Media releases

2023

Landmark housing legislation introduced to Parliament

The Albanese Government has today introduced a package of legislation to deliver the single biggest investment in affordable and social housing in more than a decade.

$33 million for social, affordable homes in Tasmania

Up to 181 social, affordable homes will be built across Tasmania this year, supported by $33 million in funding from the Federal Government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation.

A new year and a new home for hundreds of regional Australians

Hundreds of Australian families will spend the new year in a new home after the Albanese Government brought forward the launch of the Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee.

$70 million partnership to deliver affordable housing on city-fringe

A $70 million, 130-plus apartment ‘Build to Rent’ project on Adelaide’s city-fringe will deliver an increase in social housing plus dozens of affordable rentals for key workers including nurses, po

New year and more support for small business owners

The Albanese Government is delivering more funding to allow small businesses to access free mental health and financial counselling support.

2022

Interim National Housing Supply and Affordability Council

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz will lead the Albanese Government’s interim National Housing Supply and Affordability Council.

Housing Australia Future Fund draft legislation

The Albanese Government has today released draft legislation to establish the Housing Australia Future Fund, Housing Australia and the National Housing Supply and Affordability Council.

Collaboration key as Small Business Ministers meet

Minister for Small Business Julie Collins today hosted a roundtable with her state and territory counterparts, in the first meeting of its kind in eight years.

Paying on time to help Australia’s small business prosper

The Albanese Government has taken the first step towards improving payment times for small businesses with the commencement today of an independent review of the operation of the Payment Times

More disability housing for NSW

Multiple disability housing projects will be built across NSW as part of a $20 million commitment by the Federal Government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC).

Up to $575 million unlocked for social and affordable housing

The Albanese Government is getting on with the delivery of new social and affordable housing with up to $575 million in funding now available to help more Australians into homes.

Albanese Government helping more regional Australians into home ownership

One thousand regional Australians have already taken advantage of the Albanese Government’s Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee just weeks after its launch on 1 October.

Improving transparency of the franchise sector

The Australian Government is supporting Australians that are considering entering into a franchise agreement by making franchise information available through the Franchise Disclosure Register (Reg

Albanese Government housing agenda already delivering for Australians

More than 360 regional Australians have already taken advantage of the Albanese Government’s Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee just a month after its launch on October 1.

Helping small business prosper

The Albanese Government will deliver more than $15 million to support Australian small businesses and help them prosper in recognition of their central role in building a strong national economy.

National Housing Accord: working together to help tackle housing challenges

The Albanese Government today announces the National Housing Accord, a landmark agreement to address one of our nation’s biggest economic challenges: the supply and affordability of housing.

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.