Media releases

2024

Next step in helping more Queenslanders into home ownership

The Albanese Labor Government’s Help to Buy scheme has taken another step forward as Queensland becomes the first state to pass its legislation to deliver the shared equity scheme.

Passage of reforms to improve small business payment times

The Albanese Labor Government’s legislation to improve payment times for small businesses has passed the House of Representatives.

Building more homes for renters

The Albanese Labor Government is working to boost the construction of rental housing as part of our comprehensive $32 billion Homes for Australia plan.

Hundreds more homes for NSW residents

More than 700 people will have a safe and affordable home to live in with the restoration of 290 previously uninhabitable, vacant homes by the New South Wales Government, delivered with $25 million

Delivering new action to improve small business payment times

The Albanese Labor Government is levelling the playing field for Australia’s 2.5 million small businesses and taking new action to improve payment times.

Delivering more homes for Australians who need them in Sydney

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering more homes for New South Wales residents who need them with 51 new units nearing completion in Riverwood.

Easing the pressure on Australia’s small businesses

The Albanese Labor Government is easing the pressure on small businesses with last week’s Budget committing more than $10 million in mental health and financial counselling support.

Albanese Labor government delivering more homes across North West Tassie

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering more homes for Tasmanians who need them with 48 new houses nearing completion in West Ulverstone.

Budget delivers for Australia’s small businesses

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering a better deal for Australia’s small businesses and laying the strong foundation for future growth in our economy.

Homes for Australia Plan: delivering more homes for Australians

The Albanese Labor Government is turbocharging the construction of new homes across the country – building more homes for home buyers, more homes for renters and more homes for Australians in every

Multi-billion-dollar investment to build more homes for Australians

The Albanese Labor Government will make significant new housing investments in next week’s Budget to help deliver our comprehensive Homes for Australia plan.

Growing Australia’s construction workforce to build more homes

The Albanese Labor Government is investing $90.6 million to boost the number of skilled workers in the construction and housing sector, as part of a big focus on housing in the 2024–25 Budget.

Albanese Labor Government delivering a fairer deal for the franchising sector

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to a fair playing field in franchising and is taking new action to improve the $135 billion sector which includes thousands of small businesses.

Small businesses taking advantage of cyber support

Australia’s small businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of support being delivered by the Albanese Labor Government to deal with cyber threats.

More affordable homes for key workers in Sydney

Work has begun on a new housing development supported by the Albanese Labor Government that will deliver more affordable homes for key workers in Schofields.

Helping more Queenslanders into home ownership

The Albanese Labor Government welcomes the introduction of state legislation to deliver Help to Buy in Queensland which will assist more Australians into their own homes.

Consumer and small business advocates to have special powers to raise complaints

Applications are now open for interested consumer and small business advocates to apply to become a designated complainant – allowing them to submit complaints to the competition and consumer watch

Reforms strengthen small business access to procurement

The Albanese Labor Government recognises the important contribution small businesses make to the Australian economy and is committed to a level playing field for small businesses when competing for

Delivering more help for Australian home buyers

The Albanese Labor Government is taking another step to deliver Help to Buy to bring home ownership back into reach for 40,000 low and middle income families.

New partnership to drive more homes for Tasmanians

The Albanese Labor Government’s Social Housing Accelerator will help to transform the lives of more Tasmanians with a new development to deliver 15 homes in Hobart.