Media Releases

Appointment of the Australian Statistician

12 December 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr David Kalisch as the full-time Australian Statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for a period of five years. The ABS is Australia's national statistical agency providing key statistics on a wide range of economic, environmental and social issues, to assist and encourage informed decision […]

Labor’s Leigh wrong again

17 September 2014

The Coalition has, and will continue to, crack down on multinational tax evaders. The House of Representatives currently has before it legislation that tightens the rules governing thin capitalisation (Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 4) Bill 2014). The Abbott Government is legislating to fix thin capitalisation rules, by making sure that repayments […]

ASIC National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17

1 August 2014

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steven Ciobo, launched the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (ASIC) new National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17 today. The new Strategy aims to improve the financial literacy of all Australians by providing a national framework for action across government, business, community and education sectors. “Knowing how to manage your money […]

More Labor Lies

15 July 2014

Labor’s claim this morning that a reduction in staff at the Australian Tax Office could cost the Government nearly a billion dollars in lost revenue is just another Labor lie. Commissioner of Taxation, Chris Jordan, in Senate Estimates last month, provided clear answers that prove Labor is lying. Senator MARK BISHOP: …Are you putting to […]

Labor continue to live in debt and deficit denial

29 June 2014

Labor must come clean and tell the Australian people if they support the Budget ever returning to surplus. Labor set Australia on a pathway to $667 billion of gross debt, with $123 billion in cumulative deficits, yet continue to oppose plans to fix their mess. They’re happy for Australia to continue to pay $1 billion […]

Asia Region Funds Passport

16 June 2014

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steven Ciobo MP, will today join a business delegation to the Republic of Korea today to promote the Asia Region Funds Passport and the Australian financial services industry. The Asia Region Funds Passport is a multilaterally agreed framework that will facilitate the cross-border issuing of funds across participating economies […]

Working to remove barriers to help small businesses grow

28 March 2014

The Government has asked the Board of Taxation to conduct a review to identify features in the tax system that are hindering or preventing small businesses from reaching their commercial goals. We recognise the need to unshackle the small business sector and make life simpler for small business especially when it comes to their interaction with […]

Triangular tribute remembers the fallen – Lest we forget

27 March 2014

As Australians prepare for Anzac Day 2014, the Royal Australian Mint today unveiled a significant new triangular $5 collectible coin; the first from the Anzac Centenary Coin Program. The coin commemorates the Centenary of the First World War, as well as pays tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for Australia in all wars, […]

New $1 coin shares the spirit of the Centenary of ANZAC

13 February 2014

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, today unveiled a new $1 circulating 2014 coin featuring the Centenary of Anzac logo and produced by the Royal Australian Mint. The special commemorative 2014 $1 circulating coin […]

Closure of the Australian Valuation Office

24 January 2014

The Australian Valuation Office (AVO) will cease to provide services by 30 June 2014. The AVO has delivered valuation services exclusively for the Government since 1910 but has become unsustainable and is expected to incur losses of up to $4 million this financial year. The losses are forecast to get worse each year as the […]