Media releases

2022

Appointments – Associate Members (cross appointees) – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Albanese Government has today reappointed Ms Nerida O’Loughlin PSM and Mr James Cameron, and appointed Dr Derek Johnston, as part‑time Associate Members of the Australian Competition and Cons

Final commemorative coin design featuring Queen Elizabeth II effigy released

Today, the Royal Australian Mint has released the design of the obverse side to be used on commemorative Australian coins following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Avoiding charity scams over Christmas

The Albanese Government is urging Australians to give generously to charities over the Christmas period but to be aware of fake charity scams.

Supporting tourism and accommodation providers to set their own prices

The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to support tourism and accommodation providers to set their own prices when guests contact them to book directly.

Susan Woodward to head Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Susan Woodward AM as the full-time Commissioner to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) for a five-year period commencing on 12 De

Charities consultations conclude in Darwin

The nation’s largest charity consultation reached Darwin yesterday, as the Albanese Government meets with charities across the country to discuss how to rebuild their role in communities.

Tax treaty network expansion

The Albanese Government will expand Australia’s tax treaty network to support its commitment to boost international trade and investment, provide improved certainty to taxpayers and guard against t

ACCC report into digital platform services

The Albanese Government welcomes the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest report into digital platform services.

Beneficial ownership register - consultation

The Albanese Government has opened consultation on the design features for the first phase of a publicly available beneficial ownership register.

Ensuring large corporates pay their fair share of tax

The Albanese Government is committed to improving compliance, closing tax loop-holes and enhancing transparency to ensure that there’s money for the services Australians expect.

Joint media release of the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand, on the occasion of the APEC Finance Ministers meeting, 19-20 October 2022

"We express our unwavering support for APEC and are fully committed to helping Thailand, as APEC Chair in 2022, deliver a successful host year.

2022 APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting

This week I will be representing the Treasurer at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

Australia signs tax treaty with Iceland

The Albanese Government has signed a new tax treaty with Iceland, the first of its kind between the two nations.

Public nominations process begins for ACNC Advisory Board

The Albanese Government has committed to partner with Australia’s charities and not-for-profits to build the capacity of the sector and enhance the role of charities building community and boosting

Statement of progress on harmonisation of fundraising laws

The Albanese Government is working with charities and supporting State and Territory governments to harmonise fundraising laws.

International corporate tax reforms - consultations

The Albanese Government has opened consultations on international corporate tax reforms as part of its commitment to ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax.

Albanese Government ends limbo for eight environmental organisations

Eight organisations have been added to the Register of Environmental Organisations (REO) as the Albanese Government continues to work through the backlog of advocacy organisations left in limbo by

More competition and better prices

The Albanese Government is introducing legislation to protect Australian households and ease the cost of living by increasing penalties for breaches of competition and consumer law.

Labor’s making our contract law fairer

Small businesses and the hard‑working Australians they employ will soon have greater protections as the Albanese Labor Government delivers on its election commitment to outlaw unfair contract terms

Funding the Australian Bureau of Statistics to better collect data on disadvantage

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will receive an additional $4 million to better measure barriers and incentives to labour force participation.