Media releases

2020

Processing of early release of superannuation applications has resumed today

The Morrison Government’s early access to superannuation scheme is providing Australians who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis much needed support.

JobKeeper payment extension to help business cashflow

The Australian Taxation Office is extending the time available for businesses to pay their employees, and still be able to claim back the first JobKeeper payments.

Release of ACCC Home Loan Price Inquiry interim report

The Morrison Government has today released the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Home Loan Price Inquiry interim report.

Appointments to the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

The Morrison Government has made the following appointments to the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC):

The Royal Australian Mint commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and Anzac Day 2020, the Royal Australian Mint has released two limited-edition coins to mark these important occasions.

ATO decision to defer lodgements and payments welcomed

The Morrison Government welcomes the decision of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to ease the burden on tax professionals during this difficult time by providing a short term blanket deferral f

Appointment of the Australian Accounting Standards Board Chair

The Morrison Government has appointed Dr Keith Kendall as the full-time Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) for a five-year period from 3 May 2020.

Appointment of Australian Taxation Office Second Commissioner

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jeremy Hirschhorn as a Second Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office for a seven-year period from 16 April 2020.

Reforms protecting consumers from predatory lenders

The Morrison Government will not stand for predatory behaviour by lenders who seek to take advantage of Australians and welcomes today’s Federal Court decision following action by

Simplifying deductions for working from home

The Morrison Government welcomes the temporary arrangements announced by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to make it easier for Australians to claim deductions for working from home due to COVID-19.

NSW water infrastructure access regime

On 31 July 2019, the Premier of New South Wales, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, wrote to the National Competition Council asking it to recommend extending the certification of the New South Wales a

Appointments to the Takeovers Panel

The Morrison Government has appointed or reappointed 16 part-time members to the Takeovers Panel each for a three-year period.

Appointments to the Board of Taxation

The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Rosheen Garnon as part-time Chair, and Mr Christopher Vanderkley as a part-time Member of the Board of Taxation for a three-year period from 25 March 2020.<

Be alert to coronavirus scams and report them immediately

As Australians come together to fight the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately there are some who will seek to prey on community’s anxiety at this time.

Productivity Commission study report: Remote Area Tax concessions and payments

Today the Productivity Commission released its final study report on Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments. The Government thanks the Productivity Commission for conducting this revie

Morrison Government delivers laws to strengthen and protect Australian consumers and businesses

The Morrison Government continues to implement its economic plan with the passage of six separate pieces of legislation through the Parliament to support bushfire affected communities and to bett

Helping first home buyers into the property market sooner

The Morrison Coalition Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme has seen thousands of Australians engage with lenders to secure a guaranteed loan to help them get into a home s

Celebrating the Lunar Year of the Rat with the Royal Australian Mint

To mark the Lunar Year of the Rat, the Royal Australian Mint has joined in Chinese New Year celebrations in Melbourne’s Chinatown.

Helping more Australians enter the property market sooner

From today, eligible first home buyers will be able to apply for a guaranteed loan as part of the Morrison Coalition Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.

2019

Improving ticket resale transparency for consumers

The Morrison Coalition Government is committed to making it easier for Australians to make informed choices about their purchases.