Monday, 16 December 2019

BUDGET / DEMOGRAPHY

Treasurer Frydenberg said the next Intergenerational Report will be released in July 2020. [ Full text ]

BUDGET

AiGroup said MYEFO reflects an easing of growth that is hard to shrug off. [ Full text ]

The BCA said more needs to be done to accelerate economic growth. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / RESOURCES

The Minerals Council said MYEFO confirms the mining industry's contribution to the improved fiscal position. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / EDUCATION / RESEARCH

Universities Australia said MYEFO shows the need to keep our foot on the productivity pedal with skilled graduates and research. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / WAGES

The ACTU said the Government has reduced projected wage growth again. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / COMMERCE

The SME Ombudsman said MYEFO contains gifts for small businesses. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / SOCIAL SERVICES

ACOSS said MYEFO missed opportunities to reduce hardship while supporting jobs. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / HOUSING / SOCIAL SERVICES

Everybody's Home said MYEFO turns its back on renters and ignores homelessness and economic advice. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / AGED CARE

COTA said MYEFO confirms aged care commitments but structural reforms must continue. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / TAX / PUBLIC SERVICE

The ANAO issued a performance audit: 'Tax Avoidance Taskforce - Meeting Budget Commitments'. [ Full text ]

The ATO welcomed that audit. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Cormann and others discussed the WACA redevelopment and wages and childcare policy at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Fitzgibbon and Nationals MP Joyce discussed MYEFO and the UK election on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister McKenzie said more than a thousand farming families will be eligible for lump sum payments under changes to the Farm Household Allowance. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadow Minister Shorten said the Government is hounding Australians not yet found innocent under its review of robodebts. [ Full text ]

Greens Senator Siewert said Greens say there was a lack of transparency and accountability on Robodebt at a committee hearing today (see First Edition). [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / INNOVATION

Minister Tehan announced $2m to establish a Nowra Agri-business Innovation Hub. [ Full text ]

BARRIER REEF / AGRICULTURE / RESEARCH

The GBR Foundation invited applications for research into reducing polluted runoff from the Lower Herbert and Lower Burdekin catchments. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / INDUSTRY / TRADE

Austrade issued 'The growing appetite for international food and beverage in India'. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / ANIMAL HEALTH / JUSTICE

The Livestock Exporters' Council and others wrote to the Victorian Minister regarding reported incidents of fraudulent tagging of cattle. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / EMPLOYMENT

AUSVEG said the National Agricultural Labour Advisory Committee must act quickly to ensure growers have workers. [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY / AGRICULTURE

Plant Health Australia issued a biosecurity plan for the sweetpotato industry. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / ICT / RESEARCH

Minister Ruston invited applications for funding for research into the use of artificial intelligence in health care. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

Minister Ruston invited applications for funding for research into ways to improve quality of life for people with brain cancer. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / CLIMATE

Shadow Minister Mark Butler said officials have confirmed that DHACS has not modelled the health impacts of climate change. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The NHMRC invited comment on draft revised guidelines on reducing health risks from drinking alcohol. [ Full text ]

BORDER SECURITY / HEALTH

Home Affairs posted the Q3 2019 report from the Independent Health Advice Panel. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued an update on the shortage of EpiPen Jr. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / INDUSTRY

Minister Tehan announced $3.6m to trial the expansion of a one-year Diploma in Applied Technologies for 120 participants at six universities. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

The IRU universities issued 'What do final school results really tell us?' [ Full text ]

The ACSSO issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

Professor Sarah O'Shea has been appointed Director of the NCSEHE. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / TRADE

Austrade said RMIT has been holding Summer Schools in India's north and is considering a Winter School in the south. [ Full text ]

STEM

ACER issued 'Performance in first year mathematics and science subjects in Australian universities: Does senior secondary mathematics background matter? Final report'. [ Full text ]

VET

TAFE Directors issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

CHILDCARE

ACECQA issued its 2019 Performance Report on the National Quality Framework. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION / REGIONAL

Minister Tehan announced $2m to enable the creation of a hydrogen fuel cell and supply chain project in Warrnambool. [ Full text ]

MEDIA / DISABILITY

Minister Fletcher announced $2m each to the ABC and SBS to introduce audio description services. [ Full text ]

ARTS / MEDIA / SOCIAL MEDIA

Minister Fletcher announced a review of classification regulation. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / HEALTH / CONSTRUCTION

Minister Price announced an $11.9m contract for construction of a Health Centre at Oakey Army Aviation Centre. [ Full text ]

Minister Price announced a $5.1m contract to upgrade the Health Centre at Gallipoli Barracks. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Triangulating Australia's China debate'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Vietnam's 2020 strategy: a year of diplomatic force-multipliers'. [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'A good week in Washington'. [ Full text ]

VETERANS / MENTAL HEALTH

ASPI issued 'The case for a royal commission into veteran suicide' by Labor MP Gosling. [ Full text ]

TRADE

Shadow Minister Madeleine King welcomed the UK PM's comments that he intends to make a free-trade agreement with Australia a top priority. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The RBA's Head of Financial Stability discussed 'Changes in Banking: Looking Back and Looking Forward'. [ Full text ]

ASIC issued 'Overview of licensing and professional registration applications: July 2018 to June 2019'. [ Full text ]

SUPER

CSC said APRA's heatmap identifies sustainable outcomes for customers. [ Full text ]

SUPER / INNOVATION / FOREIGN

CSC said it received the 2019 AsianInvestor Institutional Excellence Innovation Award, [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY / ICT / COMMERCE

The ACSC reissued 'Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

The ACQSC issued a commentary on an AIHW report (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

The AHRC announced the winners of the 2019 Human Rights Awards. [ Full text ]

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The ACNC urged Australians to ensure their donations are going to registered charities. [ Full text ]

ENVIRONMENT / NUCLEAR / HISTORY

ARPANSA posted a report from a study of impacts of nuclear tests in the Montebello islands off the north coast of WA. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES

CSIRO issued 'Extinguishing bushfire myths and misconceptions'. [ Full text ]

ROAD SAFETY

BITRE issued its November road deaths bulletin. [ Full text ]

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