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Monday, 7 February 2022

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE / DEFENCE

The PM and Ministers Hunt and Dutton said up to 1,700 ADF personnel will support the aged care sector. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / COMMERCE / SOCIAL SERVICES / EDUCATION

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed JobKeeper/schools on 6PR. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM / COMMERCE

AiGroup welcomed the plan to reopen international borders from 22/2. [ Full text ]

The BCA welcomed that plan. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS issued a vaccine rollout update. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its vaccination daily jurisdictional breakdown. [ Full text ]

The Doherty issued 'Setting it Straight: Viruses, vaccines and COVID-19: The Omicron invasion'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

ACOSS said the Government should rule out austerity budgets after the election. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE / WAGES

The Grattan issued 'Derisory and poorly designed - the bonus payments for aged-care workers'. [ Full text ]

INSURANCE / NATURAL DISASTERS / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

The PM, Treasurer Frydenberg and Ministers McKenzie, Littleproud and Sukkar announced a final design of the reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage. [ Full text ]

Minister Sukkar discussed insurance/northern Australia on ABC north Queensland. [ Full text ]

The Insurance Council welcomed the reinsurance pool design. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM and Ministers Hunt, Andrews and Tehan said Australia will reopen to fully vaccinated visa holders from 21/2. [ Full text ]

The PM and Ministers Andrews, Hunt and Dutton discussed Ukraine, corona management/overseas travel/aged care/ADF/vaccines, religion/justice and anti-corruption policy at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg addressed an AiGroup event. [ Full text ]

Minister Joyce and Labor MP Fitzgibbon discussed the PM/texts on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed PM/Joyce/texts/Nationals at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Robert discussed JobTrainer, skills/immigration/wages and corona management/RATs/unis on Arabic radio. [ Full text ]

Minister Stoker discussed her career and Parliament on Logan FM. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Burke discussed anti-corruption, religion/justice, parliament and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

AiGroup welcomed Treasurer Frydenberg's speech. [ Full text ]

The BCA issued a commentary on that speech. [ Full text ]

Shadows Rowland and Watt discussed children/e-safety and religion/justice at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

Minister Taylor discussed the Hunter Power project and industry/steel on 2HD. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

Minister Pitt said water storages across the Basin are over 92% full. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

Greens Senator Waters said the Government's decision to abandon its ICAC promise is proof they never intended to establish an anti-corruption body. [ Full text ]

Independent MP Haines said hers is the only Bill for a federal integrity commission in this term of Parliament. [ Full text ]

RESEARCH

Greens Senator Faruqi foreshadowed a move to establish a Senate inquiry into her Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018. [ Full text ]

PRODUCTIVITY

The PC issued information on its inquiry into productivity and invited submissions. [ Full text ]

Treasury issued 'Reaching for the stars: Australian firms and the global productivity frontier'. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The FSC issued a submission to Treasury on the Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle draft regulations. [ Full text ]

The FSC issued its submission to Treasury on the draft terms of reference for the review of the Quality of Financial Advice. [ Full text ]

CAANZ issued a statement on the discrepancy between ASIC's forecast and actual resource allocation. [ Full text ]

SUPER / TAX

The SMSFA issued a submission to the ATO's draft Practice Statement Law Administration, a draft Taxation Determination and the exercising of Commissioner discretion. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

ACMA extended the deadline for submissions on licensing arrangements for satellite services to implement planning outcomes of reviews of the 2 GHz and 28 GHz bands. [ Full text ]

ACMA extended the deadline for submissions on changes to arrangements for television outside broadcast services in the bands 1980-2010 MHz and 2170-2200 MHz. [ Full text ]

auDA announced a marketing campaign for the .au direct domain namespace. [ Full text ]

ICT / SECURITY

A Joint committee issued a report from its inquiry into telco security reforms. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA / JUSTICE

The Federal Court issued its decision in Facebook vs OAIC. [ Full text ]

The OAIC welcomed that decision. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / EDUCATION / CORONAVIRUS

The Medical Board issued the 2021 Medical Training Survey. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES / DATA / JUSTICE

DHACS updated its register of data matching for Medicare compliance purposes. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The Pharmacy Guild said 31% of middle-income households without a concession card have found it difficult to afford medications on the PBS. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INFRASTRUCTURE / SECURITY

The CEC issued its submission to the draft Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022. [ Full text ]

The CEC issued its response to draft Security of Critical Infrastructure (Application) Rules 2021. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / PUBLIC SERVICE

The CER invited participation in a survey on its visual identity. [ Full text ]

NOT-FOR-PROFIT / JUSTICE

The ACNC said the AAT has upheld its decision to refuse to register three companies as charities. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / REGIONAL

The RAI issued its December labour market report. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Getting Australia's defence capability right in time to deter a future enemy'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Defining Biden'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / COUNTER-TERROR

ASPI issued 'Even with its head severed, Islamic State may continue to bite'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / ENVIRONMENT / ACADEMIES

The Academy of Science said a Pacific satellite event of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 will be held in Brisbane in June. [ Full text ]

PRODUCTIVITY

Treasurer Frydenberg said the PC will conduct a second five-yearly review of Australia's productivity performance. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister McKenzie and the Queensland Minister announced disaster assistance for the Barcoo, Boulia, Bulloo, Cloncurry, Diamantina, Mount Isa, Quilpie and Winton LGAs. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed political issues, wages/costs, corona management/aged care/schools and ABC/SBS/funding on ABC Brisbane. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Keneally discussed political issues, border controls/immigration/justice on Sky. [ Full text ]

Senator Keneally discussed those topics and religion/justice, corona management/aged care/RATs/tax at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Transcripts of Treasurer Frydenberg's morning interviews are being posted online. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / RESOURCES

Greens MP Bandt called for a moratorium on new coal, gas and oil projects until the COP27 in November. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The Climate Council issued a commentary on approval of the Hunter power project (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH / BUDGET

Universities Australia issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

VET

TAFE Directors issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

ACADEMIES

ACOLA issued its 2020-21 annual report. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The ABA issued its submission to ASIC on simple arrangements following a hardship notice. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / SLAVERY / JUSTICE

AUSTRAC issued 'Detecting and stopping forced sexual servitude in Australia'. [ Full text ]

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Corporations Amendment (Improving Outcomes for Litigation Funding Participants) Bill 2021. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / BUDGET

CAANZ issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

The Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

SUPER / BUDGET

ASFA issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY

The ACSC said a vulnerability has been identified in pre 2017 Samba versions. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / CHILDREN

DHACS updated 'National immunisation coverage rates for all children'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The RACGP announced a campaign to inspire medical students and junior doctors to choose to specialise in general practice. [ Full text ]

MEDIA / PUBLIC SERVICE

TAI issued a commentary on ABC funding (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'Russia's revenge'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / COMMERCE

The ABS issued 'Retail Trade, Australia, December 2021'. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on 4BC (audio). [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on Sky (video). [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on ABC24 (video). [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on AM (audio). [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on Today (video). [ Full text ]

Minister Robert discussed employment/wages/interest rates/immigration and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Robert discussed national curriculum and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed the PM/Joyce/texts/Nationals, LNP MP Christensen/anti-vax and corona management/RATs on RN. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed the PM/Joyce/texts, corona management and domestic violence on The Project. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed political issues on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese discussed political issues and television regulation on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Leigh and Liberal MP Falinski discussed political issued and the Queen on Sky. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

Ministers Ley and Taylor announced environmental approval for the Hunter Power Project. [ Full text ]

MEDIA / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Fletcher announced $4.2b for the ABC and SBS over three years. [ Full text ]

ABC chair Buttrose and MD Anderson welcomed that announcement. [ Full text ]

MEDIA

Minister Fletcher issued a media policy statement and invited comment on a proposed Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH

Minister Hunt and Coleman announced $1.5m to lifeline to expand its crisis support and suicide prevention services. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

The MJA issued 'A large trial of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in the United States highlights the need to revisit the Australian diagnostic criteria'. [ Full text ]

The MJA issued 'The prevalence of tinnitus in the Australian working population'. [ Full text ]

A new edition of the MJA is online. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / RESEARCH

The MJA issued 'COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty)-induced myocarditis'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

BORDER SECURITY / FOREIGN

Minister Andrews said six Australian-trained detector dogs are joining Japan Customs. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Philippine elections and the politics behind it'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / TRADE

The WTO issued its Q3 2021 intermediate goods trade data. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC

ASPI issued 'Micronesia's exit from the Pacific Islands Forum'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / ICT

Mr Albanese and Shadows Plibersek, Rowland and Watts committed to provide and eSmart Digital Licence+ for primary and secondary students and the eSmart Media Literacy Lab for secondary students. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

Greens Senator Waters proposed $477m for consent education and $68.5m over 10 years for free tampons and pads in public schools. [ Full text ]

The NCSEHE issued 'Equity through complexity: Inside the "black box" of the Block Model'. [ Full text ]

ACER issued 'Don't look up, look forward: How are global trends shaping education?' [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / TRADE

DESE invited submissions on the benefits and challenges of diversifying international student cohorts. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

Shadow AG Dreyfus said AG Cash has said there will be no anti-corruption commission under the Liberals. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / COMMERCE

AiGroup's Performance of Services Index rose 6.6 points to 56.2 in December/January. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

A Senate committee issued reports and comments from its inquiry into the Sterling Income Trust. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA / JUSTICE

Hansard is online of a 3/2 hearing for a House inquiry into social media and online safety [ Full text ]

FOI / HEALTH / INDUSTRY

DHACS issued information about changes in supply volumes of certain medicines. [ Full text ]

FOI / DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Defence issued its response to a request for documents relating to the achievement of criteria for Naval Group to move to Contract Work Scope 2. [ Full text ]

Defence issued a schedule of released documents. [ Full text ]

Defence issued those documents. [ Full text ]




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