Wednesday, 3 October 2018

GENERAL

The PM discussed GST distribution, South China Sea and housing prices policy and political issues on 6PR. [Full Text]

The PM discussed GST distribution policy and ephemera on Nova Perth. [Full Text]

Treasurer Frydenberg issued information from the Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting. [Full Text]

Treasurer Frydenberg addressed that meeting. [Full Text]

Minister Pyne and Shadow Minister Albanese discussed Afghanistan, finance regulation and submarine procurement on 5AA. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham, Shadow Minister Rishworth and Greens Senator Hanson-Young discussed finance sector regulation and ABC policy and political issues on ABC Adelaide. [Full Text]

Shadow Ministers Wong and O'Neil discussed finance sector regulation, Sulawesi, GST distribution and South China Sea policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Carr discussed north Queensland, industry policy and GBR Foundation funding on ABC FNQ. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'A strategy for liberals'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

The PM and Minister Pyne said the first steel has been cut for the new Offshore Patrol Vessels. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / NATURAL DISASTERS

Minister Payne and her Mexican, Korean and Turkish counterparts issued a statement on Sulawesi. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'South Africa in crisis (part 3): failure will impact Africa and the world'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

The Lowy issued 'Hun Sen at the UN: a strategic appearance'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / TRADE

The Lowy issued 'NAFTA to USMCA - what's in a name?' [Full Text]

FOREIGN / NUCLEAR

ARPANSA announced an MoU with its Dutch counterpart. [Full Text]

PACIFIC

The Lowy issued 'Pacific links: Fiji finally sets a date, more'. [Full Text]

HEALTH / FOREIGN

Minister Hunt foreshadowed Australia's statement to the G20 Health Ministers' Meeting in Argentina. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The AMA issued its submission to the TGA on proposals to down-schedule nabiximols. [Full Text]

The TGA issued a statement from a March meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biologicals. [Full Text]

NICNAS said the Cosmetics Standard ceased to have effect on 1/10. [Full Text]

DISABILITY

The NDIS said it is rolling out to more areas in Victoria and WA. [Full Text]

HEALTH / EDUCATION

The LTR issued 'Enrolled nurse transition: development of a university preparation program for direct entry to second year: final report'. [Full Text]

EDUCATION

The NCSEHE issued 'Enhancing Self-Disclosure of Equity Group Membership'. [Full Text]

The LTR issued 'Enhancing programmes integrating tertiary outbound mobility experiences: final report'. [Full Text]

ROAD SAFETY

Minister McCormack announced field trials of truck driver fatigue monitoring technologies. [Full Text]

GENDER / GST

Bill Shorten and Shadow frontbenchers Plibersek, Bowen and King welcomed the Council on Federal Financial Relations decision to scrap the GST on tampons. [Full Text]

GENDER / JUSTICE

Shadow Minister Wong addressed a graduation ceremony at the SA LGBTIQ Leadership and Advocacy Program. [Full Text]

GENDER / FOREIGN / DEFENCE / CYBERSECURITY

ASPI issued 'The month in women, peace and security: September 2018'. [Full Text]

CYBERSECURITY

ASPI issued 'Cyber: a universal acid'. [Full Text]

MEDIA / PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadow Minister Rowland said the Liberals have proven they do not support public broadcasting. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadow Minister Fitzgibbon said Minister Littleproud must explain why APVMA is recruiting an Executive Director based in Canberra. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / COMMERCE

The NFF issued its submission to an ACCC discussion paper on "class exemption" for collective bargaining. [Full Text]

PUBLIC SERVICE

PM&C issued its 2017-18 annual report. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

Greens MP Bandt proposed a strategy to establish Renewable Energy Zones. [Full Text]

The CEFC announced $30m to Visy over four years to finance energy efficient, renewable and low emissions technologies. [Full Text]

ARENA announced a Distributed Energy Integration Program. [Full Text]

The CER issued an update on small-scale technology certificate supply and demand. [Full Text]

TAX

LDP Senator Leyonhjelm called for an overhaul of the tax system. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

The Finance RC issued submissions from the insurance sector. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

The Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet called for the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 to be rejected. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE

NBNCo issued a weekly progress report. [Full Text]

ICT / INNOVATION / EARTH SCIENCES

CSIRO's Data61 is competing in a DARPA challenge to navigate underground environments. [Full Text]

BUDGET

The PBO issued 'Post-election report of election commitments: medium-term reporting'. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

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Second Edition from the Canberra Press Gallery

GENERAL

The PM and Minister Wyatt discussed Sulawesi assistance, aged care, GST distribution, petrol prices and finance sector regulation policy and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Payne discussed Sulawesi, a US-Australia business council, defence and South China Sea policy and US relations at a Washington doorstop. [Full Text]

Treasurer Frydenberg has discussed finance sector regulation, Budget and foreign investment policy on Sky. [Full Text]

Treasurer Frydenberg has discussed those topics and Sulawesi assistance and energy policy on 2GB. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Albanese discussed rugby league and political issues and GST distribution and petrol price policy on 2CC. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed CEO/worker pay ratio and negative gearing policy on 3AW. [Full Text]

AID / DEFENCE

The PM and Ministers Payne and Pyne announced $5m for humanitarian assistance in Sulawesi. [Full Text]

Defence said an RAAF Globemaster has transported Vietnamese military field hospital to the UN Mission in South Sudan. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / TRADE

Minister Pyne and Ciobo said the UK is considering buying E-7 Wedgetail Early Warning and Control aircraft. [Full Text]

DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Talking to the chiefs: Rick Burr (part 2)'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The DFAT Secretary discussed 'Shaping Australia's role in Indo-Pacific security in the next decade' in a speech. [Full Text]

SPACE / FOREIGN

Minister Andrews welcomed MoUs between the Australian Space Agency and its Canadian and UK counterparts. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

The Lowy issued 'Post-war justice in Sri Lanka inches forward'. [Full Text]

PACIFIC

The Lowy issued 'Boe Declaration: navigating an uncertain Pacific'. [Full Text]

RESOURCES

The PM addressed a Resource Roundtable in Perth. [Full Text]

Minister Canavan and the WA Minister said Australia's longest continuous onshore seismic line has been completed in the Pilbara region. [Full Text]

UNIONS / JUSTICE

Minister O'Dwyer discussed union regulation on Sky. [Full Text]

AVIATION / REGIONAL / JUSTICE

Minister Dutton said enhanced training will be provided to security screeners at 53 regional and remote airports. [Full Text]

JUSTICE / PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadow Minister Wong said an ALRC discussion paper on the family law system is proof that the government should slow down its court amalgamation (see yesterday's Third Edition). [Full Text]

ICT / JUSTICE

The eSafety Commissioner discussed cyber bullying on AM. [Full Text]

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Ministers O'Dwyer and Fletcher launched a second phase of a campaign to reduce violence against women and children. [Full Text]

Minister O'Dwyer addressed the Reducing Violence Against Women and Their Children Summit. [Full Text]

GENDER / TAX / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Greens Senator Waters called for scrapping the tampon tax, increased funding for domestic violence services and 10 days' paid DV leave. [Full Text]

HEALTH

Minister Hunt discussed cervical cancer treatment and genetic testing on News Radio. [Full Text]

CHILDCARE

Minister Tehan announced more than $440m to the states and territories in 2019 under the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education. [Full Text]

Bill Shorten said that program has only been extended for a year. [Full Text]

TOURISM

Austrade issued its 2017-18 National Visitor Survey. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham issued a commentary on that data. [Full Text]

TRADE

Minister Coulton is attending the 2018 Fiji Australia Business Forum. [Full Text]

Shadow frontbenchers Bowen, Wong and Clare issued Labor's plan to deepen engagement with India. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Tudge discussed Queensland projects on 2GB/4BC. [Full Text]

Minister Tudge was interviewed on ABC Brisbane. [Full Text]

SUPER

Minister Robert invited comment on draft legislation to give people aged 65-74 flexibility to contribute more into superannuation. [Full Text]

HOUSING FINANCE / TAX

Minister Seselja said Labor's policy to abolish negative gearing will take a sledgehammer to house prices and increase rents. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The RBA Head of Payments Policy discussed 'An Update on Australia's New Payments Platform' in a speech in Chicago. [Full Text]

AGED CARE

Shadow Minister Collins said an advertising campaign for home care packages was running when the Government knew waiting times were blowing out. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / TRADE / JUSTICE

The ABF said in the last three months it has stopped 20 consignments containing more than 110 reptiles from being illegally exported. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The CEC launched a Battery Assurance Program. [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued information on wire ropes, tomatoes, float glass, aluminium extrusion, railway wheels and pallet racking. [Full Text]

CONSTRUCTION / ECONOMY

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

FINANCE / ECONOMY

The RBA issued a Chart Pack. [Full Text]

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