Monday, 5 July 2021

GENERAL

Minister Wyatt discussed coronavirus management/Indigenous and Indigenous/resources/recognition on RN. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed coronavirus management/quarantine, New Acland Mine and Tasmanian Labor issues at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Mr Albanese announced Labor's candidate for Braddon. [ Full text ]

A transcript is online of Mr Albanese's Press Club address and Q&A. [ Full text ]

BCA CEO Westacott discussed coronavirus management/economy/commerce/skills on CNBC. [ Full text ]

Ms Westacott was interviewed on Sky. [ Full text ]

The CIS issued 'Beware governments bearing projections'. [ Full text ]

The AHRC invited nominations for 2021 Human Rights Awards. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Minister Hunt said more than 500 GPs were set to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from today. [ Full text ]

Minister Hunt and Vaccines Coordinator Young held a press conference. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed coronavirus/quarantine/vaccines on 4BC. [ Full text ]

Minister Joyce and Labor MP Fitzgibbon discussed coronavirus management on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued 'Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness'. [ 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 updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Doses by age and sex'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / TOURISM

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

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / AGED CARE

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

CORONAVIRUS / CHILDCARE

Shadow Minister Rishworth said the Government could allow early learning providers in COVID lockdown areas to waive gap fees for families not using their service. [ Full text ]

Ms Rishworth was interviewed on Sky. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGRICULTURE

The NFF welcomed the COVID exit plan. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / WORKFORCE / AGED CARE / DISABILITY

The ACTU said Government must ramp up efforts to support aged and disability care workers to get vaccinated. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY / CORONAVIRUS

Shadows Shorten and Kitching discussed the NDIS and disability/coronavirus at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / ARTS

Minister Fletcher announced more than $600k for eight Indigenous Contemporary Music grants. [ Full text ]

SUPER

Minister Hume was interviewed on Sky. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

DHACS updated its flu immunisation data. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA invited feedback on proposed changes to the reporting of adverse events. [ Full text ]

The TGA announced changes to documentation requirements for Authorised Prescriber applications. [ Full text ]

The TGA posted a webinar on Unique Device Identification. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / ICT / COMMERCE

The ADHA said Deloitte has been awarded a contract to deliver the first phase of the modernisation of the national digital health infrastructure. [ Full text ]

VET / CARERS / WORKFORCE

TAFE Directors issued its submission to the kills Commission's Care Workforce Labour Market Study. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

The NCSEHE issued 'An equity perspective on the development of student learner profiles'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / TRADE

DESE said the Education Services for Overseas Students (Exempt Courses) Instrument 2021 is in effect. [ Full text ]

TRADE

EFA issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

TRADE / JUSTICE

The ABF warned against attempting to import products containing cannabis or cannabidiol oil. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

DISER invited submissions on the National Gas Infrastructure Plan and the Future Gas Infrastructure Investment Framework. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / SECURITY

ASPI issued 'Government needs to increase support for critical minerals projects in Australia'. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / INNOVATION / TRADE

Austrade said Australian scientific technology will be used to verify the provenance of UK lithium. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / JUSTICE

The Law Council issued a commentary on a Senate committee report from its inquiry into the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020 (see Thursday's First Edition). [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'The ADF needs knowledge if it's to shape, deter and respond'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

DHACS updated 'My Aged Care Quick Reference Guide 3 - Managing Referrals for Assessment and Support Plan Reviews'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / TRANSPORT

The FCAI issued its June new vehicle sales data. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / TOURISM

Minister Birmingham discussed coronavirus/quarantine/Brisbane on ABC Brisbane. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Deputy CMO Kidd held a press conference. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

The TGA issued a statement from the April meeting of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / EDUCATION

ACER issued 'Call the doctor: COVID's impact on GP training'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Commissioner Morgan encouraged Australians to connect and rejuvenate to overcome pandemic fatigue. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / FINANCE / COMMERCE

The Takeovers Panel issued a Revised Guidance Note on Equity Derivatives. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Sukkar discussed employment/wages/Budget and political issues at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Gallagher discussed euthanasia/territories and former Liberal MP Banks on ABC Canberra. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued a podcast: 'Strategic competition, PRC deterrence and Australia's climate policy'. [ Full text ]

ARTS

Minister Fletcher announced more than $870k for 25 Festivals Australia grants. [ Full text ]

ARTS / ACADEMIES

The Academy of the Humanities issued Session 2 of its 2020 Symposium (video). [ Full text ]

TAX / INNOVATION / HEALTH / BIOTECH / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Minister Sukkar invited submissions on the design of a scheme to tax income from new patents at a concessional rate of 17% per cent. [ Full text ]

AID

Minister Seselja is visiting PNG and the Philippines. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / SHIPPING / FISHERIES / TOURISM

AIMS issued 'Index of Marine Industry 2020'. [ Full text ]

Minister Duniam issued a commentary on that report. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

The ACCC said Brownes Dairy has paid $22k for allegedly failing to comply with the Dairy Code of Conduct. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

APPEA issued a commentary on the ACCC's draft decision on LNG netback pricing transparency (see Thursday's Fourth Edition). [ Full text ]

BIOSECURITY / TRADE / JUSTICE

DAWE welcomed penalties for two Canberra men who falsified documents to import nutritional food products. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY

The ACSC said ransomware group REvil is exploiting vulnerable instances of the Kaseya VSA platform that provides endpoint management and network monitoring. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / INDIGENOUS

AERO issued 'Knowing your students and knowing Country'. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Oscar issued 'Return to country endangered by failure to invest'. [ Full text ]

RELIGION / JUSTICE

The CIS issued 'Why Religious Freedom Laws Are Needed in Australia Now More Than Ever'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / COMMERCE

The ABS issued 'Retail Trade, Australia, May 2021'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / CONSTRUCTION

The ABS issued its May Building Approvals data. [ Full text ]

GST / TRADE

Minister Sukkar has asked the Board of Taxation to review the collection of GST on low value imported goods. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

Shadow Minister Mark Butler discussed coronavirus management on Sky. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / PACIFIC / AID

The Lowy issued 'Aiding the Pacific during Covid: An update'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

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

The MJA issued 'Persistent pathology of the patent foramen ovale: a review of the literature'. [ Full text ]

The MJA issued 'Cardiac arrests in general practice clinics or witnessed by emergency medical services: a 20-year retrospective study'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / AGED CARE / RESEARCH

The MJA issued 'Trajectories of functional performance recovery after inpatient geriatric rehabilitation: an observational study'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / ICT

ACER issued 'Virtual reality in education - what's the buzz?' [ Full text ]

VET

TAFE Directors issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

AFCA said it received 70,000 financial complaints in 2020-21. [ Full text ]

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The ACNC urged charities to review their governing documents. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INDIGENOUS

The AEMC marked NAIDOC Week. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Betting, fretting and getting-buying and flying the F-35'. [ Full text ]

POSTAL / INDIGENOUS

Australia Post marked NAIDOC Week. [ Full text ]

SECURITY / PUBLIC SERVICE

ASIO issued its 2021-25 corporate plan. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / CONSTRUCTION

The AiGroup/HIA Performance of Construction Index fell by 2.8 points to 55.5 in June. [ Full text ]

VETERANS / SOCIAL SERVICES

A Senate committee issued a report from its inquiry into the accuracy of information provided to Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits members. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Neumann welcomed that report. [ Full text ]

TRADE / FINANCE / RESOURCES

A Hansard proof is online of 25/6 evidence from Whitehaven, APPEA, Adani, Minerals Council and others to a Joint inquiry into prudential regulation of investment in Australia's export industries. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

Hansard is online of 25/6 evidence from Defence to a Joint review of its 2019-20 annual report. [ Full text ]

FOI / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

DAWE issued its response to a request for correspondence regarding an EPBC decision on an irrigation project at Shamrock Station in the Kimberley (3.6Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / ENERGY / ENVIRONMENT

DAWE issued its response to a request for correspondence regarding offsets for a Robbins Island wind farm project and Tasmanian Devils (heavily redacted). [ Full text ]

FOI / SPORT / GENDER

DHACS issued its response to a request for Ministerial submissions that relate to Female Facilities and Water Safety Stream grants. [ Full text ]

FOI / EDUCATION / SCIENCE

DISER issued information on Questacon expenditure. [ Full text ]

FOI / FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

AGs issued its response to a request for documents relating to the Bankruptcy Consultation Forum between 2010 and 2021 (3Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / JUSTICE

The ACIC issued its response to a request for documents relating to Employee Flexibility Arrangements and the position of Manager, Physical Surveillance Coordinator (4.6Mb). [ Full text ]

FOI / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

AUSTRAC issued its response to a request for Suspicious Matter Reports from SkyCity Adelaide Casino. [ Full text ]




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