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80% of Aussies over 16 have had at least one dose

Over 80% of Australians over 16 have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  This is a significant milestone, and I want to thank each and eve

AUKUS leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, guided by our enduring ideals and share

Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements

Government expands support for apprentices to secure Australia’s future workforce The Government will continue to se

Significant Step Forwards in Aged Care Reform

The allocation of 80,000 new home care packages worth $6.5 billion and a basic daily fee increase for residential providers are the centrepiece of a r

Medicare Funding Facts

The Government is investing record funding in Medicare, providing more support to Australians as we face some of t

Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement

The Australian and United Kingdom governments have finalised their Agreement in Principle. The AIP sets out the terms on which the free trade agre

Australia Passes 7 Million doses of COVID-19 Vaccines Administered

This week, we reached 7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Australia. It took us 47 days to get to our first million doses administered

30,000 more Government Guarantees from 1 July

First home buyers and single parents with children in Cook Electorate will be eligible to apply for 30,000 additional places under the First H

Making Child Care More Affordable and Boosting Workforce Participation

Families in Cook will reap the benefits from an additional $1.7 billion investment in child care as part of the 2021-22 Budget. The changes, which

Historic PBS listing for Australians with a rare epilepsy condition

Epidyolex In a historic first, Australians living with a rare form of epilepsy will have access to a medicinal cannabis drug, which is being

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Are you a veteran, serving member or family member of someone who is? You can now have your say on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission int

Supporting Apprentices - Backing our Economy

Tens of thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia with the expansion of the targeted wage subsi

Grants to Back Women Entrepreneurs

The Government is supporting female entrepreneurs to build their businesses, take on global markets and create local jobs, with the opening of a new $

Aged Care Providers Urged to Apply for Funding

Aged Care Providers urged to apply for a share in record infrastructure funding Aged care providers are being reminded applications for a share of

Vaccine Rollout Update

The third week of February marks the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine arrived in Australia. This first shipment is part of 20 million doses o

Australia Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia.This is an important m

Protecting Australian Koalas and Wildlife

A national audit of koala populations will be a key component of an $18 million package to help protect Australia’s iconic species. The landmark

Australia Secures a Further 50 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Two more COVID-19 vaccines have been secured for the Australian population under new agreements, bringing the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vacci

Australia's Budget Recovery Plan

In 2020, Australians have been tested like never before, with flood, drought, fires and a global pandemic. COVID-19 has resulted in the most severe

New Medicines for Australians with MS, Lymphoma, Carcinoma and Reproductive Cancers

From 1 November, the Government will invest more than $86 million over the next four years to provide greater access to life saving medicines for Aust

50 per cent Wage Subsidy for 100,000 New Apprenticeship Positions

The Government will invest an additional $1.2 billion to support Australian businesses to employ 100,000 new apprentices or trainees as part of our CO

$50 Million Boost to Successful Drought Water Infrastructure Rebate

The Government is delivering a significant increase in its financial support to Australian farmers to help them become more drought resilient. The

A further $61.7 Million Investment into the Environment

The Government is building a more secure, resilient Australia with a $61.7 million investment in our environment, through the $1 billion COVID-19 Reli

The $800 million JobMaker Digital Business Plan

The Government announced on 29 September 2020 the $800 million JobMaker Digital Business Plan.   As part of this announcement the Morrison

Fuel Security for Australians

Boosting Australia’s long-term fuel security is a key component of the Government’s JobMaker plan. The Government is taking real steps to secur

Unlocking More Gas for Australia

The Government is focused on delivering affordable, reliable and secure electricity for Australian households and businesses. This is central to ou

$50 Million Injection to help Restart Australia's Vital Business Events Sector

Thousands of jobs across the tourism and hospitality industry will be backed through a $50 million injection to help restart Australia’s vital busin

New Scheme Helps Small Business Get Paid On Time

3 September 2020 The Government is supporting millions of small businesses by helping to ensure they get paid on time. Legislation to implement

Australia Secures Onshore Manufacturing Agreements for two COVID-19 Vaccines

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia, if promising trials prove successful, following a $1.7 billion s

National Child Protection Week (6-12 September)

National Child Protection Week is an important event in the nation’s calendar, and today’s launch marks 30 years of its ongoing dedication to redu

Local Jobs Program

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on the Australian economy and the impact is being felt in different ways across the country. This governmen

Job Keeper Extension has passed the Parliament 1 September 2020 the Parliament passed the Governm

Business Grants still Open

28 August 2020 Coronavirus Economic Stimulus PackageFor the full list of announcements, please refer to the section on the Treasury website- it detai

15 New Mental Health Clinics Across Victoria

The Government will provide an additional $31.9 million to create 15 mental health clinics across Victoria and further enhance essential support durin

New Deal Secures Potential COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Australian

Australians will be among the first in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, if it proves successful, through an agreement between the Australian

Unpaid Superannuation Amnesty

On 6 March 2020, the Government legislated a Superannuation Guarantee amnesty that allows employers to disclose and pay unpaid superannuation, includi

2020 Cyber Security Strategy

Keeping Australians secure online is key to protecting our economy, national security and sovereignty. The Government’s 2020 Cyber Security Strateg

Additional COVID-19 Mental Health Support

The Government will provide 10 additional Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions for people subjected to further restrictions in areas imp

National Homelessness Week

This week starting 3 August 2020 marks National Homelessness Week and is an opportunity for Australians to reflect on the hardships faced by members o

More Help for Businesses

The Government is continuing to provide certainty to businesses about how they can meet their legal obligations by extending temporary regulatory reli

New National Agreement on Closing the Gap

The new National Agreement on Closing the Gap is a marked shift in the Closing the Gap framework. This historic Agreement is the culmination of a s

Boosting Jobs in the Screen Industry

Thousands of jobs are set to flow to carpenters, lighting technicians, local actors, set designers, extras, crews and special effects experts with a $

Wall of Respect and Commemorative Medallion

A special commemorative medallion marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War is now available to every living Second World Wa

JobKeeper Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement extended

The JobKeeper program and the Coronavirus Supplement have been extended under the next phase of our support for affected businesses and households.

JobTrainer Skills Package for Economic Recovery and Growth

It was announced on 16 July 2020 that the Government will invest $2 billion to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retra

New Measures for Visa Holders from Hong Kong

Australia and Hong Kong have always shared a close relationship. Our people-to-people links include close family connections, business ties and sha

Home care packages to support more older Australians

      More than 6,100 older Australians will live independently for longer following a $325.7 million investment in new home care packages by th

National Redress Scheme Update

The National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) was established by the Government in response to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutiona

$270 Billion Invested into the Australian Defence Force over the next 10 years

The Government will invest $270 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade the capability and potency of the Australian Defence Force to keep Australia

Australia's Free Trade Agreement with Indonesia

New export opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors will begin to flow from 5 July 2020 with the start of the Indonesia-Australi

$1 Billion Transformation of Australia's Waste and Recycling Industry

On 6 July 2020, The Government announced it will commit $190 million to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) that will generate $600 million of re

2020 Emissions Reduction Target

On Thursday, 2 July, the Government is delivering on an election commitment to make it easier for plantation and farm forestry projects to generate ca

$129 million to Improve Murray-Darling Basin Water Infrastructure

The Government continues to support the Murray-Darling Basin plan with over $129 million committed to New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian

$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy

The Government is delivering substantial economic measures, which include support for worker

Cash Flow to Help Fix Local Roads

The Australian and NSW Liberal and Nationals Governments will join forces to turbocharge a program which will improve local roads across regional NSW

National Skills Commission to Help Australia's Economic Recovery

A vital element to the Government’s JobMaker strategy has been locked in on 19 June 2020, with the National Skills Commissioner Bill passing through

Foreign Investment Review Reforms

On 5 June 2020, the Government announced the most significant reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 since its introduction. Th

$23 Million Investment for Prostate Cancer Nurse Program

Thousands of Australian men with prostate cancer and their families will benefit from an expansion of the Australian Government’s Prostate Cancer Nu

Home Builder Grants

Boosting home construction to create jobs and grow our economy The Government is supporting local jobs in the residential construction sector with

Launch of FTA Negotiations with the UK

Australia and the United Kingdom have announced the commencement of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which will start a new cha

Memberships of IR Working Groups Announced

 The Government has finalised the primary membership of the five industrial relations working groups tasked with finding ways to urgently regrow jobs

University fees set to change in 2021

On Friday 19 June, the Minister for Education announced higher education reforms to increase the number of graduates in areas of expected employment g

JobMaker Plan - Fast-Tracking Infrastructure Projects

A new $1.5 billion Australian Government infrastructure package will provide an injection into the economy and bring jobs back online to help stem the

The Governments Deregulation Taskforce

The Government is committed to reducing red tape, to make it easier for businesses to invest and create jobs. The Government announced it will

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Child Sex Offenders

This week, our Government passed important new laws to ensure child sex offenders go to jail for at least a mandatory minimum sentence. No group in o

Extending the Instant Asset Write-Off

My Government continues to back small business with the announcement that it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six mo

Our One Year Anniversay

One year ago, Australians put their trust in our government. It is a privilege to be re-elected as the Member for Cook, and as your Prime Minister.

250 Years Since the Meeting of Two Cultures

This year marked the 250th year since James Cook first sighted the east Australian coastline on His Majesty’s Bark (HMB) Endeavour. Cook’s journey

The COVIDSafe App is now live!

The Australian Government has launched the new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe. The app is an important public health initiative that will hel

Prime Minister's Spelling Bee Competition *POSTPONED*

*COVID-19 UPDATE* - SPELLING BEE POSTPONED The present disruption to schools on account of Covid-19 means we have come to the difficult decision to p

Delivering Life Saving Medication on the PBS

Listing new medicines on the PBS is one of the highest priorities of my government. Since coming to Government in 2013, we have subsidised 2,200 new l

Delivering for Drought Stricken Communties

THE DROUGHT:   Since my first days as Prime Minister, I’ve been listening and responding to farmers and farming communities. It is those

First Home Buyers Scheme

The Coalition Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme has seen thousands of Australians engage with lenders to secure a guaranteed loan to help

2021-2022 Volunteer Grants

This year the Commonwealth Government is offering a new round of the popular Volunteer Grants, as part of the our commitment to assist volunteers an

New Program Upskills Allied Health Professionals For Regional Work

A two-year education program announced by the Government will create incentives for allied health professionals to work in regional areas and better e

Medevac Repealed

We’ve repealed Labor’s “Medevac” to keep our borders secure. Labor and the Greens haven't learnt from last time they weakened Australia's

100GL Water for Fodder Program

Farmers are encouraged to apply for water under the Federal Government’s Water for Fodder Program, when it opens later this month. Farmers can ap

$100 Million To Increase Clinical Trial Participation

My Government is investing $100 million to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical

Putting Downward Pressure On Electricity Prices

Energy companies are now on notice after the Government passed new laws designed to deal with misconduct in the electricity sector and ensure househol

Bushfire Recovery Package For Northern NSW

Farmers and small businesses on the North Coast, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands that were hit by the recent NSW bushfires can now access reco

Game Changing Medicines To Save Australian Cancer Patients Up To $150,000

Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will soon be able to access better treatment, thanks

New Skilled Regional Visas

As part of my Government’s commitment to tackling skills shortages in regional Australia skilled migrants who commit to living and working in a regi

Sporting Schools Program

The Government's Sporting Schools program is helping more schools than ever before provide opportunities for children to get active and experience the

Farm Household Allowence Improvements

My Government has passed legislation to increase support payments for farmers struggling with drought. Our changes to the Farm Household Allowance

Applications For Building Better Regions Fund Round 4 Are Now Open

Applications for Round Four of Building Better Regions Fund are now open,  with the guidelines to be published at

Historic Snowy 2.0 plan approved

The Government has approved Snowy 2.0 as part of its plan to support new renewable energy for Australia’s future energy mix to deliver affordable, r

$200million for cancer medicines on the PBS

25 Feb 2019 - Media Release The Liberal National Government is investing more than $200 million to list four new breakthrough cancer treatments on

Cost of Labor's reckless targets

22 Feb 2019 - Media Release Modelling released today has confirmed that Labor’s reckless emissions reduction target will be a wrecking-ball throu

Protecting your Super

Three million Australians are a step closer to being reunited with around $6 billion worth of lost and unclaimed superannuation, thanks to legislation

Supporting students with disability

16 Feb 2019 - Key Media Release School students with disability will receive better support to reach their full potential with new learning resourc

Government continues to help Queensland Communities

6 Feb 2019 - Key Media Release The Australian Government is providing a comprehensive package of assistance to help families affected by the devast

Restoring trust in Australia' Financial System

4 Feb 2019 - Key Media release Today, the Government releases its response to the landmark Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superan

$54.5 m for type 1 diabetes research

4 February 2019The Coalition Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australi

Asylum Seeker Children of Nauru

With the last four children booked to leave for the US, every asylum seeker child will now be off Nauru. Our strong border protection policies have

Keeping school chaplains in schools

Feb 1 - Media release Australian students will have access to important support services offered by school chaplains, with the Morrison Government

Cashless Welfare Card changes lives for the better

1 Feb The Coalition government is rolling out the cashless debit card across Bundaberg and Hervey Bay in Queensland this week to address the issues

More place for life changing aged care

31 Jan - Media release Over 5,000 more senior Australians will benefit from specialised care programs to help them continue living independent, hea

Government driving down cost of child care

30 January 2019 -Key Media Release Government driving down cost of child care Our Government’s Child Care Subsidy is driving down out-of-pocke

Drought support

The drought is hitting farming families hard. It is also hitting the many other businesses and families in rural and regional areas that depend on the

Tackling Illegal Behaviour in the Black Economy

8 May 2018 The Turnbull Government is taking decisive action in the fight against the black economy. The black economy undermines community trus

Guaranteeing the NDIS

8 May 2018 Australians with permanent and significant disability will have access to the lifetime care and support they need through the NDIS. The

Protecting apprentices from dodgy trainers and employers

2 March 2018 The Turnbull Government has a well-established track record of protecting the rights of apprentices, trainees and students engaged in

Historic Snowy Deal

2 March 2018 The Turnbull Government has reached an agreement with the New South Wales and Victorian Governments to take full ownership of Snowy Hy

Funding for Australia's natural wonders

1 March 2018 Australia’s natural wonders will share in $47.4 million in Turnbull Government funding as part of our ongoing support for our World

$117 million to improve youth homelessness services

28/2/18 The Turnbull Government is working to prevent youth homelessness by linking at-risk Australians with essential services. Minister for So

More affordable NBN outpacing consumer demand

27/2/18 The Coalition’s faster, more affordable rollout of the National Broadband Network is delivering more bandwidth than consumers require, bo

Family Drug Online Support Service Launched

26/02/18 Families of people using ‘ice’ and other drugs will be able to access support anytime of the day and night through a new Family Drug S


22/02/18 Shoppers will soon find it easier to buy Aussie food with new Country of Origin Labelling standards set to become compulsory. Minister


21/02/18 The International Monetary Fund has praised Australia’s strong economic performance, highlighting the Turnbull Government’s prudent ma

National Plan to protect elderly from abuse

Media Release 20/02/18 A National Plan to address elder abuse will be developed to ensure the protection of older people in our community. Attor

Ground breaking flu vaccines to protect millions of Aussies

18/2/2018 The Coalition Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over - fre


15/2/18 LONGEST RUN OF MONTHLY JOBS GROWTH EVER RECORDED 2017 was the best year for jobs growth ever and that growth is continuing into this year

15 hours of preschool a week

3/2/18 More than 1,912 children across the Cook Electorate will benefit from a more than $400 million preschool funding boost announced by the Turn


1/2/18 Following the unanimous advice of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling in August 2015, an important change that will help save liv

New apprentices to benefit from intensive support

31/1/18 Over 40,000 apprentices in industries undergoing structural change are set to benefit from intensive support in their first two years of tr


30/1/2018 Modelling by Deloitte shows that Labor’s plan to scrap lower-cost policies would result in a 16 per cent increase in private health ins


30/1/18 New international research highlighting the positive impact of company tax cuts on job creation, wages and reducing inequality has removed


28/1/2018 The Turnbull Government is improving Australia’s Life Saving Drugs Program to ensure patients with rare and life threatening diseases


23/1/18 The Turnbull Government will support world-first research to secure the viability of the Great Barrier Reef and the 64,000 jobs that rely o


06/01/18 The Turnbull Government has for the first time published the details of child care services that have been the subject of enforcement acti


21/12/17 Bill Shorten’s continued reckless opposition to a competitive Australian company tax rate would take one per cent from Australia’s GDP


21/12/17 The Turnbull Government is directing consumer watchdog the ACCC to bust open the books of petrol companies and companies involved in all a


20/12/17 Today marks a milestone for Australia – the establishment of the Home Affairs portfolio – the most significant reform of Australia’s

New Migrant Residency Waiting Period extended

From 1 July 2018 the Government will extend the Newly Arrived Residents Waiting Period (NARWP) for a number of welfare payments. The NARWP is the t

New Conditions on the sale of Australian electricity assets

The Australian Government today announced that all future applications for the sale of electricity transmission and distribution assets, and some gene

Putting Australian's first

ENSURING AUSTRALIANS can PURCHASE AGRICULTURAL LAND WHILE foreign investment is geared toward jobs and growth. The Turnbull Government has acted to


18/12/2017 - Today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) confirms that the Budget remains on track to return to balance in 2020-21. Desp

Bulk Billing release

Patients around the country are benefiting from the Turnbull Government’s commitment to Medicare with the national GP bulk billing rate for the Sept

National accounts September Quarter

6/12/17 Today’s national accounts is another encouraging set of numbers, reinforcing an economic strategy that is based on driving growth through

Super Saver and Downsizing savings passed

5/12/17 The Parliament has today passed key elements of the Turnbull Government’s housing affordability plan,  giving first home buyers a tax cu

Government's clamp down on multinational tax avoidance hits hybrids

Today’s release of exposure draft legislation to address hybrid mismatch arrangements reaffirms the Turnbull Government’s continued focus on stren

More Evidence backs Government's tax cuts

20/11/17 A survey of CEOs employing over one million Australian workers confirms the Turnbull Government’s Enterprise Tax Plan will increase inve

Welfare Fraud tip offs

1/11 Media Releasse The Coalition Government is serious about protecting the integrity of the welfare system. Tip-offs are a very important sour

New test for Breast cancer as thousands set to benefit from new Medicare Listings

1/11/174 - Media release From today, thousands of Australian patients and their families will be able to access new Medicare supported treatments f

Key agreements with States and Territories

27/10/17 - Media release The Council on Federal Financial Relations met today in Sydney to progress issues of national economic significance and re


19/10/17 Labour force figures released today by the ABS reflect a continued strengthening in the labour market, with the unemployment rate falling to

TAKING ACTION NOW FOR A MORE accountable, competitive and stable BANKING system

The Turnbull Government is taking action now to build an accountable, competitive and stable banking system, introducing legislation today to enact la

Tougher gun and paedophile laws

16/10/17 This is an important week for law enforcement in our country. In parliament, the Turnbull Government will take further steps towards prote

16/10/17 Today we announced the expansion of the Turnbull Government’s pilot program to deliver targeted services to women through specialist domest

300,000 small businesses benefit from the instant asset write-off

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax off

Major reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable

13/10/2017 The Turnbull Government is today announcing a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordab

Providing affordable access to new treatment for leukaemia and lymphoma

More than 920 Australians each year will benefit from affordable access to a new medicine for leukaemia and lymphoma patients. Ibrutinib (sold as Imb

Pensioner concession card reinstated from this week

9 Oct 2017 Former part-pensioners will have their Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) reinstated from this week. These former part-pensioners lost t

A new vaccine to strengthen the health of young Australians

From the start of 2018, young Australians will have free access to the new Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, protecting against more strains of HPV

Foreign Ownership of agricultural land register findings

The Turnbull Government today released an update of the Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Register, building on our commitment to increase scruti

Black Spot Program

25 September 2017 The moment Bill Shorten is out of the country, it is typical of Anthony Albanese to try and grab a headline. Even by his stand


The Turnbull Government is continuing to deliver on strengthening accountability in the banking system, today releasing exposure draft legislation for

Grass roots response to win ice war

The Turnbull Government is teaming up with key community groups across the country to tackle the scourge of ice at a grass-roots level, with the next


The Turnbull Government will roll out the Cashless Debit Card in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region in Queensland from early next year along with an


The Turnbull Government will roll out the Cashless Debit Card in the WA Goldfields following support for the card from community leaders in the region

Delivering on cashless welfare card

The final independent evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card trials has found that it has had a “considerable positive impact” in the communities w

10,000 Young Australians off welfare and into work under Path Program

The Turnbull Government has assisted 10,000 long-term unemployed young Australians get off welfare and into work through the Youth Bonus Wage subsidy

Eleven months of consecutive jobs growth

ABS Labour force figures for August show employment has increased for the eleventh consecutive month, demonstrating the underlying strength in the lab

Biggest move on multinational taxation in a generation

The Turnbull Government has instigated one of the most important changes to the taxation of multinationals in a generation. After opposing our earl

It's over. Corrupt payments between employers and unions banned

In August the Senate passed the Turnbull Government’s Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill designed to ensure that Australian workers are

More money to help cane farmers cut runoff to the reef

The Turnbull Government is accelerating efforts to improve the Great Barrier Reef’s water quality by providing further funding of up to $7.1 million

Targeted tax measures to improve housing affordability

The Turnbull Government is moving forward on the housing affordability package announced in the Budget. Legislation introduced into the Parliament

National Accounts - June Quarter 2017

The better days ahead for the Australian economy are now beginning to emerge. In recent weeks and months we have seen evidence of more jobs, more i

You can't trust labor with small business

THERE has never been a better time to do business in Australia, according to Small Business Minister Michael McCormack. “With tax cuts, an extens

Government delivers stronger protections for vulnerable workers

The Turnbull Government’s legislation to protect vulnerable workers has tonight passed the Senate (4/9/17). Minister for Employment, Michaelia Ca

Government ban on excessive card surcharging extended to all businesses

Excessive card surcharging will be banned for all businesses from today, 1 September, continuing the Turnbull Government’s ‘taking action now’ a

Evaluation finds "Considerable positive impact" from Cashless Debit Card

The final independent evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card trials has found that it has had a “considerable positive impact” in the communities w

Consumer affairs forum delivers for consumers

CONSUMERS were put front and centre at the Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs (CAF) today in Melbourne delivering higher penalties f

Strengthening opportunities for local industry

Local industry will have more opportunities to participate in major Defence infrastructure projects as part of a pilot program announced by Minister f

Western Sydney Airport to create jobs and investment boom

Western Sydney Airport will generate tens of thousands of jobs - thousands more than previously estimated - according to new modelling from Ernst and

Lifting the bar on quality teacher education

The Turnbull Government is lifting the bar on teaching quality with the rollout of performance assessments for new teachers graduating in 2018. Min

Housing report released

The Centre for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Housing Australia report released today (29/8/17)  reaffirms the Turnbull Government’s comp

Coalition Government backs workers on superannuation

The Government today (29/8/17) announced a further package of reforms to give the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) near real-time visibility over supe

Shorten's GST "fix"a new Labor tax blitz

Once again, Labor thinks they can fix a problem by writing a big cheque with no clue how to pay for it. The answer is you, by the way. That is what we

Government backs APRA CBA inquiry - taking action now

I welcome today’s (28/8/17) announcement by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to commence an independent prudential inquiry that

Major new measures to combat rare cancers

The Turnbull Government is supporting major new initiatives that will improve access to clinical trials, particularly for people with rare cancers inc

Data Releases

ECONOMIC GROWTH Australia is in its 26th year of consecutive economic growth. This is an enviable record around the world. Real GDP is 1.7 per cent

Protecting Aussies from credit card sharks

For too long, credit card customers have been taken advantage of. Banks and other financial institutions have been happy to give customers exce

From July 1

From 1 July the only organisations paying more tax will be the big banks and multinationals. Our Diverted Profits Tax comes into effect and wil

So much achieved, so much more to do

At the close of Parliament on 22 June for the winter recess the Turnbull Government legislated 17 bills from the Budget handed down in May, a demonstr

Budget Fast Facts

Australia is in its 26th year of uninterrupted economic growth. Projected surplus - 2020-21. Net debt projected to fall to 8.5 per ce

Budget 2017 Key Measures

The 2017 Budget sets out a credible and affordable plan, based on the principles of fairness, security and opportunity. Our plan is: to gr

Building an accountable and competitive banking system

All Australians rely on the banking and financial system. The financial system is the backbone of the economy and plays an essential role in promoting

Guaranteeing the essentials Australians rely on

The Turnbull Government is protecting and boosting the key services that Australians rely on by sustainably funding Medicare, fully funding our share

Reducing pressure on affordable housing

The Turnbull Government is ensuring home ownership is more achievable for ordinary Australians, and that they have access to secure and affordable hou

Delivering opportunity and support for Australian women

The Government’s 2017-18 Budget will deliver significant outcomes for Australian women, recognising the key role women play in the economic and soci

Guaranteeing vital services for Australia's world class health system

The 2017-18 Budget delivers on the Turnbull Government’s commitment to guarantee Medicare and ensure our health system continues to be one of the be

Delivering Road and Rail infrastructure today and planning for a stronger and more competitive Australia tomorrow.

The 2017–18 Budget delivers a transformational next step in the Coalition Government’s record investment in infrastructure – improving connectiv

Mental Health support for veterans and their families

The Government will expand the range of mental health conditions current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members can seek treatment for on a

Guaranteeing Medicare and improving access to medicines for Australians

The 2017-18 Budget delivers on the Turnbull Government’s rock solid commitment to Medicare and improving access to medicines – with increased pati

Strengthening the integrity of Australia's tax system

The Turnbull Government continues to strengthen the integrity of Australia’s tax system by reducing opportunities for multinational tax avoidance an

New Investment in advanced manufacturing and research infrastructure


Stronger growth to create more and better paying jobs

The Turnbull Government’s 2017 Budget is the next stage in our economic plan, making the right choices to secure more and better paying jobs. Fur

Boosting outcomes for Australia's education pathways

The Turnbull Government has committed to record levels of education funding to help secure the better days ahead for Australians. Investment in the

Helping more Australians into jobs

The Turnbull Government is taking action to safeguard Australian jobs and ensure Australians have the necessary training and skills to be job ready.

2017 Foreign Affairs Budget

The 2017 Budget reaffirms the Turnbull Government’s commitment to promoting Australia’s interests internationally, and our commitment to living wi

Investing for growth in our regions

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is investing in regional Australia by delivering infrastructure and communications that will drive economic growth and s

The right choices securing better days ahead

The right choices securing better days ahead The Turnbull Government is making the right choices to ensure our nation’s remarkable economic growt

Record Federal funding for legal assistance

The Turnbull Government will make a further significant investment in the community legal sector, as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The Government wi

1000 days of strong and secure borders

It’s now been 1000 days since the last people smuggling boat reached Australia and more than three years since the last known death at sea at the ha

Delivering affordable gas for all Australians

The Turnbull Government will secure domestic gas supply with the introduction of export restrictions to ensure the Australian market has adequate supp


The Turnbull Government will invest an additional $321.4 million to bolster the capability of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and strengthen the p

True needs-based funding for Australia's schools

The Turnbull Government will introduce real needs-based school funding, and increase investment as part of a new initiative that will give Australian

A stronger, sustainable and student-focussed higher education system for all Australians

One year ago the Turnbull Government committed to consult with the education sector on a package of reforms that was fair, drove quality and excellenc

Small business tax cuts passed

The government will deliver tax relief for around 3.2 million small and medium Australian businesses, employing over 6.5 million workers. Company

Diverted profits tax passes Senate

Joint media release with The Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Today the Turnbull Government successfully legislat

Youth Jobs PaTH - Helping young people prepare for a job


Cook to Benefit From A Tax Plan For Australia’s Future

The 2016 Budget is an economic plan for Australia. It is a plan for a strong new economy with more jobs and growth. As Australia successfull


BUDGET SPEECH 2016-17 PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA TUESDAY 3 MAY 2016 ** Check against delivery ** Thank you Mr Speaker, I move that the Bill no

Preliminary Decision of Foreign Investment Application For Purchase Of S. Kidman & Co Limited

As part of my long and careful deliberations regarding the acquisition by foreign investors of S. Kidman and Co. Limited, consistent with the formal p


Cook consumers will be better protected from misconduct in Australia’s financial services industry following the Turnbull Government’s $127.2

2016 Defence White Paper

Local Federal Member for Cook, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP today welcomed the release of the 2016 Defence White Paper, which sets out the Coalition Gov

Turnbull Government’s Laws To End Excessive Card Surcharging Pass Parliament

The Parliament today passed the Turnbull Government’s tough new laws that will protect consumers from excessive card surcharging. The Competi