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Friday, 27 November 2020

GENERAL

Minister Payne discussed the return of Dr Moore-Gilbert, Australians overseas, China/trade and Invictus medals on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne discussed the return of Dr Moore-Gilbert and Australians overseas on Seven. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed Australians overseas/ quarantine and Cormann/OECD on ABC Adelaide. [ Full text ]

Minister Cash discussed SAS/justice, Australians overseas and tobacco policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Dutton and Shadow Minister Marles discussed Australians overseas/quarantine, SAS/justice, Victoria/China and China relations on Today. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed the Groom by-election, inland rail, resources/EPBC and climate policy on ABC Southern Queensland. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese discussed Australians overseas and travel/vaccine at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Plibersek and LNP Senator Stoker discussed SAS/justice and coronavirus management on Sky. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

Minister Birmingham discussed Chinese tariffs on Australian wine at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud expressed disappointment over China's tariffs on wine. [ Full text ]

Shadows Madeleine King and Husic issued a statement. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / AGRICULTURE

Minister Littleproud said citrus and apple businesses and food manufacturers will be disappointed that Food Ministers Forum voted to classify fruit and vegie juices in the same health category as soft drink. [ Full text ]

A communique from that meeting will be posted here. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

Minister Pitt said the meeting of the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council has committed to action for communities and irrigators. [ Full text ]

The MDBA issued a weekly report. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / INNOVATION

AgriFutures issued 'Impact assessment of investment in the AgriFutures Export Fodder Program'. [ Full text ]

Hort Innovation announced board changes. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / ANIMAL HEALTH

AgriFutures issued 'Utilisation of synthetic amino acids by poultry'. [ Full text ]

ANIMAL HEALTH

Animal Health Australia announced a board change. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

AUSVEG announced a board change. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Reynolds launched a Defence Transformation Strategy. [ Full text ]

Minister Reynolds addressed that launch. [ Full text ]

RECYCLING

Ministers Ley and Evans and the Tasmanian Minister announced $11m for recycling projects. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Ruston discussed the National Redress Scheme and welfare compliance/justice on AM. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

Minister Hunt discussed telehealth, coronavirus/research/Europe/vaccines/quarantine/ border controls/NZ at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM

Minister McCormack said the Government continues to work to get as many Australians home by Christmas as possible. [ Full text ]

Minister Wong discussed Australians overseas on ABC Adelaide. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / INDIGENOUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Wyatt announced $858k from the Aboriginals Benefit Account Central Land Council social wellbeing and economic growth projects. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

AMA vice president Moy discussed coronavirus/SA/quarantine/vaccines/travel on 3AW. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / DEFENCE

Defence issued a Covid-19 Assist update. [ Full text ]

BUDGET

Minister Birmingham issued the October General Government Financial Statements. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham issued 'Advances to the Finance Minister in the week ending Friday 27 November 2020'. [ Full text ]

WATER / CITIES

Minister Pitt issued 'Advancing the urban water sector and Institutional arrangements for urban water' and 'Institutional arrangements for urban water'. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / REGIONAL

Ministers McCormack and Coulton discussed the inland rail project at a Moree press conference. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT

Minister Cash said an ACT Jobs Fair was held today. [ Full text ]

SLAVERY

Minister Wood issued a first tranche of Modern Slavery Statements from businesses. [ Full text ]

TAX / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Sukkar issued the final report from the review of the Tax Practitioners Board and the Government's response. [ Full text ]

MEDIA / COMMERCE

Shadows Burke and Rowland issued a commentary on proposed media regulation reforms (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Shadow Minister Burke addressed the NSW Road Transport Industrial organisation. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / TRADE

The Lowy issued a podcast: 'Fareed Zakaria on Australia's "opportunity" between the US and China'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / JUSTICE

Shadow Minister Fitzgibbon issued an oped on the SAS in Afghanistan. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / GENDER

ASPI issued 'Australia and the UN women, peace and security agenda: 20 years on'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / ENVIRONMENT

ASPI issued 'Oil on troubled waters: coordinating responses to environmental disasters in Indian Ocean island states'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / ICT

The AMA said it will work with the Government to make Medicare-funded telehealth a permanent part of the healthcare system. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

DHACS issued 'Cost recovery implementation statement for second-tier default benefits 2020-2021'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The ACSQHC issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

G20 / HEALTH

The Lowy issued 'Prospects for a G20 "pandemic treaty"'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY / SPORT

The TGA posted a webinar on the classification of sports supplements are therapeutic goods. [ Full text ]

SUPER / FINANCE / COMMERCE

The SMSFA issued 'Why are SMSF and other retail investors missing out on ASX capital raisings during COVID-19?'. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The ACNC issued a statement on plans to introduce sanctions for charities that fail to join to the National Redress Scheme. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE

The CEC issued its submission to a House inquiry into the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 and a related Bill. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / STANDARDS

The ACQSC issued 'Aged Care Quality Standards'. [ Full text ]

ICT / PUBLIC SERVICE

The DTA announced a whole of government arrangement with Oracle. [ Full text ]

VET

ITECA welcomed the restructure of ASQA's management (see yesterday's Fourth Edition). [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT / JUSTICE

The NTEU expressed disappointment with the dismissal of its claim against the USyd's decision to sack Dr Tim Anderson. [ Full text ]

ELECTIONS

Barton Deakin issued a briefing on the Groom by-election. [ Full text ]

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