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Friday, 7 September 2018

GENERAL

The PM, Minister Tudge and the Victorian Liberal leader discussed Victorian infrastructure projects, political issues, interest rates and cryptocurrencies at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Cormann discussed Minister Dutton/visa, economic and finance regulation policy and political issues on Sky. [Full Text]

Minister Pyne and Shadow Minister Albanese discussed political issues and football on Today. [Full Text]

The BCA CEO discussed energy and tax policy and political issues on RN. [Full Text]

HEALTH / RESEARCH / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Hunt announced six new members of the Cancer Australia Advisory Council. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA announced an application to reschedule modified release paracetamol fromS2 to S3. [Full Text]

VET

Minister Cash said $203m under the Skilling Australians Fund is expected to create over 20,000 apprenticeships and traineeships in SA. [Full Text]

The ACCI welcomed that announcement. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / JUSTICE / VET

Minister Scullion announced $872k for a program to support WA Indigenous prisoners into work. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / INDIGENOUS

Universities Australia issued its submission to a review of the Indigenous Student Success Program. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / PUBLIC SERVICE

PM&C issued the terms of reference for its Indigenous Evaluation Committee. [Full Text]

PM&C issued a communique from a July meeting of that committee. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / NUCLEAR / REGIONAL

DIIS issued an update on mediation with Indigenous groups regarding community voting on a radioactive waste facility. [Full Text]

NUCLEAR / REGIONAL

DIIS issued Q&A's from the information sessions held in Kimba, Quorn and Hawker. [Full Text]

NUCLEAR / HEALTH / RESEARCH

ARPANSA issued its Q1 2018 report. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / REGIONAL

Minister Pyne said Labor calls for regular docking of LHDs in Townsville goes against longstanding advice from Defence. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The Chief of Army issued information from a meeting with his Japanese and US counterparts. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'Debating South Korea's mandatory military service'. [Full Text]

VETERANS / SOCIAL SERVICES / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Chester announced five new members and five reappointments to the Veterans' Review Board. [Full Text]

IMMIGRATION / CITIZENSHIP

Minister Coleman issued a statement on his portfolio. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE / ANIMAL HEALTH

Shadow Minister Fitzgibbon said people concerned about live trade will be disappointed by the decision of Ministers Ley and Henderson to abandon their Bill to phase out the live sheep trade. [Full Text]

WATER / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

The MDBA issued a weekly report. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadow Minister Albanese said Victoria will continue to be ripped off on Federal infrastructure investment. [Full Text]

IPA issued its Q2 2018 Australian Infrastructure Metric. [Full Text]

PACIFIC / ICT / COMMERCE

Shadow Minister Rowland addressed the Pacific Connect Forum. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE

The ACCC said Aussie Broadband has removed statements which described its broadband services as "congestion-free". [Full Text]

auDA invited submissions on updates to four auDA policies. [Full Text]

COMMERCE

Shadow Minister Leigh issued industry statements of support for a code of conduct for car dealers and manufacturers. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The SME Ombudsman urged all lenders to SMEs to remove unfair terms from loan contracts. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / TAX

The ATO said around 40,000 employers are using the Single Touch Payroll reporting system. [Full Text]

SUPER

ASFA marked the 10th anniversary of the GFC. [Full Text]

CHILDCARE

Shadow Minister Rishworth addressed the Family Day Care Conference. [Full Text]

HOUSING FINANCE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadow Minister Cameron said 7.30 exposed the Government's failure to tackle housing affordability and supply. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / FOREIGN

Greens Senator Whish-Wilson said sending Minister Ruston to the IWC conference sends a concerning message about Australia's ability to fight plans by Japan for commercial whaling (see Second Edition). [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

The ACF said a report finds almost all nationally threatened species habitat destruction has occurred without federal approval or any attempt to seek approval. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER issued a report on a high wholesale electricity price in SA on 9/7. [Full Text]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS

The ACTU said Minister O'Dwyer has continued her predecessor's intervention to support an employer trying to cut the number of personal and carer's leave days for shiftworkers. [Full Text]

FISHERIES / FOREIGN / JUSTICE

AFMA said an Australian/NZ/US/French operation in the Pacific has inspected 34 fishing vessels inspected and identified 27 suspected violations. [Full Text]

DISABILITY / JUSTICE

The NDIS issued a Fraud Taskforce update. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRES / CLIMATE

The Climate Council said bushfire seasons are starting earlier and lasting longer as a result of climate change. [Full Text]

WATER / CITIES / ACADEMIES

ATSE said Professor Tony Wong will receive the International Water Association's 2018 Global Water Award. [Full Text]

ACADEMIES

ATSE said three of its Fellows have been inducted by the Royal Institution of Australia as Honorary Bragg Members. [Full Text]

STATISTICS / ACADEMIES

The Academy of Science said Fellow Professor Louise Ryan has been awarded the Statistical Society of Australia's Pitman Medal. [Full Text]

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