Friday, 22 January 2021

GENERAL

The PM and Deputy CMO Kidd discussed the National Cabinet/coronavirus/quarantine/vaccines/Olympics, Google, Margaret Court and the First Fleet at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Minister Dutton discussed Australia Day/cricket, Christmas Island riot, medevac releases, a meth bust and dark web/justice on 2GB/4BC. [ Full text ]

Minister Tudge discussed coronavirus/foreign students/vaccines on News Radio. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Watt discussed disaster management, insurance/northern Australia and quarantine/regional at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

The PM issued a statement from the National Cabinet meeting. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS issued 'COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Primary care participation in Phase 1b-call for expressions of interest from General Practices'. [ Full text ]

The AMA and RACGP welcomed the invitation for GP's to express interest in taking part in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'TGA to give Australians confidence to get the COVID-19 jab'. [ Full text ]

The MTAA stressed the importance of vaccinating medical company representatives. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / FOREIGN / JUSTICE

ASPI issued 'Chinese and Russian influence campaigns are undermining Covid-19 vaccination programs'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / REGIONAL

DHACS updated the communique from a December meeting of the Commonwealth-New South Wales Bilateral Regional Health Forum. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated the communique from a November meeting of that forum. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The ACSQHC issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

ICT / REGIONAL / INNOVATION

Ministers Fletcher and Coulton announced Alternative Voice Services Trials grants to NBNCo, Concerotel and Zetifi. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA / MEDIA / COMMERCE

The ABC issued its opening statement to today's hearing for a Senate inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA

Reset Australia said Google has the body of behemoth but the brain of brat. [ Full text ]

HOUSING / FINANCE / PUBLIC SERVICE

The ANAO issued a performance audit: 'Administration of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation'. [ Full text ]

PUBLIC SERVICE / AVIATION

AMSA issued a response to the ANAO audit of its search and rescue jet contract (see Monday's Third Edition). [ Full text ]

VET

TAFE Directors said TAFEs have gained more Commonwealth Supported Places. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

ACER foreshadowed a webinar series: 'The 'big five' challenges in education, six years on'. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / PACIFIC

PIF chair Natano issued a commentary on re-entry of the US to the Paris Agreement. [ Full text ]

METROLOGY / EDUCATION

DISER said the National Measurement Institute is offering courses online. [ Full text ]

INNOVATION

The CRCA issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

RESEARCH

ANSTO announced a renewed strategic research agreement with UQ. [ Full text ]

CHEMICAL REGULATION

The AICIS issued 'Extra guidance on the categorisation of polyhalogenated organic chemicals'. [ Full text ]

The AICIS issued 'Extra guidance on the categorisation of biochemicals'. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM discussed coronavirus/quarantine/regional/vaccines/tourism/JobKeeper and US relations on 4BC. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed Australians overseas, climate and Australia Day/cricket policy on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed US relations and Australians overseas/quarantine on Sky. [ Full text ]

The Professional Standards Councils issued their 2019-20 annual report. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Littleproud and the Queensland Minister announced $8.9m for seven Local Economic Recovery grants. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

Minister Pitt and the NSW Minister announced $7.5m for the Fencing Northern Riverbank Program. [ Full text ]

The MDBA issued a weekly report. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

LiveCorp issued its December report. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE

Minister Birmingham was interviewed on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / RESOURCES / INNOVATION

Andrew Forrest delivered an ABC Boyer Lecture: 'Oil vs Water: Confessions of a Carbon Emitter'. [ Full text ]

SUPER

Shadow Minister Jones said Minister Hume argues legislated super payments could be cut and retirees could always sell their house if they run out of money. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Russia-US relations in 2021: Key things to watch out for'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE / GENDER

ASPI issued 'Recruiting more women won't solve police brutality'. [ Full text ]

ICT / JUSTICE

The eSafety Commission issued a position paper on anonymity and identity shielding online. [ Full text ]

ICT / EDUCATION

The AIIA announced a Skills Hub to connect training needs of industry and employees with VET, tertiary and industry digital courses. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / NUCLEAR / ICT

ARPANSA issued its Q3 2020 report. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / JUSTICE

AHPRA said a pharmacist who dispensed medication in an unsafe dosage has been reprimanded by the Victorian tribunal. [ Full text ]

AHPRA said a nurse has been reprimanded by the SA tribunal and had her registration cancelled for professional misconduct. [ Full text ]

AHPRA said a nurse who put offensive statements on Facebook has had his registration cancelled by the Tasmanian tribunal. [ Full text ]

AHPRA said the SA tribunal has disqualified a psychologist for five years for serious boundary violations. [ Full text ]

FOI / DISABILITY / JUSTICE

The NDIS issued its response to a request for documents relating to the NDIS/Justice interface (2Mb). [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / ECONOMY

The ACCI said the December jobs data indicate Australia is on track for economic recovery. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / ECONOMY

The ABS issued 'Retail Trade, Australia, Preliminary, December 2020'. [ Full text ]

WAGES / SOCIAL SERVICES / DEMOGRAPHY

The ABS added data to 'Personal Income in Australia'. [ Full text ]

TRADE / STATISTICS

The ABS updated 'International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2018'. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM and others discussed defence/industry and north Queensland/natural disasters at a Maryborough doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed Biden/US relations, employment/JobKeeper/tourism/border controls and Australia Day/cricket on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed coronavirus/agriculture workforce/border controls and Australia Day/cricket on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Minister Dutton and Shadow Minister Marles discussed Biden, coronavirus/vaccines/quarantine/regional, Australia Day and political issues on Today. [ Full text ]

Shadow Chalmers and Watt discussed north Queensland/tourism/JobKeeper/natural disasters at a Cairns doorstop. [ Full text ]

ACER issued an infographic: 'The professions viewed as most ethical by the public'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The PM issued information from a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart. [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'Beijing's "Wolf Warriors" score own goals'. [ Full text ]

The CIS issued 'Biden may mean trouble'. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / ECONOMY

Minister Cash issued a commentary on the December jobs data (see yesterday's Second Edition). [ Full text ]

SKILLS / EMPLOYMENT

The AEU said the PC report on the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development prioritises profit over public education (see yesterday's First Edition). [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

ACER issued 'National civics and citizenship report released' (see yesterday's First Edition). [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Minister Hunt invited expressions of interest from GPs to take part in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / COMMERCE / TOURISM

Minister Tehan said more than $33m in COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program payments have been made to travel agents. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

The CIS issued 'Channel past generations' stoicism'. [ Full text ]

The CIS issued 'Incentives key to Covid suppression'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / DEFENCE

Defence issued an update on Operation Coronavirus Assist. [ Full text ]

RECYCLING

Ministers Ley and Evans and the NSW Minister invited applications for National Partnership on Recycling Infrastructure grants. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / JUSTICE

Shadow Minister Burney discussed Indigenous incarceration rates and Australia Day/protests/cricket on News Radio. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

ASPI issued 'National security and income management of Indigenous Australians' by Shadows Dodson and Snowdon. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS

The CIS issued 'Virtue signalling does nothing to make lives of indigenous Australians safer'. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT

Greens Senator Waters called on the Queensland and federal governments to reject Arrow's planned expansion of coal seam gas wells in the Western Downs Region. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / COMMERCE

The Takeovers Panel issued reasons for declining to conduct proceedings on an application by Cardinal Resources to review an earlier decision. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE

SME Ombudsman Carnell called on the Government to implement the recommendations from her Insurance Inquiry. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA

Independent Senator Patrick foreshadowed amendments to empower regulators to audit social media algorithms and automated decision systems. [ Full text ]

TAI issued 'Polling - The public's expectations of social media companies' [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Defence announced a decision to terminate a contract with Phoenix International for a submarine rescue system. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The TGA has authorised an alternative product to address an expected shortage of ergometrine maleate injection. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / VETERANS

The AMA issued its submission to the evaluation of DVA's Allied Health Treatment Cycle. [ Full text ]

PUBLIC SERVICE / JUSTICE / NATURAL DISASTERS

The PC issued Justice and Emergency management chapters of its 2021 Report on Government Services. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / PUBLIC SERVICE

AFCA has amended its rules regarding its jurisdiction to receive complaints about the conduct of a representative of an AFCA member. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

auDA warned of an email scam requesting scanned copies of identification documents for domain registrants. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE / TRADE

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




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