Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

Latest News

  • 30 September 2016
    The Final Budget Outcome for 2015-16 shows that the Government is continuing to repair the Budget by lowering the spending growth trajectory of the previous Labor government. 
  • 30 September 2016
    The Turnbull Government has reappointed Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO as Chair and Non-Executive Director of the Board of NBN Co Limited (nbn) for a further three-year term. Dr Switkowski, one of Australia’s most distinguished telecommunications executives, has done an outstanding job as Chair of the nbn Board.
  • 17 September 2016
    The Government continues to ensure that the Commonwealth's property portfolio is appropriate to its expected needs and maximises value for taxpayers.  The Government has been working to find a suitable buyer for its surplus property at 601 Mount Macedon Road, Mt Macedon. 
  • 16 September 2016
    The Government is now inviting the private sector to register its interest in the design, construction, delivery and financing of the Inland Rail project.  Private sector involvement in the delivery of Inland Rail will be in partnership with Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). 
  • 16 September 2016
    The Government this week has secured almost $11 billion worth of improvements to the budget bottom line over the forward estimates to 2019-20, as a result of the deal which secured the passage of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill ($6.3 billion), and tobacco excise increases ($4.6 billion). 
  • 16 September 2016
    I would like to thank the Secretary of my Department, Jane Halton, for her 33 years of highly distinguished public service to Australia – in particular for her outstanding service in the Finance portfolio over the past two and a half years.