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Friday, 20 December 2019

GENERAL

Minister Littleproud discussed the deaths of two firefighters, bushfires, the PM's holiday, drought and climate policy at an Ipswich doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Reynolds discussed Defence/bushfires and the PM's holiday on ABC Sydney. [ Full text ]

The BCA CEO discussed Budget, Newstart, tax, regulation, energy and climate policy on RN. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'ASPI suggests: a look back at 2019'. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

Treasurer Frydenberg invited comment on establishing a Compensation Scheme of Last Resort. [ Full text ]

AFCA has activated its significant event response plan following the South East Queensland hailstorms being declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / ECONOMY / RESEARCH

The RBA issued papers presented at its 2019 Quantitative Economics workshop. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC said companies and super entities regulated by APRA are required to have a whistleblower policy by 1 January. [ Full text ]

The SME Ombudsman invited comment on developing a framework for small businesses facing insolvency and insolvency practitioners managing external administrations. [ Full text ]

The ALRC issued 'The Banking Executive Accountability Regime: an alternative model of individual liability for corporate fault'. [ Full text ]

AVIATION / INFRASTRUCTURE / COMMERCE

TAI issued 'Airports What the Productivity Commission missed'. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES / SOCIAL SERVICES / REGIONAL

Minister Littleproud and the Queensland Minister said bushfire-affected residents in Gladstone have access to cash payments. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES

Anthony Albanese was interviewed on 2GB. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES / CLIMATE

The Climate Council issued 'This is not normal: Explaining Bushfires and Climate Change'. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE / REGIONAL

Minister Fletcher invited comments on the design of trials of new ways of delivering phone services in rural and remote Australia. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / REGIONAL

Minister Tudge said an agreement with the NSW Central Coast Council will mean 29 Urban Congestion Fund projects will soon be underway. [ Full text ]

REGIONAL

BITRE issued 'Progress in Australian Regions Yearbook 2019'. [ Full text ]

INFRASTRUCTURE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA / FINANCE

NAIF issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

INFRASTRUCTURE

BITRE issued 'Australian Infrastructure Statistics-Yearbook 2019'. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

The ACCC issued an interim report from its inquiry into Northern Australia Insurance. [ Full text ]

SPACE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

ASPI issued 'Northern launch site could transform Australia's role in space'. [ Full text ]

BUDGET

Minister Cormann issued the November General Government Sector Financial Statements. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / ECONOMY

Shadow Minister Gallagher said the list of organisations calling on the Government to support the economy continues to grow. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / HISTORY

Minister Chester marked 104 years since Australian troops left Gallipoli. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / ICT / INNOVATION

ASPI issued 'Balancing the lopsided debate on autonomous weapon systems'. [ Full text ]

HISTORY

The Lowy issued 'Favourites of 2019: Babylon Berlin'. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / ENVIRONMENT / HEALTH / REGIONAL

A Joint committee issued a first report from its inquiry into PFAS remediation in and around Defence bases. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE / ANIMAL HEALTH

Agriculture invited comment on a draft regulation impact statement on live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / ANIMAL HEALTH / RESEARCH

AgriFutures issued 'How to keep chickens cool and save water'. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / RESEARCH

AgriFutures said the Honey Bee Products CRC is looking forward to continued collaboration with its Honey Bee & Pollination program. [ Full text ]

BIOTECH / AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / INDUSTRY

FSANZ issued an update on proposed reforms to regulation of food derived using new breeding techniques. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / RESEARCH

AgriFutures invited applications for travel subsidies to attend the International Temperate Rice Conference or Rice Technical Working Group. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / WATER

The Irrigators Council said Christmas lunch would be a sad affair without the work of irrigators. [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY

Agriculture said senders and receivers of international mail or parcels need to be aware of biosecurity conditions. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

The MDBA issued a communique from Tuesday's Ministerial Council meeting. [ Full text ]

The MDBA issued a weekly report. [ Full text ]

FISHERIES / PUBLIC SERVICE

AFMA announced its 2019-20 levy rates and arrangements. [ Full text ]

VET

The Mitchell Institute issued 'Australian Investment in Education: Vocational Education and Training'. [ Full text ]

The AEU issued a commentary on that report. [ Full text ]

ASQA issued 'New Tuition Protection Arrangements for VET Student Loans from 1 January 2020'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH

Universities Australia announced the departure of Director of Communications Schubert. [ Full text ]

SKILLS / RESOURCES

The Minerals Council issued its submission to the PC review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The AMA issued its submission to the MBS Review Consumer Panel Report. [ Full text ]

The AMA issued its submission to the MBS Review Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Reports. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued 'Too much of a good thing: the health risks of human growth hormone'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

DHACS issued 'MRFF initiatives - implementation plan snapshots'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

The ACQSC issued a Bulletin. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

The NDIS issued 'Clarification on assistance technology support under $5,000'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER issued 'Summer Readiness Compliance Bulletin 2019'. [ Full text ]

The AER foreshadowed a report into yesterday's wholesale electricity price spike of $14,700/MWh in SA. [ Full text ]

The AEMC issued a new version of the National Electricity Rules. [ Full text ]

The AEMC issued a new version of the National Electricity Rules (NT). [ Full text ]

MEDIA / JUSTICE

ACMA said A Current Affair breached a person's privacy in a February episode. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

The Law Council called on the Government to seek pardons for the MPs and their supporters known as the Nauru 19. [ Full text ]

EARTH SCIENCES / SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

GA issued images from an Earth Observations exhibition at Questacon. [ Full text ]

RESEARCH / ACADEMIES

The Academy of Science issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM issued a statement on his holiday. [ Full text ]

The PM discussed bushfires and his holiday on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Minister McCormack and the NSW Rural Fire Commissioner discussed bushfires, the PM's holiday, climate, coal, China relations and border security/health policy at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES

The PM expressed his condolences and sympathies to the families of the firefighters who have died. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed bushfires on Today. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese was interviewed on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese was interviewed on RN. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese held a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Bowen issued a statement on the deaths of firefighters from his electorate. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Rishworth discussed bushfires on Sky. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES / TOURISM

Minister Littleproud and the Queensland Minister announced a $6m tourism recovery package for the Scenic Rim, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast and Noosa. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / SHIPPING / EARTH SCIENCES / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Reynolds announced $150m over five years to survey shipping routes, commercial ports and maritime approaches within the Australian Charting Area. [ Full text ]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / SHIPPING

Minister Wyatt announced $25m to construct seawalls, repair and maintain jetties in the Torres Strait, and re-establish ferry services between Saibai and Dauan islands. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT / NUCLEAR / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

DEE issued 'Supervising Scientist Assessment Report of 2019 Ranger Mine Closure Plan'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

Minister Tehan congratulated all students on the completion of the school year. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / VET

ITECA announced the appointment of Wilhelm Harnisch as chair. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / EDUCATION

DHACS issued 'Educating the Nurse of the Future Report and Literature Reviews'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The ABS issued 'Microdata: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2018-19'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA invited comment on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

DHACS issued 'Policy and regulatory approach to electronic cigarettes'. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY / ICT / COMMERCE

Minister Fletcher issued a link to a tabled a statement regarding the National Relay Service. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC said the Federal Court has ordered Westpac to pay $9.15m for 22 contraventions of the Corporations Act and to pay ASIC's costs. [ Full text ]

ASIC issued 'Regtech Initiatives 2018-19'. [ Full text ]

ASIC invited comment on draft guidance for new financial product design and distribution obligations. [ Full text ]

ASIC announced proceedings against Volkswagen Financial Services Australia. [ Full text ]

The ACCC said it will defer implementation of the Consumer Data Right in the banking sector from February to July 2020. [ Full text ]

UNIONS / JUSTICE

The ROC issued an updated Compliance and Enforcement policy. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / ICT / FINANCE

The Law Council issued guidance on the risks of crowdfunding. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Minister Colbeck urged people to look out for the elderly and vulnerable in the hot weather. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / AGRICULTURE

The CER invited comment on a proposed new approach to contracting under the Emissions Reduction Fund. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / COMMERCE / INDUSTRY

The APO posted 'Australian climate policy survey 2019'. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / FOREIGN

The UNFCCC Secretary issued a statement on the outcome of COP25. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

The Lowy issued 'No news from Kashmir'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / AID

The Lowy issued 'Little to gain from linking Australia's aid with China in the Pacific'. [ Full text ]

TRADE

ASPI issued 'Free trade isn't dead yet'. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE / TRADE

ABARES issued a Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update. [ Full text ]

BUDGET

The BCA issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

STEM / GENDER / ACADEMIES

The Academy of Science said 2272 women have joined STEM Women in the past five months. [ Full text ]

RESEARCH / INDUSTRY

Science & Technology Australia announced Misha Schubert as its CEO. [ Full text ]

FOI / ENVIRONMENT / AGRICULTURE

DEE issued its response to a request for documents regarding Minister Taylor/Jamland. (27Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / ENVIRONMENT / INDIGENOUS / TOURISM

DEE issued its response to a request for photos and footage of the removal of the climbing chain and summit cairn from Uluru, this is the first of two images. [ Full text ]

This is the second image. [ Full text ]

FOI / ENVIRONMENT / ENERGY

DEE issued documents regarding the Twin Creek wind farm project in SA (11Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / ENVIRONMENT

DEE issued its response to a request for documents that show how $300m, 31/2 years and 1,401 days were calculated in the Minister's media release for the EPBC review and the Minister's op-ed in the AFR. [ Full text ]

FOI / RESOURCES

DIIS issued its response to a request for correspondence between Ministers Canavan and Price in April regarding Adani or Cameco (10Mb). [ Full text ]

DIIS issued its response to a request for information about a tweet (3Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / CHILDREN / JUSTICE

The Child Abuse RC issued documents regarding Father James Brown (1.8Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / JUSTICE

The AFP issued its response to a request for documents regarding the non-renewal of contracts for Leanne Close and Sue Bird, the contract of Neil Gaughan and the restructuring of senior executive positions (1.3Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / EMPLOYMENT

Employment issued its response to a request for data referred to in a West Australian article about jobactive placements. [ Full text ]

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