Media releases


More than 50,000 Australians helped into home ownership

The Albanese Government has helped more than 50,000 Australians into home ownership in the 12 months since the election.

Small Business Ministers meet in Hobart

Today the Minister for Small Business Julie Collins chaired a meeting of her state and territory counterparts in Hobart.

Budget delivers for small business

The Albanese Government knows that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and our communities, and our Budget invests in the security and certainty they need to thrive.

Billions to boost housing and affordability

The Albanese Government's second Budget will enable billions of dollars of investment in new social and affordable housing, incentivise new long-term rentals and provide additional support for low-

Government welcomes new support for $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund

The Albanese Government welcomes new support for the Housing Australia Future Fund from the Jacqui Lambie Network and calls on all Senators to back this important investment in social and affordabl

Innovative new partnership to help more Canberran women into home ownership

Canberran women facing rental stress or at risk of homelessness will soon have a path to home ownership through an innovative Build-to-Rent-to-Buy pilot program backed by the Federal and ACT Govern

Small Business Energy Incentive

Small business operators will be front and centre in next month’s Budget with a new tax incentive to help propel their energy transformation.

Helping more Australians into home ownership

The Albanese Labor Government will help more Australians into home ownership sooner through a significant expansion of criteria for the Home Guarantee Scheme. 

Billions to boost social and affordable rental homes

The Albanese Labor Government is taking a number of actions in next month’s Budget to improve the supply of rental housing, including to support more social and affordable rental housing.

More certainty for HomeBuilder applicants

All existing HomeBuilder applicants would have until 30 June 2025 to submit supporting documentation to receive the grant under a proposed new agreement by the Albanese Government.

Clarendon Vale opening shows the importance of secure housing funding

More Tasmanians will have access to supported accommodation with the official opening of new modular homes in Clarendon Vale funded by the Federal Government.

Albanese Government welcomes improvement in government payment times performance

Minister for Small Business Julie Collins today welcomed the release of the Australian Government Pay On‑Time Survey Performance Report 2021–22.

State of the Nation's Housing report shows why $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund is needed

Today’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s ‘State of the Nation’s Housing 2022-23’ report shows the need for all Governments, industry and housing stakeholders to work t

Albanese Government helping small businesses to excel online 

The Albanese Government is pleased to announce the selection of providers for Round 2 of the Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services Program. 

Albanese Government helps more than 4,700 regional Australians into home ownership

More than 4,700 Australians have been helped into home ownership through the Albanese Government’s Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee in its first six months. 

Appointment – acting Chair National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation

The Australian Government has appointed Ms Teresa Dyson as the acting Chair to the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) for a three month period.

Homebuilder paperwork deadline extended

The Government will work with states and territories to extend the deadline to submit supporting documentation for existing HomeBuilder applicants who have been affected by supply constraints an

Albanese Government to deliver $67.5 million boost to homelessness funding

The Albanese Government will deliver a $67.5 million boost to homelessness funding to states and territories over the next year, to help address the serious challenges revealed in the latest Census

Importance of working together so more Australians have a safe place to call home

Today’s release of the latest Census data on homelessness underscores the critical importance of all governments working together to address this problem.

Boost for Melbourne social and affordable housing

The construction of three social and affordable apartment housing projects is on track to soon deliver more than 200 homes in metropolitan Melbourne.