Wednesday, 6 October 2021

GENERAL

Minister Robert discussed coronavirus management/vaccines/economy/Queensland/social services, China/Taiwan, workplace relations, anti-corruption and skilled migration at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Minister Andrews discussed offshore detention/PNG and cybersecurity on 4BC. [ Full text ]

Minister Stoker discussed anti-corruption policy, nuclear energy and US political issues on Credlin. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed tourism, anti-corruption, China/Taiwan and housing finance at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed NSW Liberals, anti-corruption and coronavirus management/social services on 2GB. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Husic discussed coronavirus management/Sydney and anti-corruption policy on 2SM. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

Minister Birmingham discussed coronavirus/SA/economy on 5AA. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM

Shadow Minister Farrell was interviewed on News Radio. [ Full text ]

CMO Kelly announced extension of the pause of NZ green zone flights until 12/10. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its vaccination data. [ Full text ]

The Doherty issued 'Tired of lockdown rules? Our analysis shows most Australians have curbed mixing and helped suppress COVID'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / FOREIGN / JUSTICE

The OAIC said an international privacy sweep found that data protection authorities have been assessing the privacy implications of COVID-19 solutions and initiatives. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Robin McKenzie as High Commissioner to Tuvalu. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Julia Niblett as Ambassador to Ethiopia, the African Union and accreditation to Central African Republic, Djibouti, and South Sudan. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Daniel Emery as Ambassador to Serbia with accreditation to Montenegro and North Macedonia. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne announced the appointment of Miles Armitage as Ambassador to Turkey with accreditation to Georgia and Azerbaijan. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

Defence said Exercise BERSAMA GOLD 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the Five Power Defence Arrangements with Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and NZ. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'AUKUS could help fill the gaps in ANZUS'. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'Is the US sleepwalking towards war with China?' [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'With Biden's lukewarm diplomacy, North Korea runs hot and cold'. [ Full text ]

SPACE / FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Boosting space capabilities through AUKUS'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Parliamentary Library issued 'China and a changing Central and West Asia'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / CLIMATE

PIF SG Puna addressed the Blue Pacific to Glasgow Forum. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

Shadow AG Dreyfus discussed anti-corruption policy on Tasmania Talks. [ Full text ]

Mr Dreyfus welcomed an ACT Court of Appeal decision in the trial of Bernard Collaery. [ Full text ]

Greens Senator Waters said her model for a National Integrity Commission has been given top marks by the Centre for Public Integrity. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'Australia needs a college of policing to bring jurisdictions together'. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY

The ACSC issued 'Risk Management of Enterprise Mobility Including Bring Your Own Device'. [ Full text ]

The ACSC marked Cyber Security Awareness Month. [ Full text ]

AustCyber issued a CEO's message. [ Full text ]

SUPER

APRA issued FAQs on the 2021 MySuper Product Heatmap. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / SUPER

Finance and super peaks called calling on the Government to expand the proposed compensation scheme of last resort. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / STANDARDS

CAANZ and the CPAA issued a submission to the Accounting Standards Board on plans to update several domestic standards. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC warned of a suspicious investment 'opportunity' from Cash FX Group. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / TRADE / POSTAL / JUSTICE

The ABF issued a statement on changes to importation of nicotine vaping products. [ Full text ]

VET

TAFE Directors issued a submission to DESE's VET Workforce Quality Strategy consultation. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / TRADE

Austrade announced a global education campaign. [ Full text ]

BUSHFIRES / NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The ACNC said five charities that received significant donations in response to the 2019-20 bushfires acted appropriately. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / FOREIGN

The GCCSI issued a global CCS database. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / CLIMATE

The Climate Council issued 'Is renewable hydrogen Australia's answer to net zero emissions?' (video). [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Littleproud discussed agriculture/workforce/immigration/tourism, dams/biosecurity/Indigenous and climate policy on 4CA. [ Full text ]

Minister Stoker discussed anti-corruption policy and coronavirus/Queensland/hospitals on ABC Brisbane. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Rishworth discussed childcare and anti-corruption policy on Sky. [ Full text ]

DROUGHT / AGRICULTURE / FISHERIES / FORESTRY / INNOVATION

Minister Littleproud announced $20m to the Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs to broaden their activities. [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

The MDBA said it will detail water sharing arrangements in webinar next Tuesday. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / ENVIRONMENT

Ministers Littleproud and Wyatt announced $1.1m for 22 Ranger Capability Building grants. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TOURISM / COMMERCE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Tehan announced expanded support for travel agents. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

Shadow Minister Shorten discussed coronavirus management in an oped. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

INFRASTRUCTURE / SPORT / REGIONAL

Shadow Minister Catherine King committed $20m for an indoor aquatic centre on the Bellarine Peninsula. [ Full text ]

BORDER SECURITY / JUSTICE

Greens Senator McKim said Australia cannot abandon refugees in PNG (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

ENERGY / NUCLEAR

The Minerals Council issued 'Small Modular Reactors in the Australian Context'. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

ASIC announced regulatory relief for companies in external administration. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / STANDARDS

The AMA issued its response to proposed administrative changes to the RACGP Standards. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / REGIONAL

The RACGP launched a project to inspire people to consider a career in rural general practice and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / TRADE

The IEAA announced its 2021 Excellence Awards. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / CHILDREN

The High Court dismissed an appeal against a NSW conviction of aggravated sexual intercourse with a person aged above 10 and under 14. [ Full text ]

The full judgement is online. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE / MARRIAGE

The High Court allowed an appeal from a judgment of the Family Court. [ Full text ]

The full judgement is online. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

The RBA issued a chart pack. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / RESOURCES / TRADE

The Minerals Council said ABS trade data highlighted the important role of the mining industry in the economy (see yesterday's Third Edition). [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / HISTORY

The RBA posted an archives portal. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Anthony Albanese discussed climate/COP26/PM, anti-corruption and coronavirus management on ABC Melbourne. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Wong discussed WA/NSW/GST, political issues, Taiwan/China, Beetaloo, climate and Shadow Minister Shorten on 6PR. [ Full text ]

TAI issued a podcast 'The algorithms that rule Australia'. [ Full text ]

BORDER SECURITY / PACIFIC

Minister Andrews and her PNG counterpart announced finalisation of the Regional Resettlement Arrangement at the end of 2021. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Minister Price announced a $20m contract with Thales to sustain the MU90 Light Weight Torpedo. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The Lowy issued 'AUKUS: What happens if the Republicans play the Trump card?' [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES / REGIONAL

Minister Ruston invited applications to deliver Cashless Debit Card Support Services. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES / ENERGY

ACOSS issued 'The economic impacts of the National Low-Income Energy Productivity Program'. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / WORKFORCE / IMMIGRATION / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Ministers Hunt, Colbeck and Seselja said 35 of 215 Samoan workers finishing quarantine in Darwin are aged care and disability support workers. [ Full text ]

HOUSING FINANCE

Minister Sukkar 52,888 people have taken up a place under the Home Guarantee Scheme. [ Full text ]

APRA increased the minimum interest rate buffer it expects banks to use when assessing home loan applications. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

The ABA issued information on reforms being implemented this week. [ Full text ]

ICT / COMMERCE

ACMA invited submissions to a review of technical conditions on 1800 MHz spectrum licences. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

Shadow AG Dreyfus discussed anti-corruption policy on RN. [ Full text ]

Mr Dreyfus discussed anti-corruption policy on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Independent MP Haines said the Government's response to the resignation of NSW Premier Berejiklian has shown it does not believe in a robust watchdog for parliamentarians. [ Full text ]

CENSUS / JUSTICE

The ABS said reports that up to 10% of households could be fined for failing to take part in the 2021 Census are inaccurate. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

Shadow Minister Bowen said Minister Taylor's claims about a $30m grant for a Port Kembla gas-fired power project have been shut down by the developer (see yesterday's Second Edition). [ Full text ]

Squadron's statement is online. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / CLIMATE

Greens Senator Hanson-Young said Minister Ley has approved three coal projects in a month. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE

ASPI issued 'Morrison's imminent net-zero emissions announcement'. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / FINANCE

The IGCC issued 'Aspiration to action: Insights into investor progress towards net zero'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA announced a provisional determination for a Pfizer treatment of adult patients with symptomatic infection. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

AMA president Khorshid discussed public hospital funding on ABC24. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued 'Reclassification of spinal implantable medical devices - Guidance on the transitional arrangements and obligations of sponsors and manufacturers'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

AAMRI issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / EMPLOYMENT

The ACTU said 17% of healthcare workers say they have experienced mental health injuries and 10% say they were regularly bullied. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

AUSVEG issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

The NIAA issued a digital Evaluation Work Plan. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / FOREIGN

The OECD issued inflation data. [ Full text ]

COUNTER-TERROR / JUSTICE

A Hansard proof is online of 1/10 evidence from Jewish organisations, ASIO, DFAT and Home Affairs to a joint review of the listing of five organisations as terrorist organisations. [ Full text ]

FOI / GENERAL

PM&C issued its response to a request for notes/minutes from the 15/3/20 and 29/5/20 meetings of National Cabinet. [ Full text ]

FOI / DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / TRADE

Defence issued its response to a request for correspondence to Naval Group and/or French

agencies that was referred to in a Defence spokesperson's statement to the Guardian. [ Full text ]

Defence issued the released document. [ Full text ]

FOI / CORONAVIRUS / COMMERCE / SOCIAL SERVICES / TAX

The ATO issued its response to a request for briefs and reports to the Commissioner and Treasury relating to integrity and compliance with JobKeeper payments. [ Full text ]




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