Media releases

2020

10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme guarantees available from today

The Morrison Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme has had an incredibly successful first year.

Revised start dates for technical superannuation and taxation measures

The Morrison Government has today announced revised start dates for a number of technical superannuation and taxation measures to provide clarity and certainty for taxpayers and superannuation fu

Third NHFIC bond secures 775 new affordable homes

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) has today finalised Australia’s largest ever bond issuance for social and affordable housing totalling $562 million

Suspending indexation of tax instalments

The Morrison Government will legislate to suspend the indexation of tax instalment amounts for the 2020-21 financial year in response to COVID-19.

‘Homebuilder’ program to drive economic activity across the residential construction sector

The Morrison Government is supporting jobs in the residential construction sector with the introduction of the new HomeBuilder program.

Appointment to the Board of Taxation

The Morrison Government has reappointed Dr Julianne Jaques as a part-time member of the Board of Taxation (the Board) for a further three-year period from 1 July 2020.

First home loan deposit scheme's successful first year

Australian first home buyers have now reserved all of this financial year’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme guarantees.

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.<