Tuesday, 5 November 2019

GENERAL

The PM and Minister Birmingham discussed the RCEP and ASEAN meetings, drought, China relations and US relations at a Bangkok doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister McCormack and others discussed a sport centre project and backpacker tax, NBNCo/regional, China relations and drought policy at a Stonnington doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed economic, monetary, tax and China relations policy and Labor issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Fitzgibbon discussed China relations and Victoria/gas on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Burney discussed domestic violence and progressivism on ABC Melbourne. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed monetary, economic, Budget, tax and trade policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

Ambassador Hockey has addressed the American Australian Association (video). [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / HISTORY / FOREIGN

The PM addressed the dedication of a Hellfire Pass Memorial. [ Full text ]

Minister Chester announced an additional $10m over four years for the Saluting Their Service Program. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The Lowy issued 'The Sino-Russian alliance and what it means for Australia'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / COUNTER-TERROR

The Lowy issued a podcast: 'October in Syria'. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / ICT / CONSTRUCTION

Minister Price announced $57m for a High Performance Computing Centre in Adelaide. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

ASPI issued 'The very hungry future submarine'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'Britain's post-Brexit choices'. [ Full text ]

DFAT issued information from Australia-India-Japan-US talks in Bangkok. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

Treasurer Frydenberg said the existing Statement on the Conduct of Monetary Policy is consistent with the Government's and the RBA's shared understanding of our monetary policy framework. [ Full text ]

The RBA board left the cash rate unchanged at 0.75%. [ Full text ]

AiGroup's Performance of Services Index rose by 2.7 points to 54.2 in October. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadow Minister Catherine King said the PM must stop ignoring calls to fast-track infrastructure projects. [ Full text ]

TRADE

Minister Birmingham welcomed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham is visiting Shanghai for the China International Import Expo and ministerial WTO discussions. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Madeleine King addressed the Indonesia Australia Business Council meeting in Bali. [ Full text ]

The BCA welcomed the RCEP agreement. [ Full text ]

TRADE / RESOURCES

The Minerals Council welcomed the RCEP agreement. [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY

Minister McKenzie said two Bangladeshi visitors have been refused entry for failing to declare live plants. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

Minister Taylor, the SA Minister and AGL's CEO discussed a new SA power station, electricity supply, fracking and energy policy at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

The AER invited feedback on a proposed pathway to the 2022 Rate of Return Instrument. [ Full text ]

The AER invited comment on the regulation of Queensland's Powerlink in 2022-27. [ Full text ]

AVIATION / INFRASTRUCTURE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Minister Canavan welcomed a $150m NAIF loan for upgrades to Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs airports. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Littleproud and the Queensland Minister announced disaster assistance for Maranoa and Paroo Shires affected by heavy rain. [ Full text ]

IMMIGRATION / SKILLS

Minister Coleman discussed skilled migration and the Global Talent Independent program in a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. [ Full text ]

Minister Coleman discussed those topics on 2GB. [ Full text ]

CEDA said the Global Talent Independent program doesn't go far enough. [ Full text ]

The Go8 welcomed that program. [ Full text ]

SKILLS / STATISTICS

The ABS updated 'Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations'. [ Full text ]

TOURISM / EMPLOYMENT / AGRICULTURE / REGIONAL

Ministers Birmingham and Coleman said Australia and Thailand have agreed to increase the number of annual places available under the Work and Holiday visa program from 500 to 2,000. [ Full text ]

Minister Coulton welcomed that announcement. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Shadow Minister Watt discussed the Earle Haven Nursing Home at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

SPORT / ANIMAL HEALTH

Greens Senator Faruqi called for a boycott of the Melbourne Cup. [ Full text ]

TAX / JUSTICE

The Inspector-General of Taxation discussed tax debt collection on AM. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

ACMA issued 'Telecommunications (Consumer Protections and Service Standards) (Levy Formula Modification) Determination 2019'. [ Full text ]

ACMA issued 'Telecommunications (Overall Levy Target Amount) Statement 2019'. [ Full text ]

ACMA issued 'Eligible Revenue Assessment 2017-18'. [ Full text ]

MEDIA / PUBLIC SERVICE

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Funding the Australian Broadcasting Corporation', [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The TGA foreshadowed changes to opioid regulation. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued 'Current status of breast implant products in Australia'. [ Full text ]

Medicines Australia issued its submission on a National Action Plan for Blood Cancer. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued an update on registration of new generic medicines and biosimilar medicines. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued an update on registration of new chemical entities. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued an update on new or extended uses, or new combinations of registered medicines. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION

APVMA invited comment on a draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement. [ Full text ]

APVMA issued a Gazette. [ Full text ]

CHEMICAL REGULATION

NICNAS issued a Chemical Gazette. [ Full text ]

EARTHQUAKES / TSUNAMIS

GA issued 'Broome 6.6 magnitude earthquake: lessons identified'. [ Full text ]

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