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Sunday, 14 March 2021

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

The PM announced more than $1.1b to extend the COVID-19 health response and suppression strategy until 31/12. [ Full text ]

The PM said the Government is ramping up its campaign against misinformation on vaccines. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued a presentation on the vaccine rollout. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'COVID-19 vaccine top 3 questions - COVIDSafe app, vaccine lifespan and impact on other medication' (video). [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Advice on the relative timing of administering influenza and COVID-19 vaccines in 2021'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / AID

Ministers Payne and Seselja said the COVAX Facility has started rolling out vaccines to the Pacific and Southeast Asia. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA announced approval of updated storage conditions for the Pfizer vaccine. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE

DHACS issued 'COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities - 12 March 2021'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ECONOMY

PM&C updated 'COVID-19 restriction tracker: Implementation progress towards COVID normal'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI has issued a podcast: 'Australia's Covid-19 inquiry, China's Taiwan strategy and the demise of Hong Kong' [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM, DHACS Secretary Murphy and CMO Kelly discussed coronavirus/vaccines/Clive Palmer, AG Porter/alleged sexual attack/demonstration and the WA election at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister McCormack discussed tourism/aviation, energy/climate/agriculture, AG Porter/alleged sexual attack/demonstration and the WA election on Insiders. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham has discussed AG Porter/Minister Reynolds/alleged sexual assaults, tourism/aviation and workplace relations policy on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Minister Hunt said he has been discharged from hospital and will attend Parliament tomorrow. [ Full text ]

Minister Taylor and Labor MP Fitzgibbon have discussed tourism/aviation, Yallourn/energy industry and EU/carbon trade on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Minister Seselja discussed Michael Somare, Cormann/OECD, Quad meeting/Coronavirus/Pacific, AG Porter/alleged sexual assault, WA mine/China and the WA election at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed the WA election/political issues, coronavirus/vaccines, AG Porter/alleged sexual assault and Cormann/OECD on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed tourism/aviation, coronavirus/vaccines, JobKeeper/employment and Budget policy and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Burke discussed workplace relations, Quad meeting, Cormann/OECD, coronavirus/vaccines and political issues at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Clare and Liberal MP Allen discussed coronavirus/vaccine/tourism/aviation, the Quad meeting and AG Porter/alleged sexual assault. [ Full text ]

The BCA welcomed Mr Cormann's appointment. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

Minister Payne and her NZ counterpart said changes passed by the National People's Congress undermine rights and freedoms and autonomy guaranteed to Hong Kong until 2047. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Minister Payne said the shortlisted tenderers for the LAND 400 Phase 3 project have revealed their vehicles. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY / PUBLIC SERVICE / COMMERCE

The ACSC has said organisations with vulnerable Microsoft Exchange deployments have been compromised. [ Full text ]

Minister Hastie said organisations that use Microsoft Exchange should patch their vulnerable versions of Microsoft Exchange, [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Minsters Andrews and Pitt announced Major Project Status for the Finniss Lithium Mine Project and the Mount Peake Vanadium, Titanium and Iron Mine and Processing Facility in the NT. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Littleproud and the NSW Ministers announced disaster assistance for the Tenterfield area in response to storms and floods in December. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING / CLIMATE

The MDBA has issued information from a Basin Climate Resilience Summit. [ Full text ]

GENDER

Minister Payne has addressed a Future Women Leadership Summit. [ Full text ]

AVIATION / GENDER

Minister McCormack marked Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. [ Full text ]

PARLIAMENT / GENDER

PM&C marked the 100th anniversary of the election of the first woman to an Australian Parliament. [ Full text ]

TOURISM / AVIATION

The Business Events Council has issued a commentary on changes to the Business Events Grant Program. [ Full text ]

ELECTIONS

The WAEC is posting election results. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Madeleine King discussed the WA election on Sky. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Shadow Minister O'Neil and Liberal Senator Fierravanti Wells have discussed aged care policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued guidance for procurement areas in hospitals, aged care and other facilities. [ Full text ]

The TGA updated its database of approvals to import medicines to address shortages. [ Full text ]

The Government issued its response to a Senate committee report from its inquiry into access to medicinal cannabis. [ Full text ]

NUCLEAR / RESEARCH / HEALTH

ARPANSA issued its Q4 2020 report. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

APPEA issued 'Australian Gas Prices - Myths vs Facts'. [ Full text ]

The AER has invited submissions in response to a Wholesale Demand Response Participation Guidelines issues paper. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

Save our Schools said Government funding for private schools increased by six times that for public schools since 2009-10. [ Full text ]

The CIS issued 'Education reform starts at the end; student outcomes'. [ Full text ]

VET

ASQA has approved an extended transition period for 15 Public Safety qualifications. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

The ACCC issued 'Telstra's structural separation undertaking - annual compliance report 2019-20'. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / REGIONAL

The Office of Township Leasing issued its 2019-20 annual report. [ Full text ]

The Office of Township Leasing issued its 2018-19 annual report. [ Full text ]




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