Media releases

2021

Record detached home starts in 2021 thanks to HomeBuilder

The latest Housing Industry Association’s National and State Outlooks forecast a record level of detached homes will commence construction in 2021.

Takata recall reaches conclusion

The worldwide Takata airbag recall is the largest automotive recall ever undertaken with over an estimated 100 million vehicles affected.

HomeBuilder supporting jobs in Forde

HomeBuilder is helping build a stronger Australia in 2021 by delivering effective support and stimulus to protect the jobs of the one million Australians employed in the construction sector.

Parliament passes laws to improve consumer access to credit

Consumers and small business will have better access to finance following the passage through parliament of the Morrison Government’s reforms to the Mandatory Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) R

Homebuilder drives approvals to record levels

HomeBuilder is helping build a stronger Australia in 2021 by delivering effective support and stimulus to protect the jobs of the one million Australians employed in the construction sector.

Continuing to deliver for Australia’s first home buyers

Helping Australians get into a home of their own and supporting tradies’ jobs are both key priorities for the Morrison Government as we build our comeback from the COVID-19

Australia’s tradies building our comeback with HomeBuilder

Helping Australians get into a home of their own and supporting tradies’ jobs are both key priorities for the Morrison Government as we build our comeback from the COVID-19

Lending for new homes sets record again

Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) lending indicators for November 2020 shows owner occupier loan commitments for the construction of new dwellings rose by 7.2 per cent, up 99 per cent

Insolvency reforms to support small businesses start today

The Morrison Government continues to implement its economic recovery plan with the commencement of the most important changes to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years

2020

Mandatory improvement to button battery safety to save lives

The Morrison Government is delivering on its commitment to improve the safety of button batteries with the introduction of new mandatory safety and information standards to help protect Australian

Simplified working from home deductions extended until end of 2020-21 income year

The Morrison Government has welcomed the further extension of the temporary arrangements put in place by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to make it easier to claim deductions for working from home

Information sharing motoring ahead

The Morrison Government has continued to progress reforms to establish a level playing field for all participants in the automotive service and repair sector, increasing competition and consumer

Homebuilder drives new home sales to decade high

Today’s Housing Industry Association (HIA) New Home Sales Report for November 2020 shows HomeBuilder is continuing deliver on its objective of generating residential construction demand to protec

Major milestone for Redfern housing project

One of the largest social and affordable housing developments in New South Wales is nearing completion, with construction of a 160-unit complex in Redfern reaching its highest point today.

Auto principles guide to deliver for consumers

The Morrison Government has today launched a set of principles to guide agreements between car dealers and manufacturers, as part of our commitment to deliver the best outcome for Australian consum

Appointments to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Anna Brakey and Mr Peter Crone as Commissioners of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for five‑year periods from December 2020.

Insolvency reforms pass parliament

The Morrison Government continues to implement its Economic Recovery Plan, with the passage of legislation to enact the most important changes to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years, helpi

Release of ACCC perishable agricultural goods inquiry report

The Morrison Government has today released the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC’s)

Simplifying access to credit for consumers and small businesses

The Morrison Government has today introduced legislation to further support Australia’s economic recovery by reducing the costs and time it takes for consumers and businesses to access credit.

ABS Lending Indicators again show Homebuilder is driving our comeback

Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics lending indicators for October 2020 shows loan commitments for the construction of new dwellings rose by 11.5 per cent.