Media releases

2019

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.

$1.5 million community housing grant program launched

Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, today welcomed the launch of the $1.5 million Capacity Building Program aimed at facilitating the delivery of additional social and aff