Media releases

2019

APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting in Chile

On 14-15 October, I represented Australia at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Santiago, Chile.

Supporting first home buyers

First home buyers will be able to enter the property market sooner after the Coalition Government passed new laws through the Parliament today to implement the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (the S

Appointment – Financial Reporting Council – New Zealand External Reporting Board member

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Michele Embling as a part-time member of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), representing the New Zealand External Reporting Board (XRB).

New quad bike standard to save lives

The Australian Government is improving the safety of quad bikes with the introduction of a new safety standard to protect the community, Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar

2020-21 Pre-Budget submissions

The Government is seeking submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views for priorities for the 2020-21 Budget.

New Israel tax treaty introduced into Parliament today

Today, the Government introduced legislation for a new tax treaty between Australia and Israel, further deepening our strong bilateral relationship.

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019

The Government is introducing changes that will amend the tax legislation to assist older Australians and help farmers and tourism operators.

Supporting first home buyers

Today the Morrison Government introduced legislation to implement the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (the Scheme), and the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation's (NHFIC) new resear

Morrison Government to waive Tasmania’s housing debt to Commonwealth

The Australian Government is continuing to address housing affordability and homelessness concerns by today agreeing to waive Tasmania’s housing-related debt to the Commonwealth.

Sale of Bulimba Barracks

Defence has entered into a contract with Shayher Group for the sale of the Bulimba Barracks site in Brisbane.

New housing data dashboard goes live

The Morrison Government is continuing its focus on social and affordable housing by today announcing the release of a new housing data dashboard from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Taskforce seeks feedback on fairness in franchising

The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the Issues Paper by the Franchising Taskforce.

Delivering the assisted living needs of the future

Australians will live in their homes longer using cutting-edge technology in ‘smart homes’.

Foreign vendors of Australian property no longer able to skip town

Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, today announced the Government’s foreign resident capital gains tax (CGT) withholding laws have raised more than $1 billion since

Improving the integrity of Australia’s tax and superannuation systems

The Morrison Government is introducing changes that will amend the tax legislation to stop tax avoidance, protect the integrity of Australia's tax and superannuation systems, and save businesses ti

$40 million loan to support social and affordable housing projects across Sydney

The Morrison Government's housing finance body is forging ahead with loans to boost the supply of social and affordable housing, today announcing approval of a $40 million, 10-year low-interest loa

First NHFIC construction loan accelerates supply of social and affordable housing

The Morrison Government's action to increase and accelerate the supply of social and affordable housing achieved a significant milestone today with the announcement of the National Housing Finan

New laws to combat illicit tobacco imports

The Australian Government is stepping up the fight against illicit tobacco, with the commencement today of new laws that protect Australia's borders from the importation of smuggled tobacco product

Downsizer contributions reach $1 billion

Older Australians downsizing from their family homes have contributed $1 billion to their superannuation funds, building up retirement incomes and freeing up housing for younger families, Minister

Taking action against the black economy

The Morrison Government is taking decisive action in the fight against the black economy with a number of new measures taking effect on 1 July 2019.