Thursday, 21 January 2021

GENERAL

The PM, Minister Pitt and others discussed US relations, gas/industry, coronavirus/tourism/JobKeeper/quarantine, education/civics, jobs data and Australia Day/cricket at a Gladstone doorstop. [ Full text ]

The PM and Nationals MP O'Dowd discussed gas/industry/trade/agriculture, tourism/JobKeeper, drought recovery and Australia Day/cricket on 4RO. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister O'Connor discussed the December jobs data/youth unemployment, Biden inauguration and refugee releases at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed JobKeeper/commerce and social housing policy on ABC Adelaide. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Thistlethwaite and Liberal MP Falinski discussed Trump/Biden, climate and border control policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Minister Hunt discussed coronavirus/vaccines/NZ and medicinal cannabis at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / COMMERCE

International SOS welcomed its appointment to provide COVID-19 vaccination workers (see First Edition). [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ARTS

Minister Fletcher announced $9m for NIDA, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Melbourne Art Foundation. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGRICULTURE / EMPLOYMENT

The NFF said farming bodies are calling on National Cabinet to agree on a consistent and safe approach to quarantine arrangements for foreign workers. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM

The Caravan Association called for assistance for the tourism industry. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

Minister Chester said the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal will consider recognition for ADF members who are injured, wounded or killed in or as a result of their service. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Does Soviet naval strategy provide a template for China's maritime ambitions?' [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

Anthony Albanese and Shadow Minister Wong congratulated US president Biden and vice president Harris. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / FOREIGN

The Law Council said a call by 31 countries for Australia to raise the age of criminal responsibility is a reminder that Australia is falling behind the rest of the world. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / ECONOMY

Shadows Chalmers and O'Connor issued a commentary on the December jobs data (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

ACOSS said only two thirds of full-time time jobs lost in the recession have been restored. [ Full text ]

TAI said more stimulus is needed. [ Full text ]

CHILDCARE

Shadow Minister Rishworth said a report confirms unaffordable child care is a barrier to women participating in the workforce. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

The AITSL issued tips for beginning teachers. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Shadow Minister Collins was interviewed on 2SM. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS

Shadow Minister Burney discussed Australia day/cricket on ABC Darwin. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

DHACS issued FAQs for suppliers regarding the review of Continuous Glucose Monitoring products. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued a submission form for suppliers. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued a submission cover sheet for other parties. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued guidance for sponsors of provisionally registered prescription medicines. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued an update on the Advisory Committee on Vaccines. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

AiGroup issued a commentary on the east coast gas agreement (see First Edition). [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / AGRICULTURE

The CER issued its December Emissions Reduction Fund data. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / NATURAL DISASTERS / INNOVATION

AgriFutures issued 'Innovation and Technology to Improve Natural Disaster Management in Australian Agriculture'. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

MLA issued 'A year of challenges for red meat exports'. [ Full text ]

ANIMAL HEALTH

Animal Medicines Australia issued prescribing guidelines for veterinarians working with sheep. [ Full text ]

SUPER

The AIST issued a Policy News. [ Full text ]

INNOVATION

IP Australia issued information on enhancement of the new design application experience and invited feedback. [ Full text ]

SKILLS / EMPLOYMENT

Treasurer Frydenberg and Minister Cash issued a response to the PC report on the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development (see First Edition). [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / ECONOMY

The ABS issued 'Labour Force, Australia, December 2020'. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / CITIES

Shadow Minister Catherine King discussed commuter carpark projects at a mediastop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

The CHF issued a position statement on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / DIVERSITY

DHACS updated a communique from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities COVID-19 Health Advisory Group. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / PACIFIC

DHACS updated 'Coronavirus - New Zealand - situation update'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued 'Update to listed medicines indications in January 2021'. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING / DROUGHT

The MDBA said much of the northern Basin is beginning 2021 with little reprieve. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

APPEA issued a statement on the Government's agreement with east coast LNG companies on domestic gas supply (see First Edition). [ Full text ]

The AWU issued a commentary on that agreement. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'Europe's faith in US wavers despite Biden's win'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

TAI issued 'The Biden Presidency and Australia's Security Reset'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / ICT / COMMERCE

The Lowy issued 'The Diego Garcia dispute hits cyberspace'. [ Full text ]

CONSTRUCTION / STATISTICS

The ABS issued 'Functional Classification of Buildings'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The PM and Minister Pitt said an agreement with east coast LNG companies will ensure more gas is offered to the domestic market. [ Full text ]

The AEMC issued a new version of the National Gas Rules. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / FINANCE

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Grid Reliability Fund) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Minister Hunt announced a panel of four vaccine workforce providers. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

The TGA announced additional provisional determination for a COVID-19 vaccine. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Hawke discussed Australia Day/Indigenous/citizenship and Australians overseas on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed Trump/US relations and political issues on RN. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / CITIES

Shadow Minister Catherine King said only four of 67 promised commuter carparks are under construction. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / EMPLOYMENT

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed JobKeeper/commerce on 2CC. [ Full text ]

Mr Leigh discussed that topic on ABC Canberra. [ Full text ]

Mr Leigh discussed that topic and economic policy on 6PR. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

NBNCo issued a weekly progress report. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

AMA vice president Moy discussed medicine shortages on ABC Sydney. [ Full text ]

Catholic Health said an Allied Health Committee has drawn members from every hospital in its network. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

PHA CEO David was interviewed on 3AW. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The PBS issued '2021 April Price Disclosure Cycle - Indicative Prices'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / EDUCATION

The AMA issued its submission on reform of GP training employment arrangements. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

ACARA issued the results of the 2019 National Assessment Program -Civics and Citizenship [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / TAX

The IRU universities issued a submission to Treasury on education and training tax deductions. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / FOREIGN

ACER issued 'Home and school environment critical to student success'. [ Full text ]

SKILLS / EMPLOYMENT

The PC issued its review of the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. [ Full text ]

STEM

ACER issued a podcast: 'Excellence in Science teaching - gifted students, conservation, and school partnerships'. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA

TAI said a survey found Australians oppose Google's news experiment. [ Full text ]

The eSafety Commission announced a course that introduces older Australians to social media and shows how to safely use Facebook. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / FOREIGN / NUCLEAR

The Lowy issued 'A "No-First-Use" doctrine would undermine American nuclear deterrence'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / CLIMATE

The Climate Council said the Biden administration will pressure climate laggards like Australia. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

TAI issued 'The Biden Presidency and Australia's Security Reset'. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'US-China relations and the slide to a less orderly world'. [ Full text ]




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