Monday, 7 June 2021

GENERAL

The PM, Minister Fletcher, NSW Premiers, Ministers and others discussed a bridge project, coronavirus management/quarantine/Victoria and the G7 at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed submarine sustainment/procurement and coronavirus/Victoria on 5AA. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham and Shadow Minister Wong discussed SA Liberal issues, coronavirus/quarantine and submarine procurement on ABC Adelaide. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed political issues and coronavirus/Victoria/vaccines/quarantine on 2SM. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese and Shadow Minister Clare discussed domestic violence, housing/finance/social services, coronavirus/vaccines/quarantine and MBS changes at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Catherine King discussed a road project, coronavirus/quarantine and political issues on 2HD. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The PM, Minister Fletcher and the NSW Premier and Ministers announced $250m for a new bridge west of Sydney. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / SECURITY

The Logistics Council called for more time to identify freight and logistics assets to be made subject to critical infrastructure legislation. [ Full text ]

INFRASTRUCTURE / FINANCE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Shadow Minister Watt discussed NAIF projects on ABC Far North. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

The PM and Minister Tudge announced the winners of the 2021 PM's Spelling Bee. [ Full text ]

Save our Schools issued 'Public schools do more than private schools with fewer resources'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / FOREIGN

ACER issued 'Q&A: Using International Benchmark Tests data to improve learning outcomes in Indian schools'. [ Full text ]

VET

ASQA issued 'Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2021'. [ Full text ]

TAFE Directors issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

DESE invited participation in the 2021 Student Outcomes Survey. [ Full text ]

BUDGET / ECONOMY

Treasurer Frydenberg said S&P affirmed Australia's AAA credit rating and revised its credit outlook up from negative to stable. [ Full text ]

TRADE

Minister Tehan discussed UK FTA negotiations and China relations on Sky. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

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

The TGA announced arrangements to facilitate communication of information about COVID-19 vaccines. [ 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 ]

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

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / REGIONAL

Minister Coulton welcomed Queensland pharmacies joining the vaccine rollout. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / AGED CARE

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

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / EDUCATION

The AEU called on the Government to make the education workforce a priority for vaccination. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / FINANCE

The ABA said banks are ready to assist Victorian customers. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH / INDIGENOUS / REGIONAL

Minister Coulton addressed a Maranguka Mental Health Summit. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

Shadow Minister Mark Butler said the Government has launched an attack on Medicare. [ Full text ]

Mr Butler discussed MBS changes at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

The CHF urged the Government to consider a pause on the MBS changes. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued an update on flu vaccinations. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

Medicines Australia and the CHF issued 'Working Together Guide: A Guide to relationships between Health Consumer Organisations and Pharmaceutical Companies'. [ Full text ]

The PBS invited comment on a draft report from the Post-market Review of medicines for smoking cessation. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDIGENOUS

NACCHO foreshadowed enhancements to the Closing the Gap PBS Co-payment Program. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / JUSTICE

The AHHA issued its submission to the OAIC review of the National Health (Privacy) Rules 2018. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH / FOREIGN / TOURISM

The Mental Health Commission will host the International Association of Suicide Prevention's World Congress on the Gold Coast in September. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / JUSTICE

Shadows Keneally and Husic called for a probe into links between the Government, former Minister Bishop and Greensill Capital. [ Full text ]

SUPER / JUSTICE

Super Consumer issued a submission to Treasury on transparency of proxy advice. [ Full text ]

CAANZ issued its submission to that consultation. [ Full text ]

TAX / JUSTICE

The Tax Practitioners Board has terminated a tax agent's registration serious misconduct. [ Full text ]

ICT / JUSTICE

ASPI issued 'Australia's eSafety Commissioner targets abuse online as Covid-19 supercharges cyberbullying' by eSafety Commissioner Inman Grant. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

NBNCo invited comment on proposed variations to its Special Access Undertaking. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / RESEARCH

AgriFutures issued information on its oat breeding program. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE / BIOSECURITY / DEREGULATION

DAWE invited submissions to a review of plant export regulation. [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY / PUBLIC SERVICE

The ANAO issued a performance audit: 'Responding to Non-Compliance with Biosecurity Requirements'. [ Full text ]

DAWE issued a response to that audit. [ Full text ]

PUBLIC SERVICE

The IPAA invited expressions of interest in editing the Journal of Public Administration. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER launched a register for stakeholders to report on compliance issues related to AEMO's Integrated System Plan and Regulatory Investment Tests for transmission. [ Full text ]

TAX

TAI issued 'Ten reasons why the arguments against increasing tax are wrong'. [ Full text ]

MEDIA

The ABC issued a statement regarding 4 Corners /Q Anon. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / ACADEMIES

ATSE issued 'Rising sea levels: a threat to our coastal society'. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / HISTORY

GG Hurley addressed a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Overlord and the Battle of Long Khanh. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / VETERANS

ASPI issued 'Preparing for conflict: Veterans need apply'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'Beijing's 'Tiananmen calculation' banks on the West's obsession with the China market'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

DHACS issued 'My Aged Care - Provider Portal User Guide: Part 1 Administrator Functions'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Minister Hunt and AMA Victorian president McRae discussed coronavirus management, bulk billing and perinatal mental health support at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed coronavirus/quarantine/Melbourne on Sky. [ Full text ]

AMA president Khorshid discussed MBS changes and coronavirus management at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / AGED CARE

TAI said a majority of Australians support mandatory vaccination of aged care workers. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Ministers Robert and Ruston announced an extended suspension of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers in Greater Melbourne. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Ruston announced indexed increases in payments from 1/7. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH

Ministers Littleproud and Colbeck marked World Food Safety Day. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / SKILLS

Minister Price said the Naval Shipbuilding College has opened a JobsPortal. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'ASPI's decades: The contest of contestability'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / INDIGENOUS

Minister Tudge and Noel Pearson discussed 'Scaling up success in majority Indigenous schools' at a CIS event (video). [ Full text ]

STEM

ACER issued 'Student educational aspirations and attitudes towards STEM'. [ Full text ]

AVIATION / SECURITY

Shadow Ministers Keneally and Catherine King called for a review of security at Australia's airports. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

A new edition of the MJA is online. [ Full text ]

The MJA issued 'Long term survival after acute myocardial infarction in Australia and New Zealand, 2009-2015: a population cohort study'. [ Full text ]

The MJA issued 'Impact of pre-surgery hospital transfer on time to surgery and 30-day mortality for people with hip fractures'. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH / INDIGENOUS / RESEARCH

The MJA issued 'Suicide rates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: the influence of community level cultural connectedness'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / WORK SAFETY

The ACTU called on the Government to act on silicosis. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / AGRICULTURE

The CER invited non-financial auditors to apply for a CPA program for Category 2 Greenhouse and Energy Auditor Registration. [ Full text ]

ICT / FOREIGN / JUSTICE

The Lowy issued 'The authoritarian threat of Indonesia's latest internet bill'. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

The ACCC issued its 2020 Targeting Scams report. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / WAGES

AiGroup filed a further submission to the annual wage review. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / COMMERCE

AiGroup's Performance of Services Index rose by 0.2 points to 61.2 in May. [ Full text ]

INFRASTRUCTURE / PUBLIC SERVICE / INDUSTRY

A House committee announced an inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure. [ Full text ]

AQUACULTURE

A Hansard proof is online of 27/5 evidence from AIMS to a House inquiry into the aquaculture sector. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / EMPLOYMENT

A Hansard proof is online of 27/5 evidence from DESE and the NIAA to a House inquiry into opportunities for employment and economic development for Indigenous Australians. [ Full text ]

FOI / ENVIRONMENT / INFRASTRUCTURE / AVIATION

DAWE issued its response to a request for documents relating to a recommendation of 6 additional major projects for fast-tracking. [ Full text ]

FOI / DEFENCE

Defence issued its response to a request for documents relating to the results of an Unacceptable Behaviour Survey. [ Full text ]

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

Defence issued those documents (5Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / DISABILITY

The NDIS issued its response to a request for statistical data relating to external reviews by participants/applicants from Moonee Valley. [ Full text ]

FOI / FINANCE / FINTECH / JUSTICE

AUSTRAC issued its response to a request for information on reporting entities. [ Full text ]

FOI / INDIGENOUS

The NIAA issued its response to a request for briefs relating to Jabiru/Kakadu Government Investment and Legislation, CATSI Act Amendments, and the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations. [ Full text ]




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