Monday, 24 December 2018

GENERAL

The PM and others discussed PBS listing of an MS medicine (see item below), Indonesia tsunami, the NBN, Nationals MP Christensen, Syria, Afghanistan and economic policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Cormann discussed climate policy, Mr Christensen and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Andrews discussed CRC grants (see item below), Comcar fleet trials and US/Syria at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Fletcher and Shadow Minister Clare discussed energy, climate, border protection and economic policy and political issues on ABC24. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Butler discussed climate policy, Mr Christensen and Minister Price at a doorstop. [Full Text]

The AEC issued information on changes to election funding and disclosure laws. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / FOREIGN

The PM and Ministers Payne and Pyne issued a statement on Australia's commitment to security in the Middle East. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'The Trumping of the Middle East'. [Full Text]

The Parliamentary Library issued 'United States Senate shows President a red light on war powers as Labor promises a war powers inquiry in Australia'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

Minister Payne marked the passing of Fiji's Speaker. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'The coming Franco-German bust-up'. [Full Text]

HEALTH

The PM and Minister Hunt announced PBS listing of an MS medicine. [Full Text]

Minister Hunt announced PBS listing of a medicine for adults with genetic kidney disease. [Full Text]

DHACS and the NPS issued 'General Practice Insights Report 2016-17'. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued information from a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines. [Full Text]

INNOVATION

Minister Andrews announced $40m for 19 CRC grants. [Full Text]

The CRCA issued a newsletter. [Full Text]

BORDER SECURITY / JUSTICE

Minister Dutton said the Federal Court dismissed a fifth appeal by members of a Sri Lankan family who have been living in Australia illegally to remain in Australia. [Full Text]

BORDER SECURITY / PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadow Minister Neumann said the PM is putting border security at risk. [Full Text]

The ABF Commissioner issued a statement on the ANAO audit of the Cape Class Patrol Boat fleet. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / REGIONAL

Minister Canavan said more than 80% of young people in Central and North Queensland believe the coal sector and the jobs it creates are critical to the state's economy. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / FINANCE

Treasurer Frydenberg and Minister Cash invited comment on draft legislation for the Australian Business Securitisation Fund. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / TAX / FOREIGN

Shadow Minister Leigh said the Coalition waved the white flag on multinational tax dodging. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / JUSTICE

The ACCC has announced proceedings against employment relations company Employsure for allegedly misleading SMEs that it was a government agency. [Full Text]

TOURISM / AGRICULTURE

Minister Littleproud announced $250k for Tourism Tasmania to promote the state's wine regions. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / RESEARCH

Hort Innovation issued 'Why is Mistletoe killing our Macadamia trees?' [Full Text]

WATER / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

The MDBA issued a weekly report. [Full Text]

CITIZENSHIP

Minister Coleman said more than 58,400 citizenship applications were finalised between July and November, up 97% compared to the same period last year. [Full Text]

DISABILITY / EMPLOYMENT

Minister Henderson issued 'Making it Easier for Small Business to employ people with disability'. [Full Text]

DISABILITY / HEALTH

Shadow Minister Burney called on the Government to fix the way the way the NDIS and health systems work together. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

Shadow Minister Butler said Government projections show emissions in 2030 will only be 7% below 2005 levels. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

CSIRO and AEMO issued 'GenCost 2018 - Updated projections of electricity generation technology costs'. [Full Text]

AGED CARE / NOT-FOR-PROFIT

Shadow Minister Collins said older Australians will receive fewer visits from volunteers due to funding cuts. [Full Text]

EDUCATION

ACER issued 'Social norms approach in secondary schools: literature review'. [Full Text]

ACER issued 'Teacher comments in school reports'. [Full Text]

VET / TRADE

ACER issued 'Survey and Focus Groups of Students Enrolled in Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) Offshore: Final Report'. [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued information on tomato products, wind towers and copy paper. [Full Text]

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