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

Latest News

  • 27 February 2019
    Special Minister of State Alex Hawke today confirmed that he had changed regulations regarding the way communications allowances can be spent by parliamentarians. Mr Hawke said that the changes will ensure all communities across Australia get the same opportunity to receive information from their Federal Member, closing an anomaly in the old system.
  • 14 January 2019
    The Morrison Government’s new political donation laws that ban foreign interference in Australian elections are now in place. The new laws mandate that political campaigning targeting Australians cannot be paid for by foreign donors, including election advertising, campaign phone calls and how-to-vote cards.
  • 12 October 2018
    Last week I instructed the Department of Finance to provide prompt advice to me regarding matters relating to the Hon Stuart Robert MP and his home internet connection.