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Media releases

2021

Australian Business Securitisation Fund Review

The Morrison Government has commenced a review of the $2 billion Australian Business Securitisation Fund (ABSF) facility.

Productivity Commission appointment

The Morrison Government has reappointed Professor Stephen King as a part‑time Commissioner of the Productivity Commission (the PC) for a further five‑year period commencing from 1 January 2022.

Reforms to bring greater transparency and accountability to proxy advice

The Morrison Government is strengthening the transparency and accountability of proxy advice services, and improving the disclosure of superannuation funds’ voting records on company resolutions th

Gina Cass-Gottlieb appointed as Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chair

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce that Ms Gina Cass‑Gottlieb has now been officially appointed as the Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a five‑year

2021-22 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The 2021‑22 Mid‑Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) underscores the importance of sticking to the plan to secure Australia’s strong recovery from the greatest economic shock since the Great De

Morrison Government puts charity fundraising reform on national agenda

The Morrison Government has agreed with all states and territories to develop a national fundraising framework which will reduce red tape faced by charities while retaining safeguards to maintain p

Consumers to benefit from expansion of Consumer Data Right

The Morrison Government is expanding the Consumer Data Right (CDR) to make it easier for consumers and small businesses to undertake everyday tasks such as making payments, opening and closing acco

Government nominates Gina Cass-­Gottlieb as Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairperson

The Morrison Government has nominated Ms Gina Cass‑Gottlieb to be the next Chairperson of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Appointment – Foreign Investment Review Board – Chair

The Morrison Government has today reappointed Mr David Irvine AO as the Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) for a further two-year period.

ACCC confirms electricity prices have continued to fall under Morrison Government

Household electricity prices across the National Electricity Market (NEM) have fallen to eight-year lows under the Morrison Government, driven by key government reforms, including the default marke

Productivity Commission review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement

As part of its mandate to review nationally significant sector‑wide agreements, the Productivity Commission will conduct its scheduled review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHH

Extending support for small and medium sized businesses

The Morrison Government is continuing to back Australia’s small business-led recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by extending the SME Recover Loan Scheme by a further six months to 30 June 2022.

A national approach to reducing overlapping regulations

National Cabinet has committed to eliminate unnecessary red tape and duplication across different levels of government.

Reappointment of Martin Wallace as Councillor, National Competition Council

The Morrison Government has today reappointed Mr Martin Wallace as a part‑time Councillor of the National Competition Council (NCC) for a further two-year period.

Productivity Commission review into Australia’s maritime logistics system

The Morrison Government has tasked the Productivity Commission with undertaking an independent review into long‑term structural issues affecting the productivity of Australia’s maritime logistics s

Reforming Australia’s payments system for the digital age

The Morrison Government has today unveiled the most significant reforms to Australia’s payment systems in more than 25 years.

IMF commends Australia's strong pandemic response

The Morrison Government welcomes the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest assessment of the Australian economy, which highlights that Australia’s “strong health and economic policies allowed

News Media Bargaining Code delivering for regional Australia

The Morrison Government has today welcomed the announcement of more than 50 new ABC journalists working in communities across regional Australia following deals struck with Facebook and

Preserving Australia's at-risk collections with $47 million

The Morrison Government is investing more than $47 million to digitise and preserve collection material held by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), and seven other National Collecting Insti

Appointment to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Liza Carver as a full‑time member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a five‑year period starting 1 March 2022.