Media releases

2024

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.

Avoiding charity scams this summer

The Albanese Government encourages Australians to be generous in supporting charities, while remaining vigilant against fraudulent charity scams.

Release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on philanthropic giving

Today the Productivity Commission has released the draft report of its once‑in‑a‑generation review of philanthropic giving in Australia.

Australia signs tax treaty with Portugal

The Government has signed a new tax treaty with Portugal, representing the first tax treaty between the two nations.

A fairer and more competitive supermarket sector

The Australian Government welcomes the publication of the 2022-23 Annual Report of the Independent Reviewer of the Food and Grocery Code.

Australians urged to give generously

Tuesday 28 November is ‘Giving Tuesday’. Created eleven years ago, Giving Tuesday follows the shopping day ‘Black Friday’.

Consultation on merger reform

The Albanese Government is reviewing merger rules and processes to ensure they support competitive markets, economic dynamism, and better outcomes for the Australian people.

Holding large corporates to account on tax

The Albanese Government is committed to holding large corporates to account by enhancing transparency to ensure that they are paying the right amount of tax.

Unfair contract terms banned from today

The Albanese Government’s additional protections for small businesses and consumers take effect today outlawing unfair contract terms to help level the playing field in negotiations between big cor

Iceland tax treaty brings new trade opportunities

Australia’s first tax treaty with Iceland is now in force, bringing new opportunities to trade, invest and connect with its thriving economy.