Media releases

2020

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.

Government’s tax avoidance laws sees Google settle with the ATO for $481.5m

The $481.5 million settlement between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Google is strong evidence that the Coalition Government’s tax avoidance taskforce and tough laws are working to ens

Jennifer Cunich appointed to Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

The Government has appointed Ms Jennifer Cunich as a part-time Independent Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) for a four-year period commencin

Board of Taxation to review CGT rollover provisions

Consistent with the Morrison Coalition Government’s continuing efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses, the Board of Taxation has been requested to undertake a review into Australia’s

Broad range of lenders selected to first home loan deposit scheme panel

The Morrison Coalition Government is committed to helping make home ownership a reality for more Australians and to get them into the property market sooner.

Record $192m in affordable housing finance delivered in Victoria

The number of new affordable homes being delivered by the Morrison Coalition Government has exceeded 1,000, with Victorian community housing provider HousingFirst receiving the largest Affordable H

New tax treaty with Israel enters into force

Today, the Morrison Government ratified an historic new tax treaty between Australia and Israel, representing an important milestone in removing tax barriers and facilitating trade and investmen

Appointment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Statistician

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David Gruen as the Australian Statistician to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for a five-year period commencing from 1

First lender appointed for First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

The Morrison Coalition Government has welcomed the announcement of NAB’s appointment to the panel of participating lenders for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.

Second NHFIC bond issued securing more than 360 new affordable homes

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) this week has issued its second bond, valued at $315 million, to secure 360 new social and affordable homes for Australians.

$35m boost for affordable housing in Western Australia

Today, the Morrison Coalition Government, through the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), has announced its biggest investment in affordable housing in Western Australia to

$65m boost for affordable housing in Victoria

As part of the Coalition Government's commitment to increase the supply of affordable housing, a $65 million loan has been provided to Victorian community housing provider, Haven Home Safe, through

Fairer treatment for tax compensation claims

The Government has today released its response to the review of the treatment of small business tax cases under the scheme for Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration (CDDA).<

Driving reform on car repairs

The Coalition Government is committed to progressing the design of a mandatory information sharing scheme for motor vehicle service and repair information.

Supporting first home buyers

The Coalition Government has today released for consultation the draft Investment Mandate for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (the Scheme) which will help eligible first home buyers

APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting in Chile

On 14-15 October, I represented Australia at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Santiago, Chile.