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21 Sep 2014 - 12:45pm
Today concludes the Cairns meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. This is our third meeting this year, and let me say it was marked by a strong spirit of cooperation, helped no doubt by the wonderful Cairns community and environment. The main outcome from this meeting was the excellent progress we are making towards meeting our ambitious target from Sydney to lift global economic growth by 2 per cent over the next five years.
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21 Sep 2014 - 9:45am
Richard Goyder, B20 Chair: Good morning everyone and thanks for joining us. I'm joined by Robert Milliner, who’s the B20 Sherpa, and David Thodey, who’s been the coordinating chair of our Infrastructure and Investment Taskforce.
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20 Sep 2014 - 4:45pm
This is an opportunity to hear from the various engagements groups that have done so much work as part of the G20 process. It is an opportunity for a number of finance ministers and central bank governors to hear first-hand from all the key groups that have worked so hard at various meetings right around Australia, in fact, right around the world as part of the consultation process of the G20.
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20 Sep 2014 - 4:30pm
Cassandra Goldie, C20: Thanks very much. We’re here this morning representing the civil society participation in this very important national process, international process, of coming together with Finance Ministers this weekend leading up to the global leaders of the G20 at a time when, I think, we all recognise that we are facing some very significant global challenges and that we have a shared interest and desire for this process of the G20 to be a serious success.
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20 Sep 2014 - 4:15pm
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we will begin. Outside we had a traditional welcome to country but we had to indigenous families in the local area, and I'm very pleased to welcome Jeanette Singleton to the microphone to welcome us to Yirranydji land. Thank you very much.
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20 Sep 2014 - 3:00pm
Good morning. Thanks a lot for joining us this morning for the press conference on the outcome of the FSB meeting. We thought we would use this opportunity to present the work jointly done by the International Organisation of Securities Commission and Committee of the Payments and Markets Infrastructure in the Bank of International Settlement. I would immediately ask Greg Medcraft, who’s the chairman of IOSCO, to say a few words and Benoit Coeure who’s the chairman of an CPMI, to say a few words. Any questions you may have afterwards.
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20 Sep 2014 - 3:00pm
This is an opportunity to hear from the various engagement groups that have done so much work as part of the G20 process. It is an opportunity for a number of finance ministers and central bank governors to hear first-hand from all the key groups that have worked so hard at various meetings right around Australia, in fact right around the world, as part of the consultation process of the G20.
Media Release
20 Sep 2014 - 12:45pm
G20 Finance Ministers have agreed to tackle base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) to make sure companies pay their fair share of tax. We have also agreed to increase transparency and crack down on tax evasion. In 2013, we unanimously agreed to a 15 point BEPS Action Plan. This will help secure our revenue bases by limiting the opportunities for double non-taxation and ensuring a globally coordinated approach to international tax challenges.
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20 Sep 2014 - 12:15pm
Good morning, everyone. It's a great pleasure for me to be here with the Secretary-General of the OECD, Ángel Gurría, and the Tax Commissioner for Australia, Chris Jordan. An important part of our G20 agenda, hugely important part, is our tax and how we can improve the quality of information that's exchanged between countries in relation to tax paid by individuals and multinationals. And we have a three-prong agenda.
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20 Sep 2014 - 12:15pm
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