April 2005 Melbourne

The 2005 Forum was held in Melbourne and covered a wide range of discussion points relating to the development of a single economic market, a common border encompassing Australia and New Zealand and merits of collaboration on issues of joint interest, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Melbourne Forum contributed to establishing the Joint Trans-Tasman Council on Banking Supervision to enhance cooperation on the supervision of trans-Tasman banks; the Australia-New Zealand Tax Review; and the Australian and New Zealand joint High level Steering Group to improve the efficiency of trans-Tasman people and goods movement.