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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

EDUCATION

Ministers Tehan and Gee said the Coalition Joint Party Room endorsed the Job-ready Graduates legislation with amendments. [ Full text ]

Greens Senator Faruqi said changes to that legislation have worsened it. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / FOREIGN / JUSTICE

KAP MP Katter urged Australians to call on their MPs to support a Parliamentary Inquiry into Chinese influence over Australian universities. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH / BUDGET

The IRU universities issued their Budget submission. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / REGIONAL

ACER issued 'Pre-service teachers assisting remote learning facilitation'. [ Full text ]

VET

Ministers Cash and Irons welcomed passage of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

VET / ENGINEERING

ASQA approved an extended transition period for superseded MEM training products until December 2021. [ Full text ]

SKILLS / REGIONAL

Independent MP Haines welcomed the Coalition's decision to accept her proposal to build a regional focus into the National Skills Commission. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA / ELECTIONS

Minister Wyatt said an election for the Torres Strait Regional Authority board will take place on 28/11. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INNOVATION

Ministers Reynolds and Price announced $15m over five years to develop new systems for underwater mine detection and clearance. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

Minister Tudge discussed coronavirus/Victoria on 3AW. [ Full text ]

Minister Seselja and Labor MP Payne discussed coronavirus/Parliament/JobSeeker/border controls on 2CC. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Shorten discussed coronavirus/Victoria/lockdown/Minister Colbeck on Today. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / EMPLOYMENT

Shadows Chalmers and O'Connor said ABS data confirms the jobs crisis is getting worse (see Third Edition). [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AVIATION / EMPLOYMENT

Qantas announced plans to outsource its ground handling operations. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Catherine King said that announcement is an example of why the Government needs a plan for aviation. [ Full text ]

The ACTU issued a response to the Qantas announcement. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

AMA president Khorshid discussed the first recorded case of COVID-19 reinfection/vaccine on 6PR. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Coronavirus easy read resources'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE

The AMA issued its submission to the Aged Care Worker Regulation Scheme consultation. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'Victorian Aged Care Response Centre - key contacts for families of aged care residents'. [ Full text ]

The ACQSC issued a key personnel template. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ICT

The DTA issued information on the COVIDSafe app. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / DEFENCE

Defence issued an update on Operation Covid-19 Assist. https://news.defence.gov.au/national/latest-updates-operation-covid-19-assist-tue-08252020-1500 [ Full text ]

SUPER

Shadows Chalmers and Jones said APRA's Q2 2020 data show net contributions to super accounts were negative for the first time (see Third Edition). [ Full text ]

ASFA welcomed APRA's data. [ Full text ]

The FSC welcomed the passage of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation Your Choice) Bill 2019. [ Full text ]

The ACTU said that Bill restricts workers' rights to bargain for a single superannuation fund or set of funds in an enterprise agreement. [ Full text ]

SUPER / BUDGET

ASFA issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

ASIC issued guidance to assist innovative financial businesses test their products and services under the forthcoming enhanced regulatory sandbox. [ Full text ]

APRA issued a consultation letter to deposit-taking institutions and financial corporations regarding proposed changes to Economic and Financial Statistics reporting standards and guidance. [ Full text ]

The ACSI welcomed AMP board and executive changes. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / COMMERCE

Shadows Dreyfus and Jones foreshadowed a move to disallow the Government's attempt to stop class actions by regulation. [ Full text ]

The Keep Corporations Honest campaign issued a statement. [ Full text ]

POSTAL / REGIONAL

Shadow Minister Rowland called for Australia Post to release its pricing to ensure regional businesses are not being unfairly targeted with price hikes for parcels. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

ACCC chair Sims addressed the EUAA conference. [ Full text ]

The EUAA issued a commentary on that address. [ Full text ]

The CEC issued a response to reports of a review of the solar industry and its regulatory framework. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

DHACS issued an annotated agenda from the May meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued an annotated agenda from that group's June meeting. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH / ACADEMIES / BUDGET

The AAHMS issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued 'Update to medical device definitions and requirements for system or procedure packs'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDIGENOUS

The RACGP invited entries for its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health awards. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES / WAGES / GENDER

ACOSS called on the Government to commit to equal pay for community sector workers. [ Full text ]

TRADE

ASPI issued 'More than ore: despite tensions, Australia's non-resource trade with China booms'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / TRADE

AiGroup issued its submission to the Treaties committee inquiry into the treaty-making process. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'Lukashenko retreats to his bunker'. [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'A measure of change in Myanmar election'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / SPACE / CYBERSECURITY

ASPI issued a five-domains update. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / BUDGET

APPEA issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

SLAVERY / JUSTICE

The AIC issued a review of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-19. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES / CLIMATE

The Climate Council said the NSW Bushfires inquiry found climate change was a key factor in last summer's fires. [ Full text ]

WATER / INNOVATION

The WSAA said Stage 2 of the W-Lab technology program has been completed. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / CITIES

The Logistics Council welcomed the Port of Melbourne-Dandenong rail project (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE

AUSVEG announced the appointment of NT grower Mitchael Curtis to its board. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Littleproud discussed coronavirus/border controls and Nationals leadership at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Thistlethwaite discussed aged care, Liberals/Victoria and coronavirus/Victoria on Sky. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / DISABILITY

Minister Robert issued an update on NDIS participants and workforce and COVID-19. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE

Shadow Minister Collins said Minister Colbeck has been cut out of key decision-making authority in his portfolio. [ Full text ]

Greens Senator Siewert said the community has lost confidence in the Government's ability to manage aged care. [ Full text ]

The Victorian Aged Care Response Centre issued an update. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed coronavirus/aged care/border controls/JobSeeker at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / EMPLOYMENT

The ABS issued 'Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 8 August 2020'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SUPER

APRA issued its Q2 2020 super statistics. [ Full text ]

ELECTIONS

The NTEC is updating the vote count. [ Full text ]

SKILLS / ICT

TAFE Directors, Cisco and Optus issued a submission to the Skills Commission review: 'Critical Role of Blue Tech and Digital Skills in Australia's Economic Recovery'. [ Full text ]

SKILLS

DESE issued a Skills Week message from Skills Ambassador Cam (video). [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH / BUDGET

The ATN universities issued their Budget submission. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / FISHERIES / FORESTRY / RESEARCH

DAWE issued 'Levy guidelines: How to establish or amend agricultural levies'. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION

APVMA issued a Gazette. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER issued its final 'Guidelines to make the Integrated System Plan actionable'. [ Full text ]

The CEC announced its 2020 award winners. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / TRANSPORT / FINANCE

The CEFC announced a $7m equity investment in Bolt Bikes. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA said there is a shortage of oral contraceptive pills containing ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / EDUCATION / REGIONAL

The RACGP encouraged future GPs to train in a rural or remote community in 2021. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / BUDGET

The RACGP issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The AIHW issued 'Gout'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Juvenile arthritis'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Osteoarthritis'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Osteoporosis'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, associated comorbidities and risk factors [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Bronchiectasis'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

The Lowy issued 'The killings in the Philippines grow more brazen'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'Singapore's real opposition emerges'. [ Full text ]

PUBLIC SERVICE

Finance issued a guide to setting up a new Commonwealth entity. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

The RBA issued 'How Risky is Australian Household Debt?' [ Full text ]

TRADE / ECONOMY

The ABS issued 'International Merchandise Trade, Preliminary, Australia, July 2020'. [ Full text ]

YOUTH

A transcript is online of the PM's address and Q&A at the Youth Futures Summit. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

Minister McCormack discussed border controls/JobKeeper/JobSeeker on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Collins discussed coronavirus/aged care/border controls on ABC24. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE / HEALTH

The AMA said the Newmarch House report vindicates its calls for assessments of all aged care homes (see yesterday's Second Edition). [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

Deputy CMO Coatsworth held a press conference. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister McCormack discussed Liberals/Victoria and aged care on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

Minister McCormack discussed coronavirus/border controls/aged care/Minister Colbeck/Parliament and Liberals/Victoria at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed Nationals/leadership, agriculture/border controls on Sky. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed coronavirus/Victoria/aged care/JobKeeper and Liberals/Victoria on ABC Central Victoria. [ Full text ]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed coronavirus/aged care/JobKeeper/JobSeeker/border controls/vaccine and Labor/climate/resources on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Mr Chalmers discussed coronavirus/aged care/Australians oversea and China's Thousand Talents program on ABC Brisbane. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Clare discussed ministers Colbeck and Sukkar and former PM Howard at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Jones discussed Liberals/Victoria, Minister Colbeck and coronavirus/super at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Mr Jones discussed Liberals/Victoria, NT election and coronavirus/aged care/super/border controls on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Watt discussed the Collinsville power station project and coronavirus/Parliament on ABC Capricornia. [ Full text ]

Incoming Eden-Monaro MP McBain was interviewed on 2GB. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT

Ministers McCormack and Buchholz invited submissions to an Options Paper for a National Freight Data Hub. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / CITIES

Minister McCormack and the Victorian Minister announced $28m for a rail line between the Port of Melbourne and Dandenong South. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Ministers Andrews and Pitt announced major project Status for the Mardie Salt and Potash Project near Karratha. [ Full text ]

VETERANS

Minister Chester said Veterans in Construction have been part of the team delivering new car parking facilities at the Australian War Memorial. [ Full text ]

POSTAL

Shadow Minister Rowland said Labor is disappointed that cuts to Australia Post services were permitted by the Senate. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / REGIONAL

Greens Senator Faruqi said regional universities will lose out over changes to fees. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

The AIHW issued 'Aged Care Data: Admissions into aged care'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'GEN Aged Care Data: People leaving aged care'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The AIHW issued 'Chronic respiratory conditions'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Back problems'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Rheumatoid arthritis'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Allergic rhinitis ('hay fever')'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Asthma'. [ Full text ]

The AIHW issued 'Asthma, associated comorbidities and risk factors'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA invited submissions on low-negligible risk changes to listed medicine ingredients. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / PUBLIC SERVICE

Comcare issued new scheme guidance for claims managers. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / EDUCATION

CSIRO announced a program to encourage primary school students to eat more veggies. https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2020/Kids-become-food-adventurers-in-new-veggie-program-from-CSIRO [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Why most pension and benefit rates will not be increased in September 2020'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'The delusion of India trying to throttle China's maritime trade'. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'China alone'. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / INNOVATION

MLA invited RD&A funding applications for 2021-22. [ Full text ]

AgriFutures announced the appointment of Dr Matt Hall and Lucinda Hogan to its Emerging Industries Advisory Panel.. [ Full text ]

AgriFutures invited nominations for appointment to its Pasture Seeds Advisory Panel. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER invited comment on proposed amendments to the June 2020 semi scheduled rule change proposal [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / BUDGET

The CEC issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE

Hansard is online of 21/8 evidence from Minister Colbeck, DHACS and ACQSC Commissioner Anderson to the Covid-19 committee. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

A Hansard proof is online of 21/8 evidence from Commpete to a Joint inquiry into the business case for the NBN and the experiences of small businesses. [ Full text ]

REGIONAL / JUSTICE

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Norfolk Island Amendment (Supreme Court) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE / FOREIGN

The Treaties committee announced an inquiry into the Digital Economy Agreement with Singapore. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / FOREIGN

The Treaties committee announced an inquiry into a military training agreement with Singapore. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / FOREIGN

The Treaties committee announced an inquiry into the IMF's New Arrangements to Borrow agreement. [ Full text ]

The Treaties committee announced an inquiry into a loan agreement with the IMF. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / AID / FOREIGN

The Treaties committee announced an inquiry into a borrowing agreement with the IMF as a trustee of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust. [ Full text ]

FOI / JUSTICE

DITRDC issued documents related to a summit regarding the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019 (5.6Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / AVIATION / CORONAVIRUS

DITRDC issued its response to a request for documents related to "Grounded: Australia's aviation crisis and the future of flying" (1.8Mb). [ Full text ]

DITRDC issued agreements with Qantas and Virgin to undertake scheduled flights (4.4Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / AVIATION

DITRDC issued its response to a request for documents related to urban air mobility and electric vertical take-off and landing. [ Full text ]

FOI / COMMERCE

DITRDC issued documents regarding a contract with KordaMentha. [ Full text ]

FOI / INDIGENOUS / COMMERCE

DITRDC issued information on entities which received work under the National Indigenous Procurement Policy in 2019-2020. [ Full text ]

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