Media releases

2022

Productivity Commission’s review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement

The Albanese Government thanks the Productivity Commission for its final study report into the review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA).

Labor’s making our contract law fairer

Small businesses and the hard‑working Australians they employ will soon have greater protections as the Albanese Labor Government delivers on its election commitment to outlaw unfair contract terms

Albanese Government to help thousands of regional Australians into their first home

From Saturday 1 October, thousands of regional Australians will be helped into their first home through the Albanese Government’s Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee ‑ three months earlier than pro

Joint Release on the Occasion of the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting

We express our unwavering support for APEC and our deep appreciation to Thailand, as APEC Chair in 2022, for delivering a successful host year.

Tackling shortages for small business

The Albanese Government will help small businesses address critical labour and skills shortages through investment in training for Australians and easing the pathway for migrant workers.

Exposure draft legislation: Small business tax incentives

Draft legislation released today will introduce two tax incentives that support small businesses to train and upskill employees, and improve their digital and tech capacity.

Helping small businesses to digitalise

Small businesses looking to compete in an increasingly online world can soon take advantage of additional support announced today by the Minister for Small Business Julie Collins.

Small business on the agenda at roundtables ahead of Jobs and Skills Summit

The Minister for Small Business, Julie Collins MP, will host a series of roundtables with small business leaders this week to discuss Australia’s economic and employment challenges.

Albanese Government supporting Australian businesses through eInvoicing Week

The Albanese Government is committed to saving Australian businesses time and money and is encouraging them to participate in eInvoicing Week, which kicks off today.

A plan to address homelessness

With the launch of National Homelessness Week today, the Albanese Government is reaffirming its commitment to deliver an ambitious housing reform agenda, including a new National Housing and Homele

Labor delivering on promise to ban unfair contract terms

The Government is delivering its election commitment to make unfair contract terms illegal, protecting small businesses and the hard-working Australians they employ.

Delivering an ambitious housing reform agenda

Today, Housing Ministers met to discuss how they can work together on the housing and homelessness challenges Australia faces.

A better deal for Australian businesses under Commonwealth contracts

The Albanese Government has taken the first step to deliver on an election commitment to boost the amount of small and medium businesses that can benefit from government spending contracts with rev

Expansion of the Home Guarantee Scheme

The Albanese Government is helping thousands more Australians into homeownership by expanding the Home Guarantee Scheme.

Additional lenders to offer Home Guarantee Scheme

The Albanese Labor Government will make it easier to buy a home and bring ownership into reach for more Australians.