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.Further

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 successfully transition


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 mill

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 Competition a

Stay connected with Scott as the Federal Member for Cook

Keep informed on issues, events and announcements happening in the Cook Electorate. Subscribe to our newsletter today.