Referral to the Australian Federal Police of the PwC-Collins matter
Statement from Secretary to the Treasury, Dr Steven Kennedy PSM
PwC Australia’s former head of international tax, Mr Peter Collins, improperly used confidential Commonwealth information.
The emails that the Tax Practitioners Board tabled in Parliament on 2 May 2023 highlighted the significant extent of the unauthorised disclosure of confidential Commonwealth information and the wide range of individuals within PwC who were directly and indirectly privy to the confidential information.
In light of these recent revelations and the seriousness of this misconduct, the Treasury has referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police to consider commencement of a criminal investigation.