Media releases

2024

Innovative new partnership to give more Western Australians a place to call home

A new partnership between the Albanese and Cook Labor Governments will deliver more than 200 new homes in Perth, giving key workers and Western Australians in need, including older women at risk of

Albanese Government helping to provide more Victorians with a place to call home

More Victorians will have a safe and affordable place to call home with the reopening of 80 refurbished units at Lakewood, with the project supported by a $12.4 million contribution from the Albane

Improving competition by empowering consumers and small businesses

Consumer and small business advocates will now have special powers to raise significant and systemic issues with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for investigation.

Valentine’s Day the perfect time to show Australia’s small businesses some love

Australians are encouraged to shop small this Valentine’s Day and help show some love for the country’s 2.5 million small businesses.

First meeting of the new National Housing Supply and Affordability Council

The National Housing Supply and Affordability Council will hold its first meeting as a new permanent housing body today, following passage of the Albanese Government’s Housing Legislative Package.

Albanese Labor Government helps 100,000 people into home ownership

The Albanese Labor Government is bringing home ownership back into reach with the Home Guarantee Scheme helping more than 100,000 people into a home since May 2022.

Release of the Independent Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to a fair playing field in franchising and has today tabled the Independent Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct in Parliament.

A further $41 million for small and medium businesses to lower energy bills

The Albanese Government is delivering a further $41 million in Energy Efficiency Grants (EEG) for Small and Medium Enterprises to improve energy efficiency, save on energy bills and lower emissions

New foreign investment laws to boost housing supply

The Albanese Government has today introduced legislation to adjust the foreign investment framework to help boost Australia’s housing stock and provide more homes for Australians.

Payment times improvement welcome but more work to do

New data showing a reduction in payment times to small businesses is welcome but underscores the important work still required to make further improvements.

Albanese Labor Government helping small businesses thrive online

Australia’s small businesses are continuing to benefit from the Albanese Labor Government’s more than $60 million investment in small businesses cyber security and digital capabilities.

Albanese Labor Government funding to deliver new homes for Aboriginal elders in South Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is partnering with the South Australian Labor Government to deliver 40 culturally‑appropriate homes in Adelaide for Aboriginal elders.

Boosting supported housing supply in Tasmania

The Shorewell Park Building for Family Based Care opens today, providing more supported accommodation for Tasmanians who need it most.

Energy upgrades to ease cost of living for Tasmania’s social housing residents

The Albanese and Rockliff Governments are delivering long-term cost of living savings to more than 1,600 Tasmanian households, with a $16.6 million partnership for energy upgrades in social housing

Applications open for historic new housing investment

Applications open today for the first round of funding for social and affordable homes under the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and the National Housing Accord.

A new year of support for small business

The Albanese Labor Government will continue to provide small businesses with targeted support as Australia heads into the new year.

Albanese Government's expanded Home Guarantee Scheme helps more Australians into home ownership

More than 26,000 people have been helped into home ownership in the first six months of the expanded Home Guarantee Scheme with more support on offer in 2024.

2023

National Housing Supply and Affordability Council

Leading experts from across the country will play a critical role in informing the development of new housing policy with the commencement of the National Housing Supply and Affordability Council.

Another step forward delivering new social and affordable homes

The Albanese Government's ambitious housing reform agenda will take another step forward next month with applications set to open for funding to support the delivery of thousands of new homes.

Support for small businesses to act on cyber this festive season

The Albanese Government is encouraging small businesses to stay cyber safe this Festive Season.