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Thursday, 10 January 2019

GENERAL

Treasurer Frydenberg discussed a St Kilda demonstration and teacher qualification policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Treasurer Frydenberg discussed housing finance and gender policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Hunt discussed mental health policy, a sex offender register, a Saudi asylum seeker and political issues on ABC24. [Full Text]

Minister Hunt discussed those topics, super/tax and One Nation/cane toads at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Dutton discussed paedophile register policy, the Saudi asylum seeker, Nauru detainees and foreign fighter Prakash at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Coleman discussed visa cancellations, Independent Senator Anning/race demo and a Saudi woman detained in Bangkok at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Wong discussed Senator Anning/race demo, a Saudi woman detained in Bangkok, political issues and Shadow Minister Albanese at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Neumann discussed Senator Anning/race demo, a Saudi woman detained in Bangkok, Sudanese immigrants and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

JUSTICE

Minister Dutton announced national consultations on a proposal to establish a National Public Register of Child Sex Offenders. [Full Text]

The Law Council said that proposal requires caution. [Full Text]

The Race Discrimination Commissioner said he was deeply concerned about a rally organised by far-right activists in St Kilda. [Full Text]

The BCA condemned those demonstrations. [Full Text]

JUSTICE / BORDER SECURITY

Minister Dutton discussed that proposal and Nauru on 2GB. [Full Text]

IMMIGRATION / JUSTICE

Minister Dutton said more than 800 non-citizen criminals were stripped of their visas in 2018. [Full Text]

Greens Senator Hanson-Young called on the Government to issue emergency travel documents to a Saudi woman in Bangkok. [Full Text]

FOI / HOME AFFAIRS

Home Affairs issued several FoI releases from late November. [Full Text]

MENTAL HEALTH

Minister Hunt announced $47m for headspace. [Full Text]

Minister Hunt discussed mental health policy on ABC Melbourne. [Full Text]

MENTAL HEALTH / HEALTH

Minister Hunt discussed headspace funding and health/super on Sunrise. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDIGENOUS / GENDER

Minister Wyatt announced $1m over two years to Bush TV Enterprises for its Camping On Country program. [Full Text]

HEALTH

The AMA president discussed GP fees and pill testing on Sky. [Full Text]

The NHPOPC issued its December complaints report. [Full Text]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

AAMRI issued presentations to its 2018 Convention. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued 'Consultation: Changes to a number of definitions and the scope of the medical device regulatory framework in Australia'. [Full Text]

The TGA issued 'Consultation: Potential reclassification of active medical devices for diagnosis and patient therapy'. [Full Text]

The TGA issued 'Consultation: Proposal to introduce a Unique Device Identification system for medical devices in Australia'. [Full Text]

The TGA will host a workshop on therapeutic goods regulation at Flinders U on 9/2. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

Minister Payne is visiting Thailand. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / TRADE / DEFENCE

Minister Payne has visited India. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Jim Kim quits the World Bank, an unexpected gift to Donald Trump'. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'The special one: Australia, Ireland and the US working visa fight'. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen's battle to discipline the DPP'. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'Myanmar: a country reluctant to help the world understand itself'. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'The rude health of Cambodia's Hun Sen'. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'Book review: Protecting the international order from Trump trauma'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / ENVIRONMENT

The Lowy issued 'Choking point: India's environmental crisis'. [Full Text]

AID / FINANCE / ENERGY / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Payne announced a South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity initiative. [Full Text]

AID

The Lowy issued 'Aid links: food theft in Yemen, open mics in India, and more'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / TRADE

Minister Ciobo issued information on the Defence Global Competitiveness Grant program. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / COMMERCE

Minister Chester announced a two year extension to the Recruiting Services contract with ManpowerGroup. [Full Text]

FOI / DEFENCE

Defence issued its response to a request for documents regarding online posts by IRAR personnel in Townsville. [Full Text]

Defence issued the released documents. [Full Text]

SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Fletcher said the proportion of working age Australians receiving welfare benefits is the lowest in 30 years. [Full Text]

REGIONAL / STEM

Minister Tehan said the Government is increasing the number of Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships and invited applications. [Full Text]

DISABILITY

Ministers Fletcher and Henderson invited applications for National Disability Conference Initiative grants. [Full Text]

The NDIS issued information on interim arrangements for people with dysphagia. [Full Text]

DISABILITY / CHILDCARE / EDUCATION

Ministers Fletcher and Henderson announced Wanslea Family Services as the first partner to deliver NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention services in WA. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT

The ABS added data to 'Microdata: Education and Work, May 2017'. [Full Text]

AGED CARE

Minister Wyatt said the rollout of 10,000 new high-level home care packages begins this week. [Full Text]

AGED CARE / EDUCATION / TRADE

Austrade issued an overview of aged care training needs and opportunities in seven Chinese provinces [Full Text]

FOI / EDUCATION

DET issued funding distribution data categorised by school sector. [Full Text]

VET

ASQA issued a regulatory update. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / EDUCATION

AgriFutures invited applications for Horizon Scholarships. [Full Text]

BIOSECURITY / AGRICULTURE / TRADE

Minister Littleproud said northern Tasmania has been declared to be free of fruit fly. [Full Text]

WATER / ENVIRONMENT / AGRICULTURE

The MDBA said the drought in the northern Basin underpins the need for the Basin Plan. [Full Text]

Greens Senator Hanson-Young said reports of dead fish in the Lower Darling sends a dreadful signal on the health of the river. [Full Text]

Senator Hanson said Minister Littleproud must force the NSW and QLD Governments to embargo the cotton industry's water extraction. [Full Text]

CA Senator Patrick called on the Government to ensure that water from Queensland is used to deal with the environmental emergency in northern NSW and the Lower Darling. [Full Text]

Senator Patrick said the NSW Minister has questions to answer. [Full Text]

The MDBA issued a statement on fish deaths in the Lower Darling. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / COMMERCE

The NFF issued its submission to Treasury's review of unfair contract term protections for small business. [Full Text]

ANIMAL HEALTH / BIOSECURITY

Greens Senator Faruqi called for an inquiry into a National Horse Traceability Scheme. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

ENA issued maps of the grid to identify optimal sites for new renewable generation and demand management [Full Text]

METEOROLOGY / CLIMATE

The BoM issued its 2018 Climate Statement. [Full Text]

TOURISM / REGIONAL

Austrade issued the International Visitor Survey results for the year to September. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham said more of the record 8.4m international travellers visited regional destinations. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham was interviewed on Today. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham was interviewed on 5AA. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham held a doorstop. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE / PUBLIC SERVICE

The DTA issued updated digital sourcing contract templates. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE

NBNCo issued a weekly progress report. [Full Text]

INNOVATION / ICT

CSIRO issued 'Evolving embodied intelligence from materials to machines'. [Full Text]

SUPER / COMMERCE

Shadow Treasurer Bowen said a financial analyst forecasts three of the big four banks will have higher share prices under Labor's reforms to dividend imputation. [Full Text]

ASIC invited feedback on proposed changes to the fees and costs disclosure regime for managed investment schemes and superannuation. [Full Text]

BUDGET

Mr Bowen said a Fitch report forecasts the need for fiscal stimulus. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES

The SME Ombudsman welcomed Labor's policy to overhaul the employment services system. [Full Text]

TRADE / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

IP Australia issued information on an NZ consultation regarding Geographical Indications the EU is asking NZ to protect as part of negotiations for a free trade agreement. [Full Text]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

IP Australia issued submissions received on the draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Regulations 2018. [Full Text]

COMMERCE

The ACC invited comment on a proposal by Bingo to divest its eastern Sydney waste processing plant. [Full Text]

FOI / WORKPLACE RELATIONS

DJSB issued documents regarding ACTU rallies. [Full Text]

DJSB issued Legal Services Expenditure Reports for 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. [Full Text]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS / CONSTRUCTION

The ACCI said abolishing the ABCC would be an invitation for a return to building site lawlessness. [Full Text]

TRADE / ECONOMY

The ABS issued 'International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Nov 2018'. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT / ECONOMY

The ABS issued 'Job Vacancies, Australia, Nov 2018'. [Full Text]

The ACTU said that data shows secure jobs are harder to find. [Full Text]

The ACCI issued a response to the ACTU. [Full Text]

CONSTRUCTION / ECONOMY

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2018'. [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued information on aluminium extrusions and wind towers. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

Our next bulletin will be published on Monday 14/1. [Full Text]

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