Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Budget 2021-22

The Treasury is engaged in a range of issues from macroeconomic policy settings to microeconomic reform, climate change to social policy, as well as tax policy and international agreements and forums.

Address to the Australian Business Economists
2020 Tax Benchmarks and Variations Statement
Population Statement 2020

Economic Response to the Coronavirus

The Government is acting decisively in the national interest to support households and businesses and address the significant economic consequences of the coronavirus.

The JobKeeper Payment helps keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses. On 21 July 2020 the Government announced the extension of the JobKeeper Payment until 28 March 2021, targeting support to those businesses and not-for-profits who continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.

JobKeeper payment

HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.