Media releases

2019

New tax treaty with Israel enters into force

Today, the Morrison Government ratified an historic new tax treaty between Australia and Israel, representing an important milestone in removing tax barriers and facilitating trade and investmen

Appointment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Statistician

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David Gruen as the Australian Statistician to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for a five-year period commencing from 1

First lender appointed for First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

The Morrison Coalition Government has welcomed the announcement of NAB’s appointment to the panel of participating lenders for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.

Second NHFIC bond issued securing more than 360 new affordable homes

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) this week has issued its second bond, valued at $315 million, to secure 360 new social and affordable homes for Australians.

$35m boost for affordable housing in Western Australia

Today, the Morrison Coalition Government, through the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), has announced its biggest investment in affordable housing in Western Australia to

$65m boost for affordable housing in Victoria

As part of the Coalition Government's commitment to increase the supply of affordable housing, a $65 million loan has been provided to Victorian community housing provider, Haven Home Safe, through

Fairer treatment for tax compensation claims

The Government has today released its response to the review of the treatment of small business tax cases under the scheme for Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration (CDDA).<

Driving reform on car repairs

The Coalition Government is committed to progressing the design of a mandatory information sharing scheme for motor vehicle service and repair information.

Supporting first home buyers

The Coalition Government has today released for consultation the draft Investment Mandate for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (the Scheme) which will help eligible first home buyers

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