Media Releases

2019

Treasury Portfolio Appointments

I am pleased to announce a number of appointments.

Release of Quad Bike safety recommendation

The Morrison Government is committed to increasing quad bike safety and is today releasing the ACCC’s comprehensive investigative

Coalition responds to Auditor Discipline Review

I am pleased to release the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)’s Auditor Disciplinary Processes: Review and the Morrison Gover

PRRT gas transfer pricing arrangements - consultation paper released

The Morrison Government is delivering on its commitment to ensure the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) better reflects Australia's petroleum industry by releasing a consultation paper on gas tran

Coalition putting super members first

The Morrison Government has passed through the Parliament a comprehensive package of legislation that will further improve outcomes for superannuation members and enhance the powers of the prudenti

Strengthening the Food and Grocery Code

Today the Morrison Government has released draft amendments to the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (Code) for public consultation.

Craft brewers better off

The Morrison Government has taken a massive step to assist the thriving craft brewing sector.

Taking action on the Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services Royal Commission

Going further by expanding ASIC powers

The Coalition Government has passed legislation through the Parliament to introduce design and distribution obligations for all financial and credit

Coalition supporting the recovery from the Queensland floods

The Morrison Government stands by Queensland primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations in the wake of the devastating floods earlier this year – last night passing legislatio

Proposals to reduce costs of employee share scheme for small businesses

The Morrison Government has today released a consultation paper on proposed reforms to encourage small businesses to offer employee share schemes to help them attract, retain employees and grow the

Coalition expanding retail investor access to corporate bonds

The Morrison Government has today committed to consult on further reforms to develop the corporate bond market.

Coalition to scope superannuation consumer advocate options

The Morrison Government is continuing to put superannuation members first, today announcing our intention to establish a superannuation consumer advocate and calling for expressions of interest.

Coalition issuing button battery safety alert

The Morrison Government has today issued a safety warning notice to the public regarding risks associated with button batteries.

Further strengthening the unfair contract term protections for small businesses

The Morrison Government will further strengthen protections to all small business from unfair contract terms (UCTs).

New tax treaty signed with Israel

Today, Australia and Israel have signed a new tax treaty which will open further opportunities for bilateral trade and investment.

Food and Grocery Code reforms to foster healthy commercial dealings

I am pleased to release the Morrison Government’s response to the independent Review of

Increasing integrity in government procurement

The Morrison Government is leading by example through its new procurement policy that will enhance the integrity of supply chains and government procurement processes.

Coalition reduces ASIC search fees and amends ASIC industry funding model

The Morrison Government has reduced and removed fees for accessing certain information from ASIC's online registries.

New regulations to combat illicit tobacco imports

The Morrison Government is continuing the fight against illicit tobacco with new regulations introduced to combat the importation of smuggled tobacco products.

CFR & ATO report on SMSF borrowing arrangements

A report by the Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has found that assets held by self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) under 'limited recourse borrow