Media releases

2022

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.  

Measuring benefits of blue carbon ecosystems

A new project capturing information about the environmental and economic benefits of blue carbon ecosystems will improve our understanding of our relationship with the ocean.

Work underway on crypto asset reforms

The Albanese Government will improve the way Australia’s regulatory system manages crypto assets, to keep up with developments and provide greater protections for consumers.

Increase to penalties for breaches of competition and consumer law

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to protect Australian households and help ease the cost of living by increasing penalties for breaches of competition and cons

Historic charities consultation begins

The nation’s largest consultation with Australian charities commences today, as sector representatives meet to discuss how to reverse the collapse in community life.

Public consultation begins on Multinational Tax Integrity and Transparency

The Albanese Government has released a discussion paper for public consultation on our election commitment to ensure that multinationals pay their fair share.

Labor delivering on promise to ban unfair contract terms

The Government is delivering its election commitment to make unfair contract terms illegal, protecting small businesses and the hard-working Australians they employ.

Increase to foreign investment fees and penalties

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to increase foreign investment fees and penalties.

Appointment of acting Charities Commissioner

The Albanese Government has appointed Ms Deborah Jenkins as the acting Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, following the resignation of Dr Gary Johns, effective

$1 billion ATO settlement shows the importance of ensuring multinationals pay their fair share

The Australian Government welcomes the settlement reached between the Australian Tax Office and Rio Tinto, which will pay approximately $1 billion in one of the largest tax settlements in Australia

Multi-million dollar boost to Australia’s charities

The charity sector will save millions of dollars every year as reforms to reduce the burden on the sector take effect today, allowing more money to go towards supporting Australians and building st

Australian Government driving down the cost of car repairs

Australian drivers will soon have the freedom to have their vehicle serviced by any mechanic, meaning more choice for repairs and more cash in their pocket.

The resignation of Gary Johns

I welcome the news that the Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission, Gary Johns, has tendered his resignation.