There is a new report released by the Australian government that explicitly states it will be a policy to remove the GST for cryptocurrencies, which is like a VAT, consumption tax:
“Removing the ‘double taxation’ treatment for GST on digital currencies and applying adequate anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules may facilitate further developments or use in the future,
If the global economic stagnation continues, more governments will likely seek to boost the economy with liberalizing regulations. It won't be politically popular to crack down on "fintech", of which bitcoin falls under the umbrella. In Europe, where the economic situation is far worse than Australia, there's a pretty lax attitude to bitcoin and crypto in general. The bigger problem for traders has been in America, where regulators are still very strict on the products which can be sold and who may trade them.