Media releases

2021

Consultation on reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage

Today, the Government is releasing a consultation paper seeking feedback on the design of a reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage.

HomeBuilder continues to drive record construction

HomeBuilder is driving a record year of housing starts and continues to secure jobs in the construction sector.

Grocery unit pricing here to stay

The Morrison Government is committed to ensuring consumers have the right information when they shop for groceries to get the best value for their money.

$400 million in funding to support over 1,100 social and affordable homes in Melbourne

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) has provided funding of around $400 million in loans and grants to deliver more social and affordable housing

Appointments – Board of Taxation – part-time members

The Morrison Government has appointed Mrs Tanya Titman and Mr Ian Kellock as part-time members of the Board of Taxation (the Board) for a three-year period from 12 May 2021.

Attracting Global Talent and Business to Capitalise on Australia's Economic Position

The 2021‑22 Budget will position Australia to capitalise on its economic success and provide a platform to attract global capital and talent.

Making it easier for small business to pause debt recovery action

As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Morrison Government will allow small businesses to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to pause or modify ATO debt recovery actions where the debt

Improving opportunities for home ownership

The Morrison Government is today announcing additional measures to help more Australians own their home sooner as part of the 2021-22 Budget.

More affordable access to insurance for Northern Australians

Northern Australian residents would be offered more affordable and accessible home and business insurance, thanks to the establishment of a reinsurance pool by the Morrison Government.

Further insolvency reforms to support business dynamism

As part of our economic recovery plan, the Morrison Government is pursuing further measures to improve Australia’s insolvency framework for both small and large businesses.

Tax relief for small brewers and distillers to support jobs

Small brewers and distillers will benefit from $225 million in tax relief to support more jobs and investment as part of the 2021–22 Budget.

HomeBuilder extended to support more jobs

The Morrison Government is extending the construction commencement requirement for the successful HomeBuilder program from six months to 18 months for all existing applicants, bringing the total le

Government releases exposure draft legislation to reduce the tax burden on granny flat arrangements and employer-provided retraining and reskilling benefits

The Government has today released draft legislation to give effect to two measures announced in the 2020‑21 Budget.

First home buyers drive HomeBuilder construction boom

The number of new home commencements increased by 26.6% to deliver 33,761 dwellings in the December quarter according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Building Activity Data.

HomeBuilder – applications have closed

The HomeBuilder program has been highly successful and has achieved its purpose of supporting the residential construction industry and assisting Australians build and renovate their homes.

HomeBuilder drives approvals to another record level

On the last day Australians are able to sign a building contract to receive support through the HomeBuilder program, the Australian Bureau of Statistics building approvals data for February 2021 sh

Morrison Government levels the playing field for independent repairers

The Morrison Government has today introduced legislation into the Parliament to establish a mandatory scheme for the sharing of motor vehicle service and repair information.

Housing confidence built on HomeBuilder

Today’s Housing Industry Association (HIA) New Home Sales Report for February 2021 again underscores the significant impact HomeBuilder has had in driving confidence and demand in the residential c

Appointment of Independent Food and Grocery Code Reviewer

The Morrison Government has appointed the Hon Nick Minchin AO as the Independent Reviewer under the Food and Grocery Code for a three-year period.

Appointments to the Insolvency Practitioner Registration and Disciplinary committees

The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Julie-Anne Berry, Ms Natalie Bhardwaj, Ms Virginia Christie, Mr Sergio Freire, Mr Damian Mitsch and Mr Stephen Parbery as part-time members of the Insolvenc