Media Releases

ACCC decision on ANZ acquisition of Suncorp Bank

04 August 2023

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has decided not to grant authorisation to ANZ Group Holdings Ltd to acquire Suncorp Bank.

Payments System Board appointments

28 July 2023

The Albanese Government has appointed Dr Michelle Deaker and Professor Ross Buckley, and reappointed Ms Gina Cass‑Gottlieb as part‑time members to the Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia for five‑year terms.

New figures show inflationary pressures are easing

26 July 2023

Today’s figures from the ABS show the price pressures in our economy continue to moderate in welcome ways.

New Chair of the Productivity Commission

24 July 2023

Today Cabinet has agreed to recommend the Governor‑General appoint Chris Barrett as the new Chair of the Productivity Commission, for a term of five years. 

Release of national wellbeing framework

21 July 2023

The Albanese Government is today releasing Measuring What Matters, Australia’s first national wellbeing framework, to help better track outcomes in our economy and society.

G20 meeting in Gandhinagar, India

16 July 2023

This week I will join international counterparts in India as part of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings in Gandhinagar.

New Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

14 July 2023

The Albanese Government has appointed Michele Bullock as the ninth Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) for a seven‑year term beginning on 18 September 2023.

Finalised gas code delivers for Australians

10 July 2023

The Albanese Government’s Mandatory Gas Code of Conduct is now law.

Taking action on de-banking

29 June 2023

The Albanese Government is taking steps to address the challenges and impacts of de‑banking in Australia by supporting recommendations in the Council of Financial Regulator’s paper and committing to work with the sector to implement them.

Construction begins on health facility at Charles Darwin University

28 June 2023

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has today announced the start of construction on a new health teaching and research facility in Darwin being delivered by the Albanese Labor Government.