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  • Black economy

    The black economy is a significant economic issue that affects all of us. It refers to both dishonest and criminal activities that take place outside of, or involves misuse or abuse of the tax and regulatory systems.

    Black economy activity undermines the integrity of Australian society by reducing funds for essential community services, such as:

    • health – including Medicare and hospitals
    • education – including schools and teachers
    • transport and infrastructure – including airports, roads and railways
    • community services – for example, when natural disasters occur.

    We are committed to tackling the black economy and creating a level playing field for all.

    You can help protect Australia from the black economy. By playing your part, you help keep the system fair for everyone.

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    Last modified: 27 Mar 2019QC 58310