The Hon.

Ben Morton MP

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Assistant Minister to the Minister for the Public Service
Assistant Minister for Electoral Matters
Federal Liberal Member for Tangney

Australia’s strong recovery from pandemic leads the way

Defying the doubters the Australian economy has once again displayed its strength.Growth is up, unemployment is down and this week Standard & Poor’s, a leading international credit rating agency upgraded Australia and reaffirmed our AAA status.The economic...

Democracies unite in face of world’s challenges

Values and principles form the basis of who we are as international actors, but the currency by which they are translated into overall global good is practical action that improves people’s lives. There is no sense in having people admire democracy and open economies...

Government support does not finish with the end of JobKeeper

On Sunday JobKeeper came to an end. It has been a remarkably successful program, which during the peak of the crisis supported 1 million businesses employing 3.8 million workers. At a cost of around $90bn, it is the single largest economic assistance measure any...

More planes in the air and jobs on the ground

Earlier this week I was in Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane, meeting with small business owners and hearing first-hand about the impact COVID was having on them.Their experiences were mixed. The builder in Townsville had graduated off JobKeeper and he was now busy...