Tuesday, 2 March 2021

GENERAL

Minister Birmingham and Shadow Minister Wong discussed the Aged Care RC report and alleged historic sexual assaults on ABC Adelaide. [ Full text ]

Minister Colbeck discussed the Aged Care RC report and coronavirus/vaccines on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Seselja and Labor MP Payne discussed the Aged Care RC and JobSeeker on 2CC. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed regional/tourism, aged care, an offshore exploration licence, alleged historic sexual assaults/Parliament, Labor issues and housing affordability at a Port Stephens doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Keneally discussed right-wing extremism and alleged historic sexual assaults on News Radio. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Watt discussed resources/workplace relations and natural disaster preparedness at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Senator Watt discussed the Aged Care RC report and alleged historic sexual assaults on ABC Capricornia. [ Full text ]

The CIS issued 'Does Morrison have Howard's heart?' [ Full text ]

ENERGY / CLIMATE / FOREIGN

Minister Taylor addressed a CERAWEEK Ministerial Plenary: 'Energy Resilience in the Asia-Pacific'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / CLIMATE

ClimateWorks issued information from workshops in Tonga to develop a low emissions strategy. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INNOVATION / COMMERCE

The CO2CRC launched a technical advisory company. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Chinese embassy issued a speech by deputy head of mission Wang to an ACT Australia-China Business Council dinner: 'It Is So Difficult to be China's Friends in Australia Today'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / PACIFIC / FOREIGN

DFAT issued information from New Colombo Plan students. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'South Korea pushes ahead with aircraft carrier only its admirals want'. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Ministers Payne and Price announced $115m for a further three Boeing Loyal Wingman drones. [ Full text ]

SUPER

Minister Hume said APRA's latest super statistics show total super assets increased by 2.2% in 2020. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH

Shadows Bowen and McBride issued a commentary on the report from Victoria's Mental Health RC. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / COMMERCE

Greens MP Bandt said funding improvements should come from billions of dollars being grafted out of the system in profits. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Greens Senator Siewert said there needs to be a sense of urgency in fixing the aged care system. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / EDUCATION

Universities Australia welcomed an Aged-Care RC recommendation to expand student placements in the sector. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

The ACQSC issued a commentary on the Aged Care RC report. [ Full text ]

The CHF issued a commentary on the Aged Care RC report. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AVIATION / ECONOMY

The Airports Association welcomed a BCA report (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / INNOVATION / TRADE

The AWA said Australian researchers have invented a $20 device to detect SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS issued 'Public Health Laboratory Network statement on the use of saliva as an alternative specimen for the diagnosis of COVID-19'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / ICT / JUSTICE

DHACS updated 'Electronic Prescriptions Data Usage Policy'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'Electronic Prescriptions Privacy Policy'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'Electronic Prescriptions Security and Access Policy'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'Real Time Prescription Monitoring public summary of the Privacy Impact Assessment'. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

The AHRC issued a bulletin. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The Insurance Council issued its submission to Treasury on modernising business communications. [ Full text ]

The Insurance Council issued its submission to a Senate inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No.1) Bill 2021. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / BUSHFIRES

APRA issued its opening statement to today's hearing for a Senate inquiry into the 2019-20 bushfires (see First Edition). [ Full text ]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS

The ACCI, AiGroup and retailer peaks said an ACTU and COSBOA flexible part-time retail employment proposal is poorly drafted (see yesterday's Second Edition). [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE / PUBLIC SERVICE

DAWE issued a statement on cost recovery in the live export industry. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE

The BoM issued an ENSO Outlook. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / ECONOMY

The Minerals Council said ABS data show mining companies invested $2.8b on exploration in 2020 (see yesterday's Third Edition). [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

The RBA issued a statement from its board's March monetary policy meeting. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Hunt discussed the Aged Care RC report and coronavirus/vaccines on Sky. [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on Tasmania Talks (audio). [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg was interviewed on Triple M Hobart (audio). [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Clare discussed the Aged Care RC report and housing affordability on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed JobKeeper/commerce, the Aged RC report and alleged historic sexual assaults on 2SM. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

Minister Littleproud said ABARES data show agricultural production is on track for a record-breaking year (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

The NFF welcomed that outlook report. [ Full text ]

ABARES issued 'Farm performance: broadacre and dairy farms, 2018-19 to 2020-21'. [ Full text ]

FISHERIES / AQUACULTURE / TRADE

ABARES issued 'Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture Outlook 2021'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Anthony Albanese discussed the Aged Care RC on 2SM. [ Full text ]

The Aged Care Collaboration issued a commentary on the Aged Care RC report. [ Full text ]

ACSA said the Aged Care RC isn't split over the need for a total overhaul. [ Full text ]

The Dental Association issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / HEALTH

The RACGP said Aged Care RC recommendations will make it harder for aged care residents to receive care from their GP. [ Full text ]

COUNTER-TERROR / JUSTICE / FOREIGN

Shadow Minister Keneally welcomed the Government's decision to proscribe the UK-based right-wing extremist group Sonnenkrieg Division as a terrorist organisation. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / SECURITY

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor announced a review into the operation of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act as emerged in the 'Alan Johns' matter and invited submissions. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY

Afilias issued information from a Joint Cyber Security Centre webinar: 'Identifying Australia's Threat Landscape'. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / JUSTICE

The ACCC said the Federal Court has declared that Megasave Couriers breached consumer law by making false or misleading representations to prospective franchisees. [ Full text ]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS

COSBOA said it will continue to push for Parliament to pass the IR Omnibus Bill. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ECONOMY

BCA CEO Westacott was interviewed on 6PR. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

AHPRA issued a podcast: 'The impact of the pandemic on our eyes'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / REGIONAL

DHACS issued guidelines for the More Doctors for Rural Australia Program. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / AGRICULTURE

The CER said applications to qualify for the next ERF auction close at midnight AEDT. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / NUCLEAR

ASPI issued 'Biden must keep all nuclear options on the table'. [ Full text ]

BUDGET

The ABS issued its Q4 2020 Government Finance Statistics. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / TRADE

The ABS issued 'Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, December 2020'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / HOUSING / CONSTRUCTION

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, January 2021'. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM and Ministers Hunt and Colbeck discussed the Aged RC report and alleged historic sexual assaults at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg and others discussed JobKeeper/economy/JobSeeker, social media/media and alleged historic sexual assaults at a Devonport doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne discussed alleged historic sexual assaults/justice, Myanmar and China/trade/justice on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne discussed Myanmar, coronavirus/tourism and alleged historic sexual assaults on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Ministers Birmingham and Robert discussed an Adelaide Services Australia office fitout and historic sexual assaults/justice at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed biosecurity enforcement and historic sexual assaults/justice at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Taylor and others discussed carbon capture and storage and energy policy and historic sexual assaults/justice at a Newcastle U doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister O'Neil discussed the Aged Care RC report and historic sexual assaults/justice at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Shorten discussed the Aged Care RC report, historic sexual assaults/justice and neo-Nazi attack on Today. [ Full text ]

Nationals MP Joyce and Labor MP Fitzgibbon discussed coronavirus/vaccines and historic sexual assaults on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

PM&C issued information on the Critical Technologies Policy Coordination Office. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / ENERGY

Minister Taylor discussed carbon capture and storage and energy policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / FOREIGN

IPCC Chair Lee addressed a meeting of lead authors for the Sixth Assessment Report. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

Ministers Pitt and Ley invited applications for Healthy Rivers Program grants. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

ABARES issued its Q1 2021 Agriculture Commodities report. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / BIOTECH

Croplife welcomed a NSW Government announcement that it not continue a moratorium due to expire in July. [ Full text ]

HISTORY / JUSTICE / EDUCATION

Minister Tudge and the Tasmanian AG announced $2m for a Tasmanian Holocaust Education and Interpretation Centre. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

ACER issued 'Assessing students' writing using comparative judgement'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / EDUCATION

ACER issued 'Mapping alumni networks in Kiribati'. [ Full text ]

CHILDCARE

ACECQA invited comment on the 2019 National Quality Framework Review. [ Full text ]

TOURISM / COMMERCE / REGIONAL

Ministers Tehan and Buchholz announced funding for the Gondwana Festival in Queensland's Scenic Rim region. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / MENTAL HEALTH

Minister Chester said the first Psychiatric Assistance Dog trained by veterans for veterans is in service. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The Lowy issued a podcast: 'Frances Adamson on her career, Australian diplomacy and relations with China'. [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'Agalega: A glimpse of India's remote island military base'. [ Full text ]

TRADE / INDUSTRY

ASPI issued 'No easy fix for Australia's supply-chain dependence on China'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC

The PIF issued information from a meeting of its Technical Working Group on Public Financial Management and Climate Change Finance. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Shadow Minister Watt held a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Greens MP Bandt and Senator Siewert issued a commentary on the Aged Care RC final report. [ Full text ]

Independent MP Wilkie issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

The AMA issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

Dementia Australia issued a commentary on that report. [ Full text ]

TAI issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

The ACTU issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

The Grattan issued 'What now for aged care?' [ Full text ]

DHACS issued information for people in need of Residential Respite services. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

AFIA said its Code of Practice for the Buy Now Pay Later sector has come into effect. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Jones welcomed that code. [ Full text ]

The ABA updated its Banking Code of Practice. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC announced proceedings against CommSec and AUSIEX for systemic compliance failures [ Full text ]

SUPER

APRA issued its Q4 2020 super statistics. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ECONOMY

The BCA issued 'Shifting gear: three steps to safely, quickly and permanently reopen Australia in 2021'. [ Full text ]

BCA CEO Westacott discussed coronavirus/economy on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Ms Westacott was interviewed on RN. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

The TGA said its safety monitoring system for COVID-19 vaccines is operating and weekly reports will be published from tomorrow. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Phase 1a - Where COVID-19 vaccines will be provided' (video). [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Phase 1a - Who will get the first vaccines'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / PACIFIC

DHACS updated its list of hotspots. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / REGIONAL

The RACGP announced a pilot program to link urban and regional GPs to share skills and support. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

The RACGP invited applications for RACGP Foundation grants. [ Full text ]

The RACGP invited applications for the Harry Nespolon Research Grant. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY / ICT

DITRDC said National Relay Service users need to register by 20/3 to maintain service. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

Hansard is online of 26/2 evidence from the ACTU, ACCI, ASIC, APRA and others to a Senate inquiry into the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / PUBLIC SERVICE

A Hansard proof is online of 24/2 evidence from the ACCC to a House review of its annual report. [ Full text ]

ARTS / COMMERCE / FOREIGN

A Hansard proof is online of a 22/2 Treaties committee hearing for its inquiry into an agreement with Malaysia on film co-production. [ Full text ]

A Hansard proof is online of 22/2 evidence to a Treaties committee inquiry into partial revision of Radio Regulations. [ Full text ]

TAX / FOREIGN

A Hansard proof is online of 22/2 evidence to a Treaties committee inquiry into a tax agreement with Timor Leste. [ Full text ]

FOI / DEFENCE SCIENCE

Defence issued its response to a request for information regarding structural testing. [ Full text ]

Defence issued the released information. [ Full text ]

FOI / COMMERCE / INNOVATION

DISER issued its response to a request for minutes of Entrepreneur Program committee meetings. [ Full text ]

FOI / COMMERCE

The ACCC issued an extract from its escorted visitor register in March 2018. [ Full text ]




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