Friday, 1 March 2019

GENERAL

The PM discussed flood recovery, climate, energy and border security policy on RN. [Full Text]

Minister Cormann discussed border security and Budget policy and the Indonesia FTA on Sky. [Full Text]

Minister Pyne and Shadow Minister Albanese discussed Cardinal Pell and border security policy on Today. [Full Text]

Bill Shorten and others discussed tradie pay, border security, flood relief, hydrogen and climate policy, the Indonesia FTA and Cardinal Pell at a doorstop. [Full Text]

WATER / INFRASTRUCTURE / CITIES / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

The PM and Minister McCormack welcomed a contract for a business case for part of a Townsville pipeline project. [Full Text]

HEALTH / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Minister Hunt announced temporary Medicare items to allow GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners provide services via videoconference to flood affected patients in north Queensland. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The PBS issued update schedules and information on funding of the chemotherapy supplement. [Full Text]

Medicines Oz issued its submission to the TGA's Good Clinical Practice Inspections Program. [Full Text]

Medicines Oz issued its submission to DHACS on the Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement for Listing Medicines on the PBS and Designated Vaccines on the NOP. [Full Text]

Medicines Oz issued its submission to the TGA on medical devises. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY / STANDARDS

The TGA issued information on an incoming international standard 'Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes'. [Full Text]

NATURAL DISASTERS / AGRICULTURE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

KAP MP Katter applauded the PM for heeding KAP's calls for farming assistance and announcing a Rural Reconstruction Board. [Full Text]

PM&C issued information on Shane Stone's appointment as head of the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (see Second Edition). [Full Text]

The NFF said further Government support for North Queensland cattle producers would be transformative to the recovery process. [Full Text]

NATURAL DISASTERS / TAX

The ATO said people in flood affected areas have until 31/5 to lodge BAS and other returns. [Full Text]

WATER / AGRICULTURE / COMMERCE / FOREIGN

Treasurer Frydenberg issued the first report of the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / FISHERIES / TRADE / BIOSECURITY

DAWR invited submissions on new export controls for milk, eggs and fish. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE / BIOSECURITY

DAWR invited comment on a draft report for the review of biosecurity import requirements for fresh avocado fruit from Chile. [Full Text]

MURRAY-DARLING

The MDBA issued a weekly report. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

Treasurer Frydenberg issued information on action to implement the Finance RC's recommendations. [Full Text]

COMMERCE

The BCA's CEO discussed the Finance RC, corporate culture and wages policy on 6PR. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / TAX

The SME Ombudsman said SMEs can now address tax disputes with the ATO through its Small Business Concierge Service. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRES / ENERGY / INDUSTRY

Minister Taylor discussed electricity transmission systems and bushfires on ABC southwest Victoria. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION

Shadow Minister Butler said the Government's hydrogen consultation shows how out of touch it is (see Second Edition). [Full Text]

ENA welcomed progress towards a National Hydrogen Strategy. [Full Text]

The CEC issued a statement on hydrogen policy. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER invited input into the development of a generator notice of closure exemption guideline. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / ECONOMY

AiGroup's Performance of Manufacturing Index gained 1.5 points to 54.0 in February. [Full Text]

METEOROLOGY / CLIMATE

The BoM issued national, state, and NT summer summaries. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / COMMERCE

The ACCC has accepted a variation to an undertaking by Woolworths relating to fuel discount offers. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / INNOVATION / INDUSTRY

Minister Andrews announced $4m for eight METS Ignited Project grants. [Full Text]

TOURISM

Minister Birmingham was interviewed on ABC Northern Tasmania. [Full Text]

TRADE

The ACCI welcomed the planned signing of the Indonesia FTA. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / STEM / VET

Minister Ciobo issued a Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / TRADE

ASPI issued 'The F-35 and future submarines are smart choices that need better explaining'. [Full Text]

Defence issued a video: 'Lovitt Technologies involvement in F-35 Program'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The Lowy issued 'India's wobbly quest for fighter aircraft'. [Full Text]

AVIATION / GENDER

Minister McCormack issued information from a roundtable at the Avalon Airshow on addressing a gender gap in industry careers. [Full Text]

SOCIAL SERVICES / IMMIGRATION / EMPLOYMENT / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Fletcher announced $1.5m for an upcycling project to create job opportunities for migrants and refugees in Cairns. [Full Text]

JUSTICE / EMPLOYMENT

The ACTU said more than 100 organisations issued a joint statement to the AHRC Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment. [Full Text]

ICT

The eSafety Commissioner issued 'Encouraging digital participation of older Australians through mentoring'. [Full Text]

ICT / EDUCATION

The eSafety Commissioner issued a statement on the Momo Challenge. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / TRADE

The IEAA invited participation in a study of career outcomes of learning abroad. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

'The service is excellent, many thanks and keep up the good work' - an Agriculture sector subscriber. [Full Text]

Second Edition from the Canberra Press Gallery

NATURAL DISASTERS / AGRICULTURE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

The PM announced the establishment of a North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency. [Full Text]

NATURAL DISASTERS / REGIONAL

Minister Reynolds and the NSW Minister announced disaster assistance for local government areas of Bathurst Regional, Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops and Snowy Valleys affected by floods. [Full Text]

NATURAL DISASTERS / FOREIGN / INNOVATION

ASPI issued 'Innovation in Philippine disaster management: keeping up with the neighbours'. [Full Text]

DROUGHT / AGRICULTURE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Keenan said farmers receiving Farm Household Allowance can now access an additional lump sum payment of up to $6k. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES

DJSB is sued information on the final year of the Seasonal Work Incentives Trial. [Full Text]

MURRAY-DARLING

CA Senator Patrick said Nationals hostility to reform of Basin water management may doom the cotton industry. [Full Text]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE / TRADE

ABARES issued a Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Minister Fifield discussed the ABC chair appointment, Warren Mundine/Sky and climate policy on ABC Melbourne. [Full Text]

Minister Fifield discussed the ABC chair appointment and political expenses policy on RN. [Full Text]

Minister McCormack and candidate Hodgkinson discussed Gilmore issues and political issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Bill Shorten addressed the MUA/CFMEU west coast conference. [Full Text]

Mr Shorten and the WA Premier discussed TAFE and transport infrastructure projects, fuel security, ABC chair, border security and super/tax policy and Cardinal Pell at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed US/N Korea, ABC chair, regional education, university funding/free speech and Cardina lPell on ABC24. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

Treasurer Frydenberg invited comment on removing the exemption of insurance claims handling from the definition of 'financial service'. [Full Text]

ASIC issued 'Overview of licensing and professional registration applications: July 2017 to June 2018'. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE

Minister Andrews said ABS data show domestic production of digital products grew from $79b in 2012-13 to $93.5b in 2016-17. [Full Text]

The ACCC issued 'Communications Market Report 2017-18'. [Full Text]

HEALTH

Minister Hunt and the NSW Minister announced a $608m redevelopment of the Sydney Children's Hospital. [Full Text]

Minister Hunt said free access to glucose monitoring devices is available from today. [Full Text]

The AIHW issued 'Emergency department care 2017-18'. [Full Text]

The AIHW issued 'Elective surgery waiting times 2017-18'. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The PBS issued a website update. [Full Text]

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

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Ministers Ciobo and Pyne announced the first Australian Industry Capability Deed between Defence and Northrop Grumman. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / CONSTRUCTION / REGIONAL

Minister Fawcett announced the construction of facilities under the LAND 4502 Additional Chinook Facilities project at RAAF Base Townsville. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / PACIFIC

Defence issued a Joint Statement with NZ on Defence Cooperation in the Pacific. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

Shadow Minister Wong discussed US/ North Korea and India/Pakistan on RN. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'How Assad's Tehran trip exposed political rifts in Iran'. [Full Text]

The Lowy issued 'Kim-Trump 2.0: three observations'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Defence's journey: remembering to bring Australians along'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued a review of a book: 'Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World'. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY

Minister Price said the Q3 2018 National Greenhouse Gas Inventory showed emissions fell 1.4% relative to the June quarter. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION

Ministers Canavan and Taylor invited submissions regarding a national hydrogen strategy. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AEMC issued its submission to a Senate committee inquiry into fair dinkum power. [Full Text]

The AEMC invited submissions on developing a national framework for regulating power systems provided by local councils, community groups, developers or other third parties. [Full Text]

The AEMC invited submissions on proposed reforms to the way generators access and use the electricity transmission network. [Full Text]

The AEMC issued a new version of the national gas rules. [Full Text]

The CER invited applications for a new version of the register of solar water heaters. [Full Text]

DISABILITY

Minister Fletcher said replacing Assistive Technology items will only require one quote for items valued between $1,500 and $15,000. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Tudge addressed the Victorian Infrastructure Summit. [Full Text]

EDUCATION

The CIS issued 'Don't choose school texts by identity politics'. [Full Text]

The CIS issued 'UNSW gender-activism HR masquerade'. [Full Text]

STEM / RESEARCH / JUSTICE

STA issued the results of a sexual harassment survey of STEM professionals. [Full Text]

DEMOGRAPHY

The ABS issued Commonwealth Electoral Division Profiles. [Full Text]

CONSTRUCTION / UNIONS

The Ombudsman issued its Q4 2018 report on ABCC activity under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016. [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued information on wind towers, aluminium extrusions and ammonium nitrate. [Full Text]

FOI / JUSTICE

AGs issued briefings to AG Porter about a proposal to establish a Commonwealth Integrity Commission. [Full Text]

FOI / GENERAL

Finance issued documents regarding printing costs for Liberal MP Leeser. [Full Text]

FOI / ICT / MEDIA / ARTS

DCA issued a document relating to risk management. [Full Text]

DCA issued documents relating to corporate research. [Full Text]

FOI / MEDIA

ACMA issued documents regarding the transfer of a broadcasting licence for Arabic Media. [Full Text]

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