Media releases

2021

Permanent changes to Annual General Meetings and electronic communications

As part of our plan to secure Australia’s economic recovery, the Morrison Government has today introduced into parliament a Bill to modernise the Corporations Act 2001 by permanently allow

Fitch upgrades Australia's outlook and affirms AAA credit rating

In a clear expression of confidence in the Morrison Government’s economic management, Fitch Ratings have affirmed Australia’s AAA credit rating and upgraded its outlook to stable from negative.

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting

Overnight, I participated virtually in the Fourth G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting held in Washington D.C., under the Presidency of Italy.

Insights from the first six months of JobKeeper

Commonwealth Treasury has today released a report, titled ‘

Australia welcomes historic global tax agreement

The Morrison Government welcomes the significant progress made overnight towards the implementation of a global tax agreement which will help ensure that multinationals pay their fair share of ta

Australian Business Growth Fund announces first investment

The Morrison Government welcomes the Australian Business Growth Fund’s (ABGF) inaugural investment.

Additional Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Royal Commission reforms take effect

Consumers and small businesses will benefit from additional protections with the commencement of a further nine recommendations of the Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services Royal Commiss

Final Budget Outcome 2020-­21

The Final Budget Outcome for 2020‑21 shows Australia’s economy is resilient and well‑positioned

Ensuring fair and reasonable returns to class action plaintiffs

The Morrison Government has today released for consultation

Supporting NSW businesses through to reopening

The Morrison and Berejiklian Governments will continue supporting thousands of small and medium-sized businesses until New South Wales is expected to reach 80 per cent vacci

Further support for ACT businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Governments have worked together to continue supporting ACT businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Supporting Victorian businesses through to reopening

A jointly-funded package of grants from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will support thousands of small and medium-sized businesses through the next six weeks at which point

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

The temporary COVID-19 Disaster Payment has supported around 2 million Australians with over $9 billion in payments made since it was announced in June this year.

Queensland tourism industry to benefit from $70m joint Federal State grants

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached agreement to further target $70m from the State and Federal Governments $600m support package to boost support for Queensland’s major touris

Vale John Elliott

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Elliott. A larger than life figure who left an indelible mark on Australia’s corporate, political and sporting life.

Senator the Honourable Scott Ryan

Senator Scott Ryan departs the Parliament after 13 years of distinguished service.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the OECD

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Brendan Pearson as Australia’s next Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Further support for ACT businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Governments have worked together to expand the COVID‑19 Business Support Grants and agree to an additional COVID‑19 Tourism, Accommodatio

Expanding Australia’s tax treaty network to cover 80 per cent of foreign investment

The Morrison Government will expand Australia’s tax treaty network to support the economic recovery and ensure Australian businesses are well placed to take advantage of the opportunities that will

OECD reaffirms Australia's economic resilience

The Morrison Government welcomes the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development’s (OECD) Economic Survey of Australia, which commends the Government’s “strong economic