Media releases

2019

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