Media releases

2021

Appointments - Members, Board of Taxation

The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Andrea Laing and Mr Anthony Klein as part‑time members of the Board of Taxation (the Board) for a three‑year period.

Taskforce to examine impacts of regional bank branch closures

A Regional Banking Taskforce has been established by the Morrison Government to assess the impact of bank branch closures on regional communities.

Clarifying the treatment of trusts under Australian insolvency law

The Morrison Government has today begun consultation on

New data gives greater insights into Australia's economy

New official data being released today will give Australians greater insights into key sectors of the economy.

HomeBuilder continues record breaking streak

HomeBuilder has helped drive a record number detached house commencements in the June 2021 quarter.

Morrison Government continues to support essential workers, women and young Australians

Data released today by the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) has revealed that the Morrison Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLD

More than 50,000 homebuyers enter the market under Home Guarantee Scheme

More than 50,000 Australians have taken up a place under the Coalition Government’s Home Guarantee Scheme.

Unlocking timber for 10,000 new homes

The Australia Government is injecting $15.1 million to help address timber shortages for the construction industry, unlocking vital materials for 10,000 new homes to be built.

Finalisation of deferred Sales Model Regulations

The Morrison Government has made regulations that support the implementation of an industry wide deferred sales model for add‑on insurance.

Appointment – part-time member – Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

The Morrison Government has today appointed Ms Julie-Anne Schafer as a part-time board member of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) for a three-year period.

Increasing international competitiveness for Australia’s managed fund industry

As part of our plan to increase the competitiveness of Australia’s managed funds industry, the Morrison Government will begin consultation on finalising its Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles

Strengthening unfair contract term protections for consumers and small businesses

The Government has today released a draft Bill to strengthen unfair contract term (UCT) protections for consumers and small businesses.

Appointments - Chair and Members, Safe Harbour Review Panel

The Morrison Government has today appointed Ms Genevieve Sexton as the Chair of a three-month review of the insolvent trading safe harbour.

2021 Census night a success

The 2021 Census tally is now underway, with an estimated 6,229,629 forms completed as of Wednesday 11 August at 8:00am, which equates to 16 million Australians.

Australians urged to complete their forms on Census night

Australian households are being urged to complete their forms on Census night, Tuesday 10 August.

Over a million Census forms already submitted

Australian households have already submitted 1,023,561 Census forms through the ABS website, in a strong indication that more people will complete their forms online and in advance this year.

Stronger standards for charities engaging in unlawful behaviour tabled in Parliament

The Government has tabled regulations in Parliament that strengthen governance standards to ensure registered charities do not engage in or actively promote unlawful activity.

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.