Monday, 16 August 2021

CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Ministers Robert, Ruston and Wyatt announced suspension of mutual obligation requirements in the NT and extended suspensions for the ACT and Metropolitan Melbourne. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / CHILDCARE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Greens Senator Faruqi said early learning and care services impacted by lockdowns must be supported. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / ECONOMY

AiGroup said ever tightening state government restrictions are strangling what is left of business confidence and are likely to push Australia back into recession. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Doses by age and sex'. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated 'COVID-19 vaccination - Total vaccine doses'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / COUNTER-TERROR / JUSTICE

The PM and Ministers Dutton and Payne issued a statement on Afghanistan. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne issued a joint statement on Afghanistan with a long list of other nations. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'After the fall of Kabul, what's next for Afghanistan?' [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'Afghanistan: the right time to leave'. [ Full text ]

COUNTER-TERROR

Shadows Keneally, Dreyfus and Giles said a nine report raises the question of why the Government has not proscribed right-wing extremist groups as terrorist organisations. [ Full text ]

VETERANS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadows O'Connor and Neumann called on the Government to provide extra support for veterans who may be questioning the value of their work and sacrifice. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

Defence said a Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has been deployed to Japan to take part in the enforcement on UN sanctions on North Korea [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'ANZUS at 70: Menzies, Spender and the creation of ANZUS'. [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued a podcast: 'Dr Kori Schake on Senator John McCain, the Quad and the future of the GOP. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / MEDIA

The Lowy has issued a podcast: 'Saad Mohseni on running a media company in Afghanistan and Australia's future'. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Joyce and Labor MP Fitzgibbon discussed coronavirus management/NSW and Afghanistan/staff/visas on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed coronavirus management/vaccines/quarantine/lockdowns/Parliament/WA and Afghanistan/refugees at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Watt discussed coronavirus management/vaccines/LNP MPs, northern Australia and political issues on ABC Gold Coast. [ Full text ]

ABC chair Buttrose discussed 'Leadership, Ethics and Culture in the Post-Covid Workforce' in a speech. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / WATER / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Pitt and the Queensland Minister invited applications for Great Artesian Basin Drought Resilience Program grants. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

The Wentworth Group and the Environmental Defenders Office issued a submission to a NSW inquiry into the NSW Government's Management of Floodplain Harvesting. [ Full text ]

BARRIER REEF / RESEARCH

The GBR Foundation said feeding coral bacteria increases their ability to survive stresses related to climate change. [ Full text ]

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Minister Littleproud issued information from a speech to the Developing Northern Australia conference. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Watt addressed that conference. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH / INDIGENOUS

Ministers Wyatt and Coleman announced a campaign to promote mental health and reduce youth suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. [ Full text ]

FORESTRY

Minister Duniam said he is looking forward to progressing the National Forest Industries Plan. [ Full text ]

CA MP Sharkie said the Government needs to pour dynamic lifter on the Billion Trees for Jobs and Growth Plan. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

Shadow AG Dreyfus issued an oped on the Government's intervention in the WA/Palmer case. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC said the Federal Court has ordered CBA to publish notices acknowledging false or misleading conduct when it overcharged interest on business overdrafts. [ Full text ]

SUPER

APRA issued guidance on combining on its approach to administering the performance test for super products. [ Full text ]

ASFA issued its submission to Treasury on a compensation scheme of last resort. [ Full text ]

ASFA issued its submission to Treasury on draft legislation for a financial accountability regime. [ Full text ]

ASFA issued its submission to ASIC's cost recovery implementation statement. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

CA MP Sharkie called for a biennial $1000 dental voucher for pensioners. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / TAX

Research Australia issued its submission to Treasury on a patent box tax concession for the medical and biotechnology sector. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

DHACS updated its influenza immunisation data. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'AskMBS Advisory #1 - General practice services'. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued 'AskMBS Advisory: Non-GP specialist and consultant physician services'. [ Full text ]

RESEARCH

The ARC welcomed approval from Minister Tudge MP for $83m for 196 Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

ECA issued 'Why the Federal Government's story about NDIS funding differences doesn't add up'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

DHACS updated its FAQs on the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM discussed coronavirus management/vaccine procurement/NSW/WA and Afghanistan/staff/visas on Today. [ Full text ]

The PM discussed those topics on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

The PM discussed those topics on ABC24. [ Full text ]

The PM discussed those topics on 2GB. [ Full text ]

The PM discussed those topics on Sky. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH

Minister Tudge addressed the AFR Higher Education Summit. [ Full text ]

TRADE

Austrade invited applications for Export Market Development Grants. [ Full text ]

Minister Tehan said reforms to that program will support exporters. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / JUSTICE

Shadow Minister Wong discussed Afghanistan on ABC Adelaide. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Gorman issued an oped on Afghanistan/staff/visas. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'The Tusk effect'. [ Full text ]

COUNTER-TERROR

Greens Senators Faruqi and Thorpe said a Nine report is evidence of a growing far-right movement. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

CMO Kelly updated the list of hotspots. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM

Austrade issued 'Australian Tourism in 2020'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

DHACS issued information on Medical Research Future Fund accelerator grants. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC said it prosecuted 124 people in the first half of the year for failing to assist liquidators. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

AgriFutures issued 'Plan Bee Breeding Manual'. [ Full text ]

VET

TAFE Directors issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

SCIENCE WEEK / STEM / DEFENCE SCIENCE

DST marked Science Week. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / DIVERSITY

The CEC announced a survey of workforce diversity in the clean energy sector. [ Full text ]

DATA / HEALTH / DISABILITY

The ABS issued an update to the Data Integration Project Register. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / CHILDCARE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Tudge said childcare centres can waive gap fees in any area declared a COVID-19 hotspot for more than seven days. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / INDIGENOUS

Shadow Minister Burney discussed coronavirus management/Sydney/Indigenous at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / CHILDREN

The MJA issued 'The characteristics of SARS-CoV-2-positive children who presented to Australian hospitals during 2020: a PREDICT network study'. [ Full text ]

The MJA issued 'COVID-19 in children: time for a new strategy'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / MEDIA

The ABC issued a response to an Australian article regarding chair Buttrose. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ROAD SAFETY

Ministers Joyce and Buchholz and the Victorian Minister announced $56m for 29 Road Safety Program grants. [ Full text ]

Ministers Joyce and Buchholz and the SA Minister announced $52.7m for 15 Road Safety Program grants. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / INNOVATION / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Minister Littleproud and the NT Minister announced $197k for a trial of agave as a low irrigation crop. [ Full text ]

RECYCLING

Shadow Minister Wilson marked Keep Australia Beautiful Week. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / FOREIGN

Independent Senator Patrick announced action in the AAT to gain access to Cabinet papers concerning the Timor Sea boundary negotiations. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Germany's federal election: choose any colour you like'. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH / RESEARCH

The MJA issued 'Co-occurring depression and insomnia in Australian primary care: recent scientific evidence'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

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

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The PBS issued guidance on pharmacist substitution of medicines without a prescription during shortages. [ Full text ]

The TGA announced a post-market review of ventilators and related devices. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / ACADEMIES

The AAHMS issued information from a symposium: 'Life as a clinician-scientist'. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH / FOREIGN

Shanghai Ranking issued its 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

The CIS issued 'Why Inquiry-based Approaches Harm Students' Learning'. [ Full text ]

ICT / CHILDREN / JUSTICE

The eSafety Commission issued a call for evidence for an age verification regime for access to online porn. [ Full text ]

SECURITY

ASPI issued 'ASPI's decades: Guarding the guardians'. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The Insurance Council issued its submission to Treasury on draft regulations to exempt several classes of add-on insurance products from the Deferred Sales Model requirements. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / PUBLIC SERVICE

A Senate committee issued reports from its inquiry into the Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021. [ Full text ]

PUBLIC SERVICE

Hansard is online of 6/8 evidence from the CPSU, ANAO, ANZOG and others to a Senate inquiry into the capability of the APS. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

A Hansard proof is online of 10/8 evidence from Defence to a Joint inquiry into its annual report. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH

A Hansard proof is online of 12/8 evidence from Queensland Mental Health, NACCHO and the ACSQHC to the House committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. [ Full text ]

AQUACULTURE

A Hansard proof is online of 12/8 evidence from the NT Seafood Council and Seafarms to a House inquiry into the aquaculture sector. [ Full text ]

ANTARCTICA / RESEARCH / PUBLIC WORKS

A Hansard proof is online of Friday's evidence from DAWE to a Joint inquiry into the Macquarie Island upgrade. [ Full text ]

FOI / HEALTH / CORONAVIRUS

DHACS issued its response to a request for information from market research and surveys into attitudes to coronavirus vaccines. [ Full text ]

FOI / DEFENCE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Defence issued its response to a request for documents related to any permission for training in Queensland national parks and/or public roads involving traffic stops of civilian vehicles. [ Full text ]

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

Defence issued those documents (453Mb). [ Full text ]




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