Media releases


Strengthening the Reserve Bank of Australia

The Australian Government is determined to ensure that all of our institutions are fully equipped for whatever challenges lie ahead.

Government to increase the debt limit

The August 2013 Economic Statement and the 2013 Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook (PEFO) outlined that Commonwealth Government Securities (CGS) on issue were expected to reach the existing d

Coalition commences National Commission of Audit

The Coalition Government today announces the commencement of the National Commission of Audit. The Commission is an essential step in addressing Labor's record of waste and mismanagement.

Parliamentary Budget Office confirms Coalition’s prudent election costings

The independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has confirmed in its post-election analysis that the Coalition’s policies would lead to a substantial improvement in the Budget bottom line.

IMF October 2013 World Economic Outlook (WEO)

The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook (WEO) confirms the risks ahead for the Australian and global economy.

Treasurer to visit Washington D.C. and New York

Today I will commence an official visit to Washington D.C.

Foreign investment application: Archer Daniels Midland Company’s proposed acquisition of Graincorp Limited

Today I have signed an interim order under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 to extend the statutory time period for a decision on Archer Daniels Midland Company’s proposed a

Release of 2012-13 Final Budget Outcome

Today’s Final Budget Outcome confirms the deteriorating state of the Budget under six years of Labor.

Australia-Indonesia steps towards a regional infrastructure financing market

I have just completed a two day visit to Indonesia for the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting.

Bilateral Meeting of Indonesian Minister of Finance Basri and Australian Treasurer Hockey

On this occasion of Indonesia’s hosting of the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting, we were able to take time to meet to discuss the key economic issues facing our two nations.

Treasurer to attend APEC Ministers' Meeting

Tomorrow and Friday I will attend the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.