory Stamp Duty Offices

The Office of State Revenue (NSW)
Administers State taxation, collects revenue, outstanding fines and penalties, develops policy and implements legislation relating to State taxation for and on behalf of the people of NSW.

The Office of State Revenue (QLD)
The Office of State Revenue (OSR) is a portfolio office of Queensland Treasury and is responsible for administering the taxation aspects of Queensland Treasury's revenue program.

The State Revenue Office of Victoria
Administers a range of taxes. These include pay-roll tax, duties (formerly known as stamp duty), land tax and debits tax.

RevenueSA (SA)
Manages the State's taxation system in a way that provides maximum value to both Government and Taxpayers. Also responsible for collecting the fixed property component of the Emergency Services Levy and the administration of the First Home Owner Grant.

The Office of State Revenue (WA)
Administers Western Australia's revenue laws and grant & subsidy schemes in a fair and equitable manner for the community.

The ACT Revenue Office
Assists the ACT Government to develop a simple and equitable tax system for the ACT and to implement administrative and regulatory processes for the collection of revenue which are efficient and cost effective for the Government and taxpayers.

The State Revenue Office (Tas)
Responsible for collecting State revenue in a fair, equitable and cost efficient manner on behalf of all Tasmanians.

Territory Revenue Management (NT)
Provides Revenue and subsidy management services to the Territory and to be the first choice for Government.

Financial Institutions

Australian Institute of Credit Management
Provides a range of programs which address the needs of new credit staff, current staff who are seeking to enhance and extend their skill, abilities and career prospects, and for staff who are seeking to move into managerial and supervisory roles.

Industry Associations

Mortgage Industry Association of Australia
Provides service and represents mortgage brokers, mortgage managers, mortgage lenders (bank and non-bank), and originators to assist them develop, foster, and promote the mortgage industry.

Credit Ombudsman Service
Provides consumers with an alternative to legal proceedings for resolving disputes with Credit Ombudsman Members.

Financial Ombudsman Service
The Financial Ombudsman Service fairly and independently resolves disputes between consumers - including some small businesses - and member financial services providers.

Australian Bankers' Association
National organisation of licensed banks in Australia.

Australian Venture Capital Association Limited
Offers a network of venture capital firms, angels, incubators and VC service providers.

Australian Financial Markets Association
National industry body representing almost 200 organisations, who participate in the Australian over-the-counter (OTC) wholesale financial markets.

Industry Regulations

Trade Practices (Industry Codes - Franchising) Regulations 1998
Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting, Attorney-General's Department, Canberra