Tuesday, 20 April 2021

GENERAL

Ministers Dutton and Hastie discussed the Defence Suicide RC, SAS/medals/justice, coronavirus/Anzac Day and WA political issues at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Dutton was interviewed on 6PR. [ Full text ]

Minister Dutton was interviewed on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Marles discussed employment/industry, coal/energy, the Defence Suicide RC and coronavirus/vaccines on 4BC. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Plibersek and Liberal MP Falinski discussed coronavirus/vaccines/travel, gender/justice and climate policy on ABC Sydney. [ Full text ]

Ms Plibersek discussed TAFE policy and Tasmanian issues on SEA FM. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

Minister Tudge addressed the ATN Solutions Summit (video). [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Marles addressed that summit. [ Full text ]

ACER issued 'Grades leave parents in the dark'. [ Full text ]

The NCSEHE issued its 2020 annual report. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / CHILDCARE / HEALTH

The NIAA invited submissions for a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / ENERGY

Minister Pitt said the West Barracouta development is tapping into one of the largest undeveloped gas fields in the offshore Gippsland Basin. [ Full text ]

APPEA welcomed the commissioning of that project. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

GA issued the first data from the National Drilling Initiative's South Nicholson campaign. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES / NATURAL DISASTERS

Ministers Robert and Ruston said the Government has extended the suspension of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers in regions affected by Cyclone Seroja. [ Full text ]

FISHERIES / DATA / ICT / DEREGULATION

Minsters Littleproud, Morton and Duniam announced $20m to reduce the regulatory burden on Commonwealth fishers. [ Full text ]

FISHERIES / SPACE

AgriFutures issued 'Fact sheet: Fishing and space-based technologies'. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / SPACE

AgriFutures issued 'Fact sheet: Broadacre cropping and space-based technologies'. [ Full text ]

AgriFutures issued 'Fact sheet: Extensive livestock farming and space-based technologies'. [ Full text ]

AgriFutures issued 'Fact sheet: Intensive livestock farming and space-based technologies'. [ Full text ]

AgriFutures issued 'Fact sheet: Horticulture and space-based technologies'. [ Full text ]

AgriFutures issued 'Space-based technologies - opportunities for the rural sector'. [ Full text ]

FORESTRY / SPACE

AgriFutures issued 'Fact sheet: Forestry and space-based technologies'. [ Full text ]

ANIMAL HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION

APVMA has issued a Veterinary Medicines Regulatory Newsletter. [ Full text ]

ANIMAL HEALTH / AGRICULTURE / DEREGULATION

Animal Health said July will mark five years since the transition from national regulation of Johne's disease in cattle to producer management. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / EMPLOYMENT / STATISTICS

DAWE invited submissions to a review of how agriculture occupations are classified in the Australian New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / REGIONAL

Minister Coulton discussed GP services in regional areas on ABC South East. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The AHHA issued its submission to the draft National Preventive Health Strategy. [ Full text ]

AHPRA issued a podcast: 'Opening the door to accessible healthcare'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued 'Half yearly performance snapshot: July to December 2020'. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued 'Prescription medicines: applications under evaluation'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / CHILDREN / CHEMICAL REGULATION

The AICIS issued 'Extra guidance on the categorisation of chemicals with an end use in articles that are children's toys or children's care products'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Minister Hunt and vaccine Operations Centre coordinator Young discussed coronavirus/vaccines and related issues at a press conference. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Information for Immunisation Providers on Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome following COVID-19 vaccination'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its total vaccine doses infographic. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Cumulative doses administered by channel'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - International comparisons at equivalent stages of rollout'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Commonwealth primary care doses administered'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Administration and utilisation'. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued a vaccine rollout update. [ Full text ]

The Grattan issued 'The top four agenda items for the PM's COVID vaccine war cabinet'. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Australia issued its submission to the draft National Preventive Health Strategy. [ Full text ]

HOUSING FINANCE / CONSTRUCTION

Minister Sukkar discussed HomeBuilder on 5AA. [ Full text ]

BORDER SECURITY

Shadow Minister Keneally issued a statement from her visit to Christmas island. [ Full text ]

Senator Keneally was interviewed on Sky. [ Full text ]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS / RESOURCES

Shadows Burke and Watt discussed mining/labour hire policy on Radio Moranbah. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE

Independent MP Steggall criticised the PM's comments that Australia can't achieve net zero in the 'cafes, dinner parties and wine bars of our inner cities'. [ Full text ]

The WMO issued 'State of the Global Climate 2020'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / BUDGET

ACSA said the aged care sector expects the Government to commit to implement the Aged Care RC's major recommendations. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

The NDIS issued new operational guidelines and a statement of the underlying principles used to develop participant plans. [ Full text ]

The NDIS invited participants, their families and carers to become Participant First members. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY / COMMERCE

Afilias issued 'What is Business Email Compromise?' [ Full text ]

BIOTECH / INDUSTRY / COMMERCE

AusBiotech announced the appointment of Dr James Campbell as aa director. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'What will Russia do with forces massed on Ukraine's borders?' [ Full text ]

The EU Delegation issued 'EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

ASPI issued 'EU engagement gives Turkey a free pass on human rights violations'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'What an Australian secretary-general of the OECD means for China'. [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY / AGRICULTURE / DEREGULATION

Ministers Littleproud and Morton foreshadowed trials to reduce red tape and regulatory costs for importers and agricultural businesses. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION

APVMA issued a Gazette. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / INNOVATION

Minister Porter announced $8.4m for 12 Accelerating Commercialisation grants. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / PUBLIC SERVICE / DEREGULATION

Minister Morton announced Budget deregulation measures and invited comment on a Regulator Performance Guide. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / AVIATION / JUSTICE

The ACCC said the Federal Court has approved a plan for Garuda to pay a $19m penalty for being part of a price fixing cartel in the air cargo industry. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / DEFENCE

Minister Littleproud said the ADF is airlifting State Emergency Service vehicles from Melbourne to Geraldton to support the Cyclone Seroja recovery effort. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / VETERANS / MENTAL HEALTH

KAP MP Katter welcomed the Defence Suicide RC. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / REGIONAL

Minister Coulton said the Flying Doctor has helped regional communities in the fight against COVID-19. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Anthony Albanese discussed coronavirus/vaccines, the Defence Suicide RC and industry policy on Triple M. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Marles discussed energy/climate/coal, coronavirus/vaccines and the Defence Suicide RC on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed credit card interest and coronavirus/vaccines on 2SM. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / CLIMATE / EMPLOYMENT

Shadow Minister Bowen said Labor is convening a Clean Technology Jobs Summit today. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese addressed that summit. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese issued an oped. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / CLIMATE

TAI issued 'Wrong way, go back'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / REGIONAL

The NFF said it supports the establishment of a Local Power Agency as proposed by Independent MP Haines. [ Full text ]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Shadow Minister Burke discussed casual work policy on ABC Tropical North. [ Full text ]

BORDER SECURITY

Shadow Minister Keneally was interviewed on RN. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

Research Australia issued its submission on a national Preventive Health Strategy. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

APRA and ASIC issued 2020 'Life Insurance Claims and Disputes Statistics' for 2020. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH

DHACS issued 'National PHN guidance - initial assessment and referral for mental health care'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'Super Mario' smashes populists'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / HISTORY

The Lowy issued 'Roosevelt's lessons for nations across generations'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

The RBA issued the minutes from its board's April monetary policy meeting. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / TOURISM

The ABS issued provisional March overseas travel statistics. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / STATISTICS

The ABS announced changes to its statistical work program. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM addressed the BCA dinner. [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg discussed Andrew Peacock, economy/employment, coronavirus/vaccines and super policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Ruston discussed domestic violence/training/Indigenous, coronavirus/vaccines/quarantine/NZ on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed TAFE, consent/education, SAS/medals, coronavirus/economy and the Defence Suicide RC at a Devonport doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed economic policy, The Defence Suicide RC, SAS/medals and coronavirus/vaccines on ABC Brisbane. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Gorman and Liberal MP Martin discussed coronavirus/vaccines/travel, ABC program/diversity and Prince Philip's funeral on Sky. [ Full text ]

Mr Gorman discussed WA/political issues, gender/justice and coronavirus/vaccines on The West Live. [ Full text ]

BCA president Reed addressed the BCA dinner. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / REGIONAL

Ministers McCormack, Birmingham and Coulton said construction work has commenced on the Inland Rail from Narrabri to North Star. [ Full text ]

Ministers McCormack, Coulton and Buchholz announced $35.2m for the Moree Intermodal Overpass project. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / BUDGET

The AAA issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

ROAD SAFETY

The AAA and the Trucking Association called for a redraft of the proposed National Road Safety Strategy. [ Full text ]

ARTS / REGIONAL

Minister Fletcher announced $5m for the Playing Australia Regional Recovery Investment program and invited applications. [ Full text ]

GENDER / EMPLOYMENT / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Mary Wooldridge as Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / ANIMAL HEALTH

Minister Littleproud announced $2m for 21 Access to Industry Priority Uses of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals 2020-21 grants. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE

The BoM updated its rainfall and temperature outlook. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES

Ministers Robert and Howarth issued information on today's Perth Jobs Fair. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Littleproud and the Queensland Minister announced disaster assistance for Bulloo Shire. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / ENVIRONMENT

Shadows Terri Butler and Watt called on the Government to act to repair flood damage. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / SOCIAL SERVICES

The BCA announced awards for assistance to communities affected by bushfires and coronavirus. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Shadow Minister Mark Butler discussed coronavirus/vaccines on ABC24. [ Full text ]

The NSW Premier was interviewed on 7.30. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its total vaccine doses infographic. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Cumulative doses administered by channel'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - International comparisons at equivalent stages of rollout'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Commonwealth primary care doses administered'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Administration and utilisation'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / AGED CARE

The AMA called for the Government to fund GP aged care visits and nursing home infrastructure. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / VETERANS / MENTAL HEALTH

Shadow Minister O'Connor discussed the Defence Suicide RC and SAS/medals on Sky. [ Full text ]

Greens Senator Steele-John issued a response to the Defence Suicide RC. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

Shadow Minister Wong discussed 'Human rights in Australia's foreign policy future' in a speech. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan his first major blunder as president'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC

The Lowy issued 'Accountability is the path to better governance in PNG'. [ Full text ]

NOT-FOR-PROFIT / RELIGION / TAX

Shadow Minister Leigh discussed Scientology/tax on ABC Sydney. [ Full text ]

ENVIRONMENT / FORESTRY

AFPA said Parliament should pass the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020 introduced by Nationals Senator McKenzie. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT

NOPSEMA issued a decommissioning compliance strategy and plan. [ Full text ]

NOPSEMA accepted the Offshore Project Proposal for KATO Energy's Corowa Development. [ Full text ]

NOPSEMA accepted the Offshore Project Proposal for KATO Energy's Amulet Development. [ Full text ]

RESEARCH / INDUSTRY / VET

TAFE Directors issued its submission on commercialisation of university research. [ Full text ]

SECURITY / ICT / INNOVATION

ASPI issued 'The impact of quantum technologies on communications security'. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY / ICT

DITRDC said National Relay Service users must now be registered to make and receive calls. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / ICT / JUSTICE

ACMA said data collected for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes cannot be used to send marketing material. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / INDIGENOUS

ACER issued 'Leadership: Driving an effective school Reconciliation Action Plan'. [ Full text ]

PARLIAMENT / GENDER

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Quotas for women in parliament'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / SOCIAL SERVICES

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

Hansard is online of 13/4 evidence from DFAT, Defence, Austrade and others to a Joint inquiry into developments in Myanmar. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / PUBLIC WORKS / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

A Joint committee announced an inquiry into the North Queensland Mid-Term Refresh Program: RAAF Base Townsville, Townsville Field Training Area and HMAS Cairns. [ Full text ]

FOI

PM&C issued its response to a request for information regarding the GG's powers. [ Full text ]

FOI / SPORT

DHACS issued correspondence to or from a Ministerial adviser concerning the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program. [ Full text ]

FOI / DEFENCE / SHIPPING

Defence issued its response to a request for documents regarding the Defence Seaworthiness Management System. [ Full text ]

Defence issued a schedule of released documents. [ Full text ]

Defence issued those documents (10.3Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / JUSTICE

Finance issued information regarding its Fraud Risk Assessment and Treatment Plan. [ Full text ]

FOI / DISABILITY

DSS issued its response to a request for documents relating to the decision to introduce NDIS independent assessments in response to the review by David Tune (13.3Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / FINANCE / JUSTICE

AUSTRAC issued its response to a request for information regarding on course bookmakers. [ Full text ]




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