Tuesday, 2 April 2019

NATURAL DISASTERS / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Reynolds and the Queensland Minister announced disaster assistance for six local government areas. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / REGIONAL

Minister Fawcett said Defence and the Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula have agreed to terms for the off-market sale of the Coomunga Rifle Range. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Bill Shorten and Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed education, energy, tax, climate and Budget policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Ms Plibersek and others discussed Budget, foreign fighter and social media regulation policy on ABC Sydney. [Full Text]

Shadow Treasurer Bowen discussed Budget, flood recovery, electric cars, tax policy and political issues on 2SM. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Farrell foreshadowed a move to disallow regulations on political advertisements. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister McAllister discussed Budget, climate and electric cars policy on Sky. [Full Text]

EDUCATION

Mr Shorten and Ms Plibersek addressed an AEU event. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / TRADE

Austrade issued Market Action Plans for Indonesia and Vietnam. [Full Text]

TRADE / PUBLIC SERVICE

Austrade issued 'Entity resources and planned performance'. [Full Text]

DISABILITY / HEALTH / JUSTICE

Greens Senator Steele-John said compensation for thalidomide survivors must be allocated in the Budget. [Full Text]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

The Ombudsman launched a website for health insurance consumers. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

CA Senator Patrick called on the Government to intensify efforts to secure the release of Yang Hengjun from detention in China. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / SPACE / CYBERSECURITY

ASPI issued a five domains update. [Full Text]

COUNTER-TERROR

The Lowy issued 'The cost of terror: two tales of country life'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / ENERGY / ICT / INNOVATION

A House committee issued reports from its inquiry into automated mass transit. [Full Text]

SPACE / ENERGY / INNOVATION

ASPI issued 'Space-based solar power and 21st-century geopolitical competition'. [Full Text]

INNOVATION

The CRCA issued a newsletter. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER invited comment on the timing of its review of transmission network ring-fencing. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / FINANCE

ARENA issued a newsletter. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / HEALTH

The Energy Council welcomed an Electrical Arc Flash Hazard Management Guideline. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY / PUBLIC SERVICE

The TGA issued 'Half yearly performance snapshot: July to December 2018'. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued 'Cosmetic injections checklist'. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

APRA invited comment on draft rules that give clarity to new financial sector companies on whether they are likely to be approved under the Financial Sector (Shareholdings) Act 1998. [Full Text]

ARTS / COMMERCE

A House committee issued a report from its inquiry into the music industry. [Full Text]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / EDUCATION / ARTS

DCA issued the report from the review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies. [Full Text]

SOCIAL MEDIA / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASPI issued 'Government shouldn't rush social media regulation'. [Full Text]

SUPER

The FSC welcomed changes to extend access to the work test exemption, spouse contributions and bring forward arrangements (see Second Edition). [Full Text]

STEM / GENDER / ACADEMIES

The Academy of Technology & Engineering issued a statement on the Women in STEM Decadal Plan (see Second Edition). [Full Text]

ACADEMIES / FOREIGN

The Academy of Science announced two new Corresponding Members. [Full Text]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE

The BoM issued an ENSO Wrap-up. [Full Text]

IMMIGRATION / EMPLOYMENT / AGRICULTURE

Home Affairs issued information on upcoming changes to the Working Holiday Maker visa program. [Full Text]

ICT / PUBLIC SERVICE / EMPLOYMENT

The DTA invited applications for the 2020 Digital Graduate Program. [Full Text]

MEDIA / PUBLIC SERVICE

The ABC issued 'The facts on the ABC Reference Library'. [Full Text]

ECONOMY

The RBA left the cash rate unchanged at 1.50%. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

'For a heads-up on Canberra stuff you can't get better' - a 2017 subscriber. [Full Text]

Second Edition from the Canberra Press Gallery

GENERAL

The PM, Minister Hunt and others discussed PBS listings, Budget, climate, electric cars, energy, transport infrastructure and foreign fighter policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Bill Shorten and Shadow Ministers Butler and Albanese discussed climate, electric cars and land clearing policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Mr Butler discussed those topics on Triple J. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Conroy discussed those topics on ABC24. [Full Text]

Mr Albanese discussed Budget, housing finance, electric cars and political issues on Sky. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed climate, electric cars and Newstart policy on RN. [Full Text]

SUPER

Treasurer Frydenberg said from July 2020 people aged 65 and 66 will be able to make voluntary super contributions without meeting the Work Test. [Full Text]

BUDGET

Treasurer Frydenberg held a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Chalmers held a doorstop. [Full Text]

BUDGET / COMMERCE

The ACCI issued 'Small Business is a Big Deal'. [Full Text]

BUDGET / TAX / WAGES

The ACTU said it would be impossible for tax cuts to replace real wage growth. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Ministers McCormack and Tudge discussed funding for road and rail projects at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Tudge discussed an Adelaide road project on ABC Adelaide. [Full Text]

Minister Tudge discussed that project on 5AA. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / COMMERCE / TRADE

The ACCC said three container stevedores have amended their contracts with land transport businesses after it raised concerns over unfair contract terms. [Full Text]

REGIONAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister McCormack announced $172.9m for a Hinkler Regional Deal. [Full Text]

Minister McCormack and others discussed that deal at a press conference. [Full Text]

MENTAL HEALTH

Minister Hunt announced $70.2m to establish six residential eating disorders centres. [Full Text]

MENTAL HEALTH / PUBLIC SERVICE / HOME AFFAIRS

Minister Dutton announced almost $6m for mental health services for police, security and emergency services personnel. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The PBS issued '1 April 2019 Price Disclosure Confirmed Prices'. [Full Text]

FSANZ invited comment on an application to permit a novel production method for permitted sweeteners. [Full Text]

The TGA invited registrations for a 'Meeting your obligations' workshop in Melbourne on 16/5. [Full Text]

HEALTH

The NHPOPC issued its March complaints report. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / HEALTH

Shadow Ministers Butler and King committed to develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Health. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

Mr Butler discussed climate policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / INNOVATION

The GCCSI issued 'Policy priorities to incentivise large scale deployment of CCS'. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / ENERGY

The ACF said the Government must explain why it intervened to commission a review of how coal power plants can receive funding under the ERF. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION

The CEC issued a submission to the COAG Energy Council on a national hydrogen strategy. [Full Text]

STEM / GENDER / ACADEMIES

Minister Andrews addressed the launch of the Academy of Science's 'Women in STEM Decadal Plan'. [Full Text]

That plan is online [Full Text]

AMSI said female STEM engagement will require long-term funding and a collaborative strategy. [Full Text]

STA welcomed funding for the Science in Australia Gender Equity initiative (see Weekend Wrap). [Full Text]

RESEARCH / EDUCATION

DET issued an update on the Research Training Implementation Plan. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT / IMMIGRATION

DET issued submissions on possible changes to the skilled migration occupation lists. [Full Text]

VET

ACPET issued a newsletter. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION

Croplife issued its submission to the review of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013. [Full Text]

CHEMICAL REGULATION

NICNAS issued a Chemical Gazette. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / AID

The ADF is taking part in a humanitarian relief exercise in the Philippines. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / NUCLEAR

The Lowy issued 'A year after US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran digs in'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / COUNTER-TERROR

ASPI issued 'Counterterrorism yearbook 2019: West Africa and the Sahel'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'The frustrated wait for Thailand's election outcome'. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'India should play the Tibet card with China'. [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued information on coated steel and railway wheels. [Full Text]

ECONOMY / CONSTRUCTION

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2019'. [Full Text]

ECONOMY / TRADE

The RBA issued 'Index of Commodity Prices'. [Full Text]

ECONOMY / TRADE / STATISTICS

The RBA issued 'Weights for the Index of Commodity Prices'. [Full Text]

SOCIAL SERVICES / REGIONAL / INDIGENOUS

A Senate committee issued reports from its inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019. [Full Text]

MEDIA / PUBLIC SERVICE

A Senate committee issued a report and comments from its inquiry into allegations of political interference in the ABC. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Rowland said that report shows the Government used every lever at its disposal to try and interfere with the ABC. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / TAX

A Senate committee issued a report and comments from its inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Reforms No. 1) Bill 2019 [Provisions]. [Full Text]

COUNTER-TERROR / JUSTICE

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019. [Full Text]

SPORT / JUSTICE

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia's Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019 [Full Text]

ICT / PUBLIC SERVICE

PM&C issued the Government response to a Senate committee report on digital delivery of government services. [Full Text]

FOI / SOCIAL SERVICES

DHS issued a 2017 First Principles Review of the Financial Information Service (2Mb on Dropbox). [Full Text]

DHS issued a - Recruitment Approval Form for a Quality Checker (APS 4) position and Compiler (APS3) position (1Mb on Dropbox). [Full Text]

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