Media releases

2023

Independent review of MBR announced

Our business registries are critical infrastructure. Modernising them is essential.

Financial advice review released

Australians need access to quality, affordable financial advice to plan for their future.

Making crypto safer for consumers

The Albanese Government is acting to ensure the regulation of crypto assets protects consumers and positions our economy to take advantage of new digital products and services.

Influencers on notice, be upfront with followers

Consumers have the right to be protected from misleading claims and deceptive sales techniques, whether they do their buying online or at a shop.

Gratitude and best wishes for Delia Rickard

Delia Rickard chose early on to devote her life to making the world a better place. She retires from the consumer watchdog tomorrow (on Australia Day) having achieved her goal.

Consultation open for non-arm's length expense rules for superannuation funds

The Albanese government will always look for ways to strengthen Australia’s world-class superannuation system.

Be aware - tax office impersonation scam

The Albanese Government is warning taxpayers to beware of an insidious new scam on social media.

No place to hide assets for child sex abusers

The Albanese Government will prevent convicted child sexual abusers from hiding their assets in super to avoid paying compensation to their victims.  

2022

Advice for last minute Christmas shoppers

Consumers are being reminded to be careful online and instore as the last‑minute Christmas shopping spree gets into full swing.

Improving access to justice for class actions

New regulations have come into effect to support access to justice for class action plaintiffs.

Modernising Australia's financial system

The Albanese Government is delivering reforms to modernise Australia’s financial system, positioning our economy to embrace new economic opportunities and respond to future challenges.

Call for pre-Budget submissions

The Albanese Government is inviting individuals, businesses and community groups to submit their ideas and priorities for the 2023-24 Budget.

Be alert for scams this Xmas

Christmas holidays are a time for celebration and relaxation. But it’s also a time that scammers and fraudsters use to target unsuspecting consumers.

Release of News Media Bargaining Code Review

The Albanese Government has released the final report of Treasury’s statutory review into the News Media Bargaining Code.

Expanded CDR legislation to make online tasks safer and easier

The Albanese Government is committed to helping Australians better manage rising costs.

Expanding Consumer Data Right to non-bank lenders

Australian consumers deserve to have their data working for them, securely and safely.

Increasing super fund transparency

Working Australians deserve the highest standards of accountability from their super funds so they get the best performance for their contributions.

Buy Now Pay Later consultations open

Australia’s modern, digitally-enabled economy leads the world in innovation, and consumer protections need to keep pace.

Consumer Data Right goes live for energy sector

Australian consumers deserve to have their data working for them, securely and safely.

Appointment to Financial Reporting Council

The Albanese Government has today appointed Ms Emma Herd as a part‑time member of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for a three‑year period, bringing valuable climate and sustainability experti