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Media releases

2022

Judi Zielke PSM appointed new CEO of the Australian Research Council

The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Judi Zielke PSM to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Digital and skills tax boost for small businesses

The Morrison Government is delivering $1.6 billion in tax relief to support small businesses to go digital and upskill their employees.

Cash flow support and red tape reduction to help small business

The Morrison Government is taking decisive action to slash red tape and provide cash flow support for millions of small and medium businesses as part of our plan for a stronger future.

Labour Force - February 2022

Australian economy firing as employment and participation hit record high and unemployment rate falls to 4.0 per cent Labour force figures released today by the ABS confirm the Morrison G

Labour Force - January 2022

Australian economy remains strong through Omicron

Labour Force December 2021

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment increased by 64,800 (or 0.5 per cent) in December, to stand at a record high of 13,242,000.

More funding for free mental health counselling for small business

The Morrison Government is doubling funding for free mental health support to small business owners to assist them through the current COVID-19 pandemic and recent natural disasters.

2021

Labour Force November 2021

Labour force figures released today by the ABS show that seasonally adjusted employment surged in November, by an unprecedented 366,100 (or 2.9 per cent) to stand at a record high of 13,177,300, ex

6 million Australians using Digital Identity to access online services

The Morrison Government’s Digital Identity System has reached an exciting milestone with more than 6 million Australians now choosing to use myGovID to access online services safely, securely and c

Morrison Government releases first Australian Data Strategy

Today the Morrison Government has released Australia’s first Data Strategy.

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