Media releases

2021

Government’s Payment Times Reports Register open for business

The Morrison Government has increased transparency and choice for Australian small businesses today launching its Payment Times Reports Register.

Labour Force October 2021

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show the level of employment fell by 46,300 (or 0.4 per cent) in October.

Labour Force September 2021

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show the level of employment fell by 138,000 (or 1.1 per cent) in August, in line with market expectations.

Morrison Government leads by example with new small business payment times benchmark in full effect

The Morrison Government is backing small business suppliers of Commonwealth contracts, with the Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy to come into full effect from 1 October 2021.

Morrison Government releases draft legislation to increase transparency in franchising

The Morrison Government is delivering on its election commitment to improve transparency in the franchise sector by developing a register of franchise businesses.

Morrison Government’s expanded Career Revive program supports increased women’s workforce participation

The Morrison Government’s expansion of its Career Revive program is supporting businesses to attract and retain women returning to work after a career break.

Labour Force August 2021

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show the level of employment fell by 146,300 (or 1.1 per cent) in August, in line with market expectations.

Labour Force July 2021

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment rose by 2,200 in July 2021, at the upper end of market expectations, to stand at a record high of 13,156,400.

Delivering franchise reforms: Morrison Government releases automotive franchising discussion paper

The Morrison Government is continuing to bring significant reform to the franchise sector with the release of a discussion paper on further reform to protect Australia’s family‑owned automotive bus

Morrison Government’s jobs plan fires into new financial year

The Morrison Government’s jobs plan is firing into the new financial year with a number of measures coming into force to help protect jobs and connect Australians with jobs as well as measures to s

Morrison Government delivers benefits for local franchisees through Franchising Code of Conduct Amendments

The Morrison Government has delivered another big win for thousands of small businesses across the country as its Franchising reforms come into force today.

Morrison Government backs small businesses delivering for government

The Morrison Government is delivering a big win for small businesses providing services to government.

Go local: Morrison Government continuing to support small businesses

The Morrison Government is building on its support for small businesses by $8 million to extend the Go Local First campaign for another 12 months.

New protections for small and family businesses in Australia’s franchising sector

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert, today released the Morrison Government’s reforms to the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Consultation open for review of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The Morrison Government is encouraging small and family businesses to have their say in the independent review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

Consultation open for review of Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The Morrison Government is encouraging small and family businesses to have their say in the independent review of the Australian Small