Media Releases

Appointment of members to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Advisory Board

10 August 2017

Today I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Susan Alberti AC and Mr Peter Hogan as part-time general members of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Advisory Board for a period of three years. The ACNC Advisory Board provides sector-specific advice in areas such as the not-for-profit sector, law, accounting and taxation […]

Helping Australians realise their dream of home ownership

21 July 2017

The Turnbull Government is launching the next phase of its comprehensive housing affordability package, releasing draft legislation to: help Australians buy their first home remove the barriers that discourage retirees from downsizing their homes and stop foreign residents investing in residential real estate claiming the main residence exemption. Legislation to establish the First Home Super […]

Turnbull Government continuing to deliver on housing affordability

30 June 2017

The Turnbull Government is continuing to deliver on the comprehensive housing affordability package outlined in this year’s Budget, with a raft of measures to help Australians into their own home and increase the supply of and access to affordable housing coming into effect from tomorrow, 1 July. We are implementing a comprehensive plan that will […]

Reducing pressure on housing affordability

9 May 2017

The Turnbull Government is ensuring home ownership is more achievable for ordinary Australians, and that they have access to secure and affordable housing. Housing affordability is a major issue affecting many Australians and there is no silver bullet. To support Australian households, the Government has a comprehensive plan that will improve outcomes across the housing […]

Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

4 April 2017

Today I will be travelling to Suva, Fiji to represent the Australian Government at the 2017 Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM). Bringing together members of the Pacific Islands Forum and observers from a number of developmental partners, the FEMM is the only Pacific region forum of economic and finance ministers, providing an important […]

Confused Leigh’s own words come back to bite him

15 February 2017

Andrew Leigh is repeating his misrepresentation of Australia’s corporate tax rate to defend his backflip on now opposing a cut to the corporate tax rate he once supported. Yesterday and again today, the Shadow Assistant Treasurer tried to incorrectly claim that we don’t need to reduce the 30% corporate tax rate because somehow the corporate […]

Leigh caught out in an embarrassing tax lie

15 February 2017

Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh, was caught out in an embarrassing claim about a fundamental feature of Australia’s tax system. In an interview on Sky News Australia, Andrew Leigh said the following to justify Labor’s anti-competitive policies on tax: “What Australians have to recognise is that our corporate rate has dividend imputation. That means we […]

New Assistant Minister to the Treasurer

25 January 2017

It was my privilege to be sworn in today as Assistant Minister to the Treasurer. The Turnbull Government is committed to its economic agenda. The Liberal Party has always been the government of strong economic policy and budget reform and I am dedicated to upholding that tradition. I look forward to working with the Ministerial […]