Find details about Australia's commitments to and implementation of beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 04 April 2024

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  • Australia has set aside "$1.9 million over two years from 2023–24 to establish a public registry of beneficial ownership of companies and other legal vehicles, including trusts" in its national 2023-24 budget [09 May 2023] link to commitment
  • Australia has promised to hold consultations on data standards to underpin beneficial ownership disclosure requirements in 2024 and then consider options for a public register in 2025 as part of its 2024-2025 Open Government Partnership National Action Plan [15 December 2023] link to commitment
  • At the 2016 UK Anti-Corruption Summit, Australia made a commitment to beneficial ownership disclosure. [12 May 2016] link to commitment
  • Australia has included a commitment in an Open Government Partnership National Action Plan to beneficial ownership transparency
  • The Australian Government announced that it will implement a public beneficial ownership register to improve transparency on corporate structures, as part of an announcement on a multinational tax integrity package [05 August 2022] link to commitment