Media releases

2021

Census instructions begin to hit letterboxes

Instructions on how to complete the 2021 Census have started hitting the letterboxes of Australians.

Government releases Exposure Draft Legislation to reform employee share schemes

The Government has today released draft legislation to implement the reforms to regulatory and tax arrangements for employee share schemes (ESS).

Over $5.3 billion in tax refunds will support economic recovery

The Coalition Government has welcomed the news that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has paid over $5.3 billion dollars in tax refunds this month.

Consultation on code to improve charity transparency during natural disasters

The Government is today releasing a consultation paper, developed in collaboration with the charities sector, that identifies possible features of a voluntary code to improve the transparency aroun

Supporting early stage Australian companies

To ensure current venture capital tax concessions support genuine early‑stage Australian start-ups, the Coalition Government announced a review into the tax treatment of venture capital investments

Consultation on the patent box

As part of our economic plan to secure Australia’s recovery the Morrison Government announced a new patent box as a part of the 2021-22 Budget.

Board of Taxation to review the application of GST on low value imported goods

The Government is delivering on its commitment to provide a fairer playing field for Australian businesses by asking the Board of Taxation to review the collection of Goods and Services Tax (GST) o

ABS launches advertising campaign for 2021 Census

The advertising campaign for the 2021 Census has today been launched by the ABS, raising awareness on the importance of the Census that will take place on Tuesday August 10.

2021 Triennial Review of the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003

The Coalition Government is continuing to act to ensure that Australians have appropriate insurance cover and remain financially protected from acts of terrorism.

New guarantees for first home buyers and single parents now available

From 1 July 2021, an additional 30,000 places will be made available to eligible applicants under the Coalition Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, the temporary New Home Guarantee program

Cutting red tape for charities

The Coalition Government will cut red tape for thousands of Australian charities, with financial reporting obligations to be eased from the upcoming financial year.

Service to streamline significant new business investment into Australia

As part of the Morrison Government’s plan to help attract global talent and to encourage global businesses to invest in and relocate to Australia, the Australian Taxation Office will launch its New

Appointments – National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

The Government has appointed Mr Adrian Harrington as the part‑time Chair and Member of the Board of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), and Mr Kelvin Ryan and Ms Jane H

Appointments – part time members – Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

The Morrison Government has reappointed Ms Elaine Collins and appointed Mr Jan van der Schalk as part-time board members of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) for a three-year perio

Coalition Government strengthens governance standards for charities

The Coalition Government has strengthened laws to ensure that Australian charities that engage in or use their resources to actively promote unlawful behaviour face enforcement action.

More support for first home buyers and single parents with children

The Morrison Government will release an additional 30,000 places to eligible applicants under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, the New Home Guarantee program, and the Family Home Guarantee from

Car service and repair to become cheaper under Morrison Government reforms

The cost of servicing and repairing a car is set to become cheaper after the Morrison Government passed legislation in the Parliament today.

Further tax relief for Australian brewers and distillers

The Morrison Government has now put in place the necessary regulations that will ensure Australia’s brewers and distillers can receive additional tax relief from 1 July 2021.

Two new social bonds issued as NHFIC bonds hit $2 billion

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) has finalised $462 million of social bonds, taking total issuance to $2 billion since the organisation’s establishment three years ag

Economic recovery fuelled by HomeBuilder

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has today released data reconfirming the success of the Morrison Government’s HomeBuilder program.