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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

DEFENCE / HISTORY

The PM announced an expert panel to advise on the proposed awarding of a posthumous VC. [ Full text ]

Darwin's 5th Battalion commemorated the Battle of Binh Ba and enlisted a new mascot. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE SCIENCE / HEALTH

DST issued 'Analysing civilian injury data to enhance soldier protection'. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / FOREIGN / SPACE / CYBERSECURITY

ASPI issued a five domains update. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Need To Know: Ben Hubbard on the Mohamed bin Salman power grab' (video). [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'Abe's domestic failings may cost Japan-and the region-dearly'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / FOREIGN

Quacquarelli Symonds issued World University Rankings 2021 [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Cormann discussed China/students, coronavirus/border closures/protests at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Cormann discussed JobKeeper/childcare, coronavirus/gender/protests/football and foreign students/China on RN. [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg discussed childcare/JobKeeper/tourism/border closures on 5AA (audio). [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on Triple M Hobart (audio). [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed JobKeeper/dnata and coronavirus/protests/MPs at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Rowland discussed Australia Post/regional media/ABC/jobs on News Radio. [ Full text ]

Ms Rowland discussed Australia Post on 5AA. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Madeleine King discussed foreign students, coronavirus/protests/MPs and live trade policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / COMMERCE / FOREIGN

Ministers Hunt and Birmingham said the WTO has reaffirmed that Australia's tobacco plain packaging is a legitimate policy measure. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadow Minister Bowen said he is disappointed the National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services has been extended for only a year. [ Full text ]

The AHHA welcomed that extension but called for longer term certainty. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

The Retail Vaping Association said the TGA's decision to ban electronic cigarettes is a missed opportunity to help reduce the smoking rate. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA invited comment on interim decisions on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard. [ Full text ]

The TGA updated its list of medicine ingredients. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH / BIOTECH

The OGTR granted a licence to Clinical Network Services for a clinical trial of a GM influenza vaccine. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH / YOUTH

The Mental Health Commission welcomed $24.2m for headspace (see yesterday's First Edition). [ Full text ]

RESOURCES

Minister Pitt said the Critical Minerals Facilitation Office and GA are developing a Critical Minerals Portal. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / INDIGENOUS / HERITAGE

Greens Senator Siewert called for Rio Iron Ore's CEO to resign or be sacked. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS

Shadow Minister Burney discussed indigenous recognition policy on ABC Melbourne. [ Full text ]

STEM / FOREIGN / INDIGENOUS / JUSTICE

STA said the Global STEM community backs justice, equality and respect. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

NACCHO issued 'COVID-19 Advice for #BlackLivesMatter Protesters'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AVIATION / COMMERCE

Shadow Minister Catherine King said Virgin Australia's administrators have called on the Government to indicate its commitment to supporting the aviation sector. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / CONSTRUCTION

Shadow Minister Clare said no applications have been lodged for HomeBuilder funding. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / PARLIAMENT

Former coronavirus patient LNP Senator McDonald described Labor and Greens MPs who attended protests at the weekend as selfish. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / COMMERCE

The ACCC invited comment on its plan to allow insurance companies and brokers to continue coordination and implementation of temporary COVID-19 relief measures for certain SMEs. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / COMMERCE

The Parliamentary Library issued 'COVID-19 and private health insurance'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued a response to COVID-19 delays to adoption of new labels. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

CNMO McMillan was interviewed on Today. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its resources for health professionals, including aged care providers, pathology providers and health care managers. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / MENTAL HEALTH / RESEARCH

The MJA issued 'Mental health of people in Australia in the first month of COVID-19 restrictions: a national survey'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / VET

ASQA issued advice on maintaining quality of training and assessment. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TRADE

Austrade issued a regional market update on the impact of COVID-19. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / DEFENCE

Defence issued an update on Operation COVID-19 Assist. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HOUSING FINANCE

The HIA issued a commentary on ABS finance data (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / ARTS

The Copyright Agency issued 'Copyright management and royalty income during COVID-19'. [ Full text ]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / ARTS

The Copyright Agency has licensed an artwork for a tattoo. [ Full text ]

SUPER

Shadow Minister Jones discussed super policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

DAWE announced enhancements to the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / GST / JUSTICE

ATO assistant commissioner Holt issued information on the extension of the Taxable Payments Reporting System to services. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / JUSTICE

The Aged Care RC said 31/7 is the deadline for submissions. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / WAGES

ACSA said the Workforce Retention Bonus Grant is less than promised because of tax treatment. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE

The Lowy issued 'Climate change makes Covid-19 politics look easy'. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / AGRICULTURE

The CER said an amendment to the Emissions Reduction Fund expands the circumstances under which a change in project proponent will be allowed. [ Full text ]

MEDIA / COMMERCE

The ABC said a story in The Australian contains multiple errors and misunderstandings. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Cormann discussed coronavirus management, JobKeeper, childcare and ABC/jobs on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg discussed instant asset writeoff, VET, JobKeeper, childcare, arts, GST, Five Eyes/economy, coronavirus/protests/MPs and Indigenous/justice at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne discussed coronavirus, Hong Kong, US protests and gender policy in a webinar with International IDEA and the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed Eden-Monaro, JobKeeper/childcare, HomeBuilder, NBN and the NRL on Braidwood community radio. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Burke discussed Australia Post, JobKeeper/dnata/arts at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

ASIO Director Burgess discussed coronavirus/ASIO/foreign interference/cybersecurity/recruitment in a podcast. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

Treasurer Frydenberg and Minister Taylor said measures to deal with misconduct in the electricity sector are now in force. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER issued guidance on the interaction between ring-fencing and the AEMC's distributor-led stand-alone power systems draft rules. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / TRADE

Minister Birmingham discussed Chinese students on 2GB. [ Full text ]

ENVIRONMENT

Minister Ley announced the reintroduction of eastern quolls and southern brown bandicoots to Booderee National Park on the NSW south coast. [ Full text ]

TAX

Minister Sukkar foreshadowed legislation to suspend indexation of tax instalments for 2020-21. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / TAX

AiGroup welcomed the extension of the Instant asset write-off. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / TAX / EDUCATION

ITECA welcomed the extension of the Instant asset write-off. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / REGIONAL

Minister Price announced $15m for a six-year contract with a Wangaratta firm to supply, refurbish and recycle ammunition containers. [ Full text ]

Independent MP Haines welcomed that announcement. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'India's appeasement policy towards China unravels'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Australian India Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership signed last week. [ Full text ]

CHILDCARE

Shadow Minister Rishworth was interviewed on 5AA. [ Full text ]

Ms Rishworth held a doorstop. [ Full text ]

VET / ICT

The NCVER issued 'Incorporating digital skills into VET delivery' and 'Teaching digital skills: implications for VET educators'. [ Full text ]

VET / HEALTH

ASQA issued guidance on implementation of the infection control training skill sets. [ Full text ]

VET / JUSTICE

ASQA said the Federal Court has ordered a SA woman to pay $571k in penalties for contraventions of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act. [ Full text ]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / ARTS / EDUCATION

The Copyright Agency invited submissions to a review of its compliance with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in 2019-20. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / EMPLOYMENT

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed JobKeeper policy at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

TAI issued a podcast with ACTU Secretary McManus. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ECONOMY

Treasury issued its Secretary's opening statement to yesterday's Covid-19 committee hearing. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / GENDER / CHILDCARE

Shadow Minister McAllister held a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / GENDER

TAI issued 'Gender experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown'. [ Full text ]

TAI issued a podcast: 'The pink collar recession and jobs for the boys'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / WAGES

AiGroup said the FWC should not award a minimum wage increase given the impacts of the pandemic. [ Full text ]

PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadows Burke and Rowland said Labor will seek to overturn regulations that will let Australia Post scale back services. [ Full text ]

NUCLEAR / REGIONAL

CA Senator Patrick foreshadowed amendments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Bill to allow for the selection of the Woomera Prohibited Area as the site. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / ICT / JUSTICE

Independent MP Wilkie introduced the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Banning Social Casinos and Other Measures) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

The Communications Alliance issued a Complaints-in-Context report. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / FOREIGN

The FIRB issued guidance on fees for non-vacant commercial land. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY / COMMERCE

The NDIS invited nominations for its Pricing Reference Group. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

ABARES issued 'Australian crop report - June 2020'. [ Full text ]

That report is online. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE

CropLife issued updated Resistance Management Strategies for fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. [ Full text ]

AUSVEG issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / BIOSECURITY

DAWE issued the final report from the review of import conditions for cucurbitaceous vegetable seeds for sowing. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadow Minister Bowen said the Government must sign a National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services with the states (see (First Edition). [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued a communique from a May meeting of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Consultative Committee. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued submissions on scheduling matters referred to the ACMS, ACCS and Joint ACMS-ACCS meetings in March. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / ICT

The ADHA said the pandemic has highlighted how important technology is to allow healthcare providers to communicate with each other. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

DHACS outlined changes to the recommended use of pneumococcal vaccines. [ Full text ]

CRIMINOLOGY

The AIC issued 'Understanding the structure and composition of co-offending networks in Australia'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / EMPLOYMENT

The ABS issued 'Labour Account Australia, March 2020'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / FINANCE

The ABS issued 'Lending Indicators, Apr 2020'. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Tehan discussed childcare/JobKeeper and universities/China on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Wong discussed JobKeeper, coronavirus/protests, China relations and US relations on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Gallagher discussed coronavirus/JobKeeper/childcare/HomeBuilder at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

Minister Hunt announced $107m to extend the National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Service for a year. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

DHACS will host a webinar for GPs tomorrow at 1130 AEST. [ Full text ]

REGIONAL / COMMERCE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Ministers McCormack, Littleproud and Cash announced $4.7m for the Rural Financial Counselling Service. [ Full text ]

CHILDCARE

Minister Tehan was interviewed on Today. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Global Times issued 'China's warning against travel to Australia based on adequate facts: FM'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The Lowy issued 'The key to peace in Afghanistan? Eliminate Taliban sanctuaries'. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION

ASPI issued 'Australia's defence industry should innovate its way into the future'. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020 and Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

SKILLS

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the National Skills Commissioner Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA / DEFENCE

A Hansard proof is online of 5/6 evidence from Home Affairs and Defence to a Senate inquiry into the Government's northern Australia agenda. [ Full text ]

FOI / AGRICULTURE / TRADE / ANIMAL HEALTH

DITRDC issued documents regarding exemptions granted to twin-tier live export ships (3.7Mb). [ Full text ]

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