Sunday, 3 March 2019

GENERAL

The PM and Minister Reynolds discussed her appointment and political issues at a press conference. [Full Text]

The PM, Minister Reynolds and others discussed Queensland flood recovery and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Taylor discussed energy and climate policy and political issues on Insiders. [Full Text]

Minister Pyne announced his retirement. [Full Text]

Minister Pyne discussed his retirement and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Ciobo announced his retirement. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham discussed the Indonesian FTA and outgoing Ministers Pyne and Ciobo at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Bill Shorten discussed farm finance and domestic violence policy and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Wong discussed Minister Pyne, diplomatic appointments and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Greens Senator Waters called for the pension entitlement for MPs elected before 2004 to be withdrawn. [Full Text]

HEALTH

Minister Hunt issued the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out of Pocket Costs report. [Full Text]

The CHF welcomed that report. [Full Text]

Minister Hunt said cardiac ablation catheters for treatment of atrial fibrillation will be listed on the Prostheses List. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister King committed $300k to raise public awareness of women's heart health. [Full Text]

HEALTH / DISABILITY

The Hearing Health Sector Committee issued a communiqué from a recent meeting. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The PBS issued 'PBAC Public Summary Documents - November 2018 meeting'. [Full Text]

DROUGHT / AGRICULTURE

Minister Littleproud issued information from a Drought Roundtable in Sydney. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / AGRICULTURE

Bill Shorten and Shadow Ministers Fitzgibbon and O'Neil committed to put a clamp on farm foreclosures and other measures regarding farm financing. [Full Text]

SOCIAL SERVICES / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS

Minister Fletcher announced $2.13m for a trial of an Opportunity Account project by the Cape York Institute. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / PACIFIC

Minister Payne issued information on efforts to manage an oil spill from a grounded bauxite carrier in Solomon Islands. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Gita Kamath as High Commissioner to South Africa with accreditation to Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Namibia. [Full Text]

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Claire Ireland as High Commissioner to Nigeria with accreditation to Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Niger and The Gambia. [Full Text]

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Jonathan Muir as Ambassador to Qatar. [Full Text]

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Anthea Griffin as Consul-General in Bali. [Full Text]

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Broughton Robertson as Consul-General in Shenyang. [Full Text]

PACIFIC / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Patricia Forsythe as High Commissioner to NZ with accreditation to the Cook Islands and Niue. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Were India's airstrikes in Pakistan a strategy for public approval?' [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'Remembering the lessons and legacies of Australia's East Timor intervention'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Minister Reynolds welcomed her appointment as Minister for Defence Industry. [Full Text]

DEFENCE

Shadow Minister Marles said five Defence Ministers in six years shows the Government has failed. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister McCormack announced the appointment of Samantha Hogg and Peter Harris to Infrastructure Australia's board. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Greens Senator Rice issued a plan for Brisbane-Sydney- Melbourne high speed rail. [Full Text]

VETERANS

Minister Chester announced more than $1m for Supporting Younger Veterans grants. [Full Text]

REGIONAL / BORDER SECURITY

Minister Ley issued a statement on economic development of Christmas Island. [Full Text]

TOURISM

Shadow Minister Albanese committed $6m to the Quality Tourism Framework. [Full Text]

Mr Albanese addressed the Tourism Awards dinner. [Full Text]

FORESTRY / CLIMATE

Shadow Minister Fitzgibbon has lodged an FoI request for the outcomes of the internal review into the Carbon Farming Initiative Water Rule. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / INDUSTRY

Greens Senators Whish-Wilson and Hanson-Young issued a draft Product Stewardship Amendment (Packaging and Certain Plastics) Bill 2019. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AEMC issued a transcript of a Grattan Forum: 'Summer blackouts the new normal?' [Full Text]

EDUCATION / VET

The BCA welcomed Shadow Plibersek's terms of reference for a national inquiry into the post-secondary education and skills system. [Full Text]

MEDIA / PUBLIC SERVICE / JUSTICE

The ABC said it and former MD Guthrie have reached a resolution to their Federal Court litigation. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE / PUBLIC SERVICE / JUSTICE

Treasury issued 'Privacy Impact Assessment - Consumer Data Right'. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

'One thing you get to realise from this service is how much is NOT reported by the usual media' - subscriber feedback. [Full Text]

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