Friday, 4 June 2021

GENERAL

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

The PM, Minister Hunt, DHACS Secretary Murphy and CMO Kelly discussed National Cabinet/coronavirus management/quarantine and 4 Corners/QAnon at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Treasurer Frydenberg discussed economy/employment/coronavirus/Victoria/social services/quarantine on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Minister McCormack discussed coronavirus/Victoria/education/vaccines/quarantine on KIIS Melbourne. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed coronavirus/Victoria and the G7 meeting on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister McCormack discussed coronavirus management, inland rail, the National Freight Data Hub project and Tim Fischer/memorial on Sounds of the Mountains. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese and Shadow Minister Bowen discussed energy/VET/climate/hydrogen, coronavirus/Victoria/quarantine/vaccines and NSW Labor at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Keneally discussed coronavirus/Victoria/quarantine/India and NSW Labor at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued a threat spectrum. [ Full text ]

PARLIAMENT / JUSTICE

Minister Birmingham issued the consultation report into serious incidents in the parliamentary workplace. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Birmingham discussed coronavirus/Victoria on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

Shadows Clare and Mark Butler said the Government has no idea how many homeless Australians have been vaccinated. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Shorten was interviewed on 2SER. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL SERVICES / COMMERCE

COSBOA issued a commentary on the Victorian support scheme. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Shadow Minister Gorman issued an oped. [ Full text ]

Deputy CMO Vine was interviewed on Studio 10. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued information from an ATAGI meeting. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its vaccine rollout 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 ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / AGED CARE

DHACS issued a statement from the Health Protection Principal Committee on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for aged care workers. [ Full text ]

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

ACSA welcomed the "in principle disposition" of governments to mandatory vaccinations for aged care workers [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES / SKILLS

Minister Robert discussed JobSeeker/compliance on 5AA. [ Full text ]

AVIATION / INFRASTRUCTURE / CONSTRUCTION

Ministers Fletcher and Birmingham said Multiplex has been awarded the contract to build the terminal at Western Sydney Airport. [ Full text ]

TRADE

Minister Tehan addressed an ACCI event. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / TRADE

Minister Pitt issued a commentary on April trade data (see yesterday's Third edition). [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / TRADE / DEREGULATION

The ACCI issued '2021 National Trade Survey'. [ Full text ]

REGIONAL / HEALTH / EDUCATION

Minister Marino issued a statement on Norfolk Island services. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

Shadow Minister Shorten discussed NDIS/independent assessments on ABC Perth. [ Full text ]

HOUSING FINANCE / SOCIAL SERVICES / REGIONAL

Shadow Minister Clare called on the Government to lift the Family Home Guarantee price cap in northeast Tasmania. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY

Shadows Keneally and Watts called on the Government to develop a National Ransomware Strategy. [ Full text ]

INFRASTRUCTURE / FINANCE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Shadow Minister Watt said the NAIF has spent only 6% of its funding. [ Full text ]

VETERANS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadow Minister Neumann said veterans continue to experience long wait times and a backlog of compensation claims. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

ASPI issued 'Are Australia's new armoured vehicles too heavy?' [ Full text ]

SUPER

The AIST said Australians are now relying on the Senate to protect their super savings against the Your Future Your Super legislation. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

APRA issued information to assist entities get ready for APRA Connect. [ Full text ]

FASEA issued its opening statement to an Estimates hearing. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / CONSTRUCTION / JUSTICE

ASIC banned a Sydney man from managing companies for two years over the failure of three fitout companies. [ Full text ]

POSTAL / COMMERCE

The Ombudsman issued its Q1 2021 postal industry report. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

The Ombudsman issued its Q1 2021 health insurance report. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / MENTAL HEALTH

The RACGP called for changes to mandatory reporting laws that discourage GPs from seeking mental healthcare. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The AMA issued its submission to a Senate inquiry into the administration of registration and notifications by AHPRA. [ Full text ]

The ACSQSC issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Medical record keeping checklist'. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Electronic Administrative record keeping'. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'Medicare - Administrative record keeping checklist'. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued information on the AskMBS service. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

The ACQSC issued 'First insights from the Serious Incident Response Scheme'. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued draft 'Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Principles 2021'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

IHEA issued its submission to TEQSA's cost recovery consultation. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / CHILDREN / ICT / JUSTICE

AHISA welcomed the Government's response to a Senate inquiry report children's exposure to online pornography and online gambling (correcting the link reported in the Third Edition). [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / CLIMATE / INNOVATION

DISER invited applications for grants for research into low emissions livestock feed technologies. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / AGRICULTURE

The CER issued guidance on management of surplus carbon credit units. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT / CHEMICAL REGULATION

APVMA issued a Special Gazette on mouse plague measures. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE

The BoM updated its rainfall, temperature and climate outlooks. [ Full text ]

FORESTRY / ENVIRONMENT / JUSTICE

The Wilderness Society commented on the Federal Court judgement on costs for VicForests' appeal of the Friends of Leadbeater's Possum Inc v VicForests case. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / WORK SAFETY

The NFF issued a report on farm risk management tools. [ Full text ]

MEDIA

The ABC issued its response to the Media Reform Green Paper. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook issued 'May 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report'. [ Full text ]

ELECTIONS

The AEC announced the results of the WA redistribution. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Dutton and Shadow Minister Marles discussed coronavirus/quarantine/Victoria lockdown and NRL on Today. [ Full text ]

Mr Marles discussed coronavirus/quarantine/Victoria lockdown and political issued on 3AW. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Plibersek and former Senator Hinch discussed coronavirus/quarantine/Victoria/social services and a sexual assault case on Today. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Robert discussed JobSeeker/compliance on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE / STANDARDS / DEREGULATION / TRADE

Minister Morton foreshadowed amendments to Consumer Law and associated legislation to allow adoption of trusted overseas product safety standards. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Birmingham was interviewed on ABC24. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM / SOCIAL SERVICES

The Accommodation Association welcomed the temporary COVID disaster payment and called for eligibility to be widened. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ECONOMY / FOREIGN

VOXEU posted 'Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Covid Era' with a contribution from RBA deputy Governor Debelle. [ Full text ]

ICT / JUSTICE / FOREIGN

ACMA announced an MoU with its US counterpart to combat unsolicited calls and scams [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'How much change will the end of the Netanyahu era bring?'. [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'Narrowing the field in Iran's election'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / NUCLEAR / ENVIRONMENT

ANSTO issued information from an IEA research into the potential biological impact of radioactive particles in the environment from global sites with radioactive contamination. [ Full text ]

STEM / COMMERCE / GENDER

Minister Porter announced $750k for three Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grants. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The AMA issued its submission to the TGA on applications to downschedule oral contraceptives. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / CONSTRUCTION / TRADE

The ABF announced action against imported building products at risk of containing asbestos. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / AID

ACIAR and its Canadian counterpart announced a project to reduce food loss in developing countries. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

AgriFutures issued 'Final report: Improving biosecurity and better understanding bee health in Australia'. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

The MDBA issued a weekly report. [ Full text ]

SUPER

The ACTU condemned the passage of the Your Future Your Super bill through the House. [ Full text ]

Super Consumers issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / CLIMATE

The Climate Council issued its response to the EIS for the proposed Kurri Kurri gas plant. [ Full text ]

WATER / RESOURCES / INNOVATION

The AWA issued information on a technology which harnesses solar energy to extract moisture from the waste streams generated by oil and gas extraction. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

The ALRC issued 'Legislative morass and the rule of law: a warning, and some possible solutions'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH

ED King of the IRU universities will complete his term on 31/7. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / FINANCE

The ABS issued 'Lending indicators, April 2021'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / COMMERCE / ICT

The ABS issued 'Characteristics of Australian Business 2019-20'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

The ABS updated its Modellers' Database. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL SERVICES / NATURAL DISASTERS

Minister Littleproud discussed support for workers affected by the Victorian lockdown on 3AW. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed that topic and coronavirus management on ABC Melbourne. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / DISABILITY

Minister Reynolds said the Government is establishing vaccination hubs for NDIS participants. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / EDUCATION / TRADE

Minister Tudge invited applications for Innovation Fund grants from private higher education and English language providers. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGRICULTURE / TOURISM / EDUCATION

The NFF said the agriculture, tourism and education sectors are calling on leaders to deliver a plan to reopen the international border. [ Full text ]

BCA CEO Westacott was interviewed on RN. [ Full text ]

Ms Westacott was interviewed on Sky. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

Deputy CMO Vine was interviewed on RN. [ Full text ]

Deputy CMO Vine was interviewed on 3AW. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Tudge discussed universities/free speech, schools/gender and Victoria/coronavirus on Sky. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Robert said hundreds of people are under investigation after advice from the Employer Reporting Line. [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY

Minister Littleproud welcomed the detection of khapra beetle in imported flat cardboard packaging. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

The MDBA said a report has found the Basin Compliance Compact needs to shift from activities to outcomes. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE / TRADE

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

INDIGENOUS / REGIONAL

Minister Wyatt welcomed the launch of an Empowered Community organisation in west coastal SA. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH / TRADE

Shadow Minister Plibersek addressed the Universities Australia conference. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

ACER issued 'Infographic: Foundational literacy and numeracy skills'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / STEM / PACIFIC / AID

ACER issued 'Building capacity in remote education in the Pacific'. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

Shadow Minister Shorten said the Government has a secret plan to steamroll through independent assessments while faking consultation. [ Full text ]

The NDIS issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The RBA, APRA and ASIC said they expect institutions to cease using LIBOR in new contracts before the end of 2021. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC warned about fake Qantas corporate bonds. [ Full text ]

COMMERCE

SME Ombudsman Billson welcomed an ACCC class exemption for collective bargaining for SMEs, franchisees and fuel retailers (see yesterday's Fourth Edition). [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

TAI issued its submission to the AEMC on access, pricing and incentive arrangements for Distributed Energy Resources. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / FOREIGN

TAI issued 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Impacts of Japanese use of Australian coal'. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / POSTAL

Australia Post said it has offset more than 200,000 tonnes of emissions. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE

The Climate Council posted a webinar: 'Aim High, Go Fast: Why Emissions Need to Plummet this Decade'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

DHACS issued 'Macular disease grant opportunity - Feed back for applicants'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / PUBLIC SERVICE

The ANAO issued a performance audit: 'Management of the Manufacture and Supply of Domestic Fractionated Blood Plasma Products' [ Full text ]

CHILDREN / ICT / JUSTICE

The Christian Lobby welcomed the Government's response to a Senate inquiry report children's exposure to online pornography and online gambling. [ Full text ]

WATER / FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Finding a new approach to water security in Southeast Asia'. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'China's long-range missiles highlight RAAF's strike shortcomings'. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

The National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Improving Supports for At Risk Participants) Bill 2021 was introduced to the House. [ Full text ]

Minister Reynolds issued a commentary on that Bill. [ Full text ]

SPACE / INDUSTRY

A Hansard proof is online of 26/5 evidence from the ANU and Myriota to a House inquiry into developing the space industry. [ Full text ]

PUBLIC WORKS / CONSTRUCTION / ENVIRONMENT / TAXONOMY

The Joint Public Works committee announced an inquiry into the construction of a National Collections Building in Canberra. [ Full text ]

FOI / COMMERCE / INNOVATION / REGIONAL

DISER issued its response to a request for conflict of interest declarations by Regional Incubator Facilitators (heavily redacted). [ Full text ]

FOI / COMMERCE / CLIMATE

ASIC issued its response to a request for letters to potential "laggard" companies concerning their climate related disclosures. [ Full text ]

FOI / SUPER

The ACCC issued two briefings entitled: 'Superannuation industry in Australia -ACSI & common shareholdings', this is the first. [ Full text ]

This is the second. [ Full text ]

FOI / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

The ACCC issued a document regarding LDV Automotive (heavily redacted). [ Full text ]

The ACCC issued information on external legal costs for a case against ANZ, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and others. [ Full text ]

FOI / DATA / JUSTICE

The AHRC issued its response to a request for documents regarding a Senate inquiry into the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

FOI / CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM

The AHRC issued its response to a request for documents regarding international travel restrictions and/or quarantine requirements imposed on Australian citizens as a result of COVID-19. [ Full text ]

FOI / JUSTICE

The AHRC issued its response to a request for compliance with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 for the period 2016 - 2019. [ Full text ]

FOI / RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT

CSIRO issued its response to a request for correspondence with APPEA, Santos and/or Origin Energy regarding a report on the stygofauna and microbial assemblages of the Beetaloo Sub-basin (this is the first of two groups of documents, 18Mb). [ Full text ]

This is the second group of documents (16Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION

CSIRO issued its response to a request for documents relating to fraud risk assessment and compliance audits (9Mb). [ Full text ]




Copyright © Canberra IQ. The forwarding, reproduction, publication, or communication of the whole of this email without the necessary licence or other authorisation from Canberra IQ is not permitted and will be regarded as an infringement of copyright. All rights reserved.