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CCH Australia Today Co-hosted Cutting Red Tape Event in Canberra
CCH co-hosted, with The Group of 100, a Cutting Red Tape event attended by Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP; revealed Prime Minister Abbott wrote legislation head notes for CCH in the early 80s.
Sydney, Australia, 27 March 2014 – CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer and global leader in tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals today co-hosted—with The Group of 100—a Cutting Red Tape event at Parliament House Canberra with Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.
In launching the event today Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP delivered a message in which he said, “I send my best wishes to CCH as you consider the Government’s deregulation agenda. I encourage CCH to be part of this work; identifying unproductive red tape and ensuring that we have better regulation with lower costs and less duplication. There will be many more repeal days and that means many more roundtables, such as this.”
Prime Minister Abbott and Mr Frydenberg issued a joint press release 19 March entitled, ‘Reducing Red Tape to Build a Strong and Prosperous Economy’ after announcing a corresponding website - - on 17 March. Highlights of the Reducing Red Tape initiative include the repletion of 10,000 ‘unnecessary and counter-productive pieces of legislation and regulations’, the removal of more than 50,000 pages of unnecessary and costly legislation and regulations impacting Australian businesses, community groups and households, and measures to make it easier for small businesses to do business with Government.
CEO of Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific, Russell Evans, alluded to the compelling range of Cutting Red Tape benefits CCH’s customers will welcome—from small-to medium-sized enterprises and the accounting firms that serve them to prominent law firms and Top 2000 corporates. He also spoke fondly of Mr Abbott being a member of the CCH Alumni. “Mr Abbott worked for CCH Australia as a contractor headnoter in the early 80s, while he was still at the seminary,” Mr Evans revealed.
Chief Financial Officers from Australia’s top 2,000 organisations as well as Government officials and members of the media attended the CCH Australia / Group of 100 ‘Cutting Red Tape’ event in Reps Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House Canberra.

Editor’s Note: Photographs and videos available on request.
For more information, please contact:

Greg Conway
Corporate Communications Manager, Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific

T: +61 2 9857 1886 | Mb. +61 (0)408 290 412 |
About CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer
CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer ( is a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913 globally and in Australia since 1968. Among its market-leading solutions are CCH iFirm™, CCH® IntelliConnect®, The ProSystem fx® Suite, CCH Capital Gains Tax Reporter® and the CCH Australian Master Tax Guide®. CCH Australia is based in North Ryde, Sydney. Follow us on Twitter @cchaustralia. Wolters Kluwer ( is a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
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