Media releases

2024

World leading country-by-country reporting introduced to parliament

The Government has introduced provisions to establish one of the world’s most comprehensive public country‑by‑country reporting regimes in a major step forward for tax transparency.

Appointments – associate members to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Albanese Government has appointed Mr Adam Suckling and Dr John Small as part‑time associate members of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Consumer and small business advocates to have special powers to raise complaints

Applications are now open for interested consumer and small business advocates to apply to become a designated complainant – allowing them to submit complaints to the competition and consumer watch

Merger reform for a more competitive economy

The Albanese Government will reform Australia’s merger rules to boost competition and productivity in our economy.

Release of Food and Grocery Code Review interim report

Today we have released the interim report of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct independent review, commissioned by the Albanese Government.

Consultation on non-compete clauses and other worker restraints

The Government is today releasing an issues paper

Parliament passes Labor’s designated complaints measure – consultations now open on further details

Yesterday the Parliament passed the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Fair Go for Consumers and Small Business) Bill 2024.

Putting in place a minimum tax for multinationals

The Albanese Government is taking the next steps to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of tax.

Tax treaty expansion consultations open

The Albanese Government is working to expand Australia’s global relationships with

New data shows 1 in 5 Australian employers used non‑compete clauses

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has today released results from a survey of employers on the use of restraint clauses, revealing that 1 in 5 Australian businesses (21 per cent) used non‑c

Dr Craig Emerson, Sally McMahon and Katrina Groshinski appointed to National Competition Council

The Albanese Government has appointed Dr Craig Emerson and Ms Sally McMahon and reappointed Ms Katrina Groshinski as a part‑time Councillors to the National Competition Council each from 23 Februar

Improving competition by empowering consumers and small businesses

Consumer and small business advocates will now have special powers to raise significant and systemic issues with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for investigation.

Increasing global tax transparency

The Albanese Government is delivering on its promise to make multinational companies pay their fair share with consultations opening on exposure draft legislation to establish one of the world’s mo

Review to get a better deal for families and farmers

Australians will have the opportunity to have their say on how the supermarket sector is impacting the rising cost-of-living, with consultations opening as part of an independent review of the Food

Government launches ACCC inquiry into supermarket prices

The Albanese Government has formally issued a direction to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate pricing and competition in the supermarket sector to ensure Australians

Government to launch ACCC inquiry into supermarket prices

The Albanese Government will direct the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate pricing and competition in the supermarket sector to ensure Australians are paying a fai

Appointment of Dr Craig Emerson as Independent Reviewer of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct

The Albanese Government has appointed Dr Craig Emerson to lead the 2023–24 review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (the Code) to ensure that the supermarket sector is working as it should.

2023

Australia to negotiate new tax treaties with Ukraine and Brazil

The Australian Government is expanding its tax treaty negotiation program to work towards its first tax treaties with Ukraine and Brazil, and to update treaties with New Zealand, the Republic of Ko

Government delivering on ACCC designated complaints function

The Albanese Government is delivering on the Government’s Better Competition election commitment, with the release of draft legislation which creates a designated complaints function within the Aus

King Charles III now on Australian coins

The first coins featuring the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III have now been manufactured by the Royal Australian Mint and released into circulation.