Media releases

2020

Government response to Treasury consultation on stamping fee exemption

On 27 January 2020 the Morrison Government announced that the Treasury would undertake a public consultation on the merits of the current stamping fee exemption in relation to listed investment com

Update on the implementation of the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Royal Commission

The Morrison Government has today announced a six month deferral to the implementation of commitments associated with the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financi

Making it easier for business to operate during Covid-19

The Morrison Government is today providing certainty to companies and boards about how they can meet their legal obligations over the next six months. 

Update on the economic impacts from the coronavirus

The Morrison Government has taken decisive and unprecedented action to protect Australians and the economy from the effects of the coronavirus, with Government support for t

Release of ACCC Home Loan Price Inquiry interim report

The Morrison Government has today released the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Home Loan Price Inquiry interim report.

Jobkeeper update

The Morrison Government’s historic $130 billion JobKeeper payment will support millions of Australian jobs and help cushion the blow from the severe economic impact from the coronavirus.

Virgin Australia

Today it has been formally announced the board of Virgin Australia has chosen to put the company into voluntary administration.

ACCC mandatory code of conduct to govern the commercial relationship between digital platforms and media companies

The Morrison Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances

Australian Government delivers $2.5 million to support Guide Dogs Victoria

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has today announced $2.5 million in funding for Guide Dogs Victoria which will see the current facilities upgraded t

Reappointments to the Future Fund Board of Guardians

The Government has reappointed Ms Carolyn Kay and Dr Jane Wilson to the Future Fund Board of Guardians (the Board).

Appointment of Chair to the Australian Business Growth Fund

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce Will Hodgman will be the inaugural Chair of the $540m Australian Business Growth Fund (BGF).

IMF expects Australia's economic growth to rebound

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects economic growth in Australia to rebound despite the global economy facing

Jobkeeper payment supporting millions of jobs

The Morrison Government’s historic $1500 fortnightly JobKeeper payment will support millions of Australian jobs as we build a bridge to the other side following the severe economic impact from the

Ted Evans AC

It is with great sadness that I learnt yesterday of the passing of Ted Evans AC. Ted was a giant of the Australian public service and respected far and wide.

Supporting up to $40 billion of lending to SME businesses

The Morrison Government is today making the first round of offers to banks and non-bank lenders to participate in the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme to support small and medium sized businesses (

$130 billion JobKeeper Payment passes the Parliament

Today marked one of the most important days in the Parliament’s history with the passage of legislation to support the Morrison Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment.

AAA credit rating reaffirmed by S&P

Australia’s AAA credit rating has been reaffirmed by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) in an expression of confidence in the Morrison Government’s handling of the coronavirus

Making it easier for charities to access JobKeeper

Charities that are registered with the national regulator will be eligible for the Morrison Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment if they have suffered a 15 per cent decline in tu

GST revenue sharing relativities for 2020-21

Following consultation with the states and territories at the Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting on 1 April 2020, I have accepted the recommendations of the independent Commonwealth Gra

The Australian Business Securitisation Fund Supports SME's

The Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) announced a round of funding from the Australian Business Securitisation Fund (ABSF) to enable smaller lenders to contin