Thursday, 3 February 2022

GENERAL

The PM discussed corona management/WA/schools, floods/transport and political issues on 6PR. [ Full text ]

Minister Robert discussed research/industry/commerce, employment and texts on 4BC. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed corona management/aged care/Minister Colbeck/TGA/ATAGI, texts and political issues at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Marles discussed corona management, research/industry and texts on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Shorten discussed corona management/aged care/workforce, inflation, e-vehicles and texts on Australia Today. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Catherine King and others discussed a Darwin pool project, floods/supply cahins, corona management/aged care and Julian Assange at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Husic discussed corona management/RATs/industry, inflation and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS

Minister Hunt and CMO Kelly discussed corona management/youth/RATs/aged care at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Minister Hunt was interviewed on RN. [ Full text ]

Minister Hunt was interviewed on Sunrise. [ Full text ]

Shadows Plibersek and Burns discussed corona management/schools/aged care/workforce at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadow Minister McAllister and others held a doorstop in Newcastle. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS issued a vaccine rollout update. [ Full text ]

DHACS updated its vaccination daily jurisdictional breakdown. [ Full text ]

Catholic Health called on Minister Hunt to change the definition of 'fully vaccinated' from two doses to three. [ Full text ]

The Pharmacy Guild said pharmacies have delivered more than five million COVID-19 vaccinations. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE

ACQSC Commissioner Anderson issued a statement on regulatory activities to protect aged care consumers during the pandemic. [ Full text ]

CONSTRUCTION / CLIMATE / FORESTRY / FINANCE

Ministers Taylor and Duniam welcomed the CEFC's Timber Building Program (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

AFPA welcomed that program. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / AGRICULTURE

Minister Taylor issued guidelines for the second round of Soil Carbon Innovation grants and invited applications. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / INDUSTRY

Grain Producers welcomed NAIF funding for a WA urea project (see First Edition). [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / RESEARCH

AgriFutures issued 'Preliminary investigations into new opportunities for the production of premium and medicinal honey'. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

Rabobank issued its 2022 Australian Agribusiness Outlook. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE

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

BARRIER REEF / ENVIRONMENT / FOREIGN

Minister Ley issued reports to UNESCO on the GBR and Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Areas. [ Full text ]

FISHERIES / PUBLIC SERVICE

AFMA marked its 30th anniversary. [ Full text ]

TOURISM / EDUCATION / WORKFORCE

Minister Hawke announced strong arrival figures for international students and working holiday makers. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister McKenzie and the NSW Minister announced disaster assistance for the Albury, Bland, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hilltops, Narrandera and Temora LGAs. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / INDUSTRY

Ministers Joyce and Turnbull said the ARTC has signed contracts worth $143m with Austrak to supply sleepers for the Inland Rail project. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadows Catherine King and Brown said the supply chain crisis due to floods is an example of why Australia needs a government that will take our national freight task seriously. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES / DISABILITY / WORKFORCE

The HCIA said more than 8000 people could return to the workforce if financially vulnerable peoples had access to the Hearing Services Program. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / HERITAGE / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Fletcher announced the reappointment of Dr Marie-Louise Ayres NLA Director-General. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / SKILLS / DEREGULATION

Minister Morton said licensed workers do not need an additional licence to work in SA or Victoria. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / NUCLEAR

Shadows O'Connor and Keogh said the defence industry deserves clarification on their involvement in the development of nuclear submarines. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Why events around Ukraine matter for Australia'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / MARINE / JUSTICE

The Lowy issued 'Navigating the limits in the South China Sea'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / SPORT

ASPI issued 'From Beijing 2008 to Beijing 2022: fourteen years and a world of difference'. [ Full text ]

CHILDCARE

Shadow Minister Rishworth said a PC report paints a concerning picture of quality in the early learning sector. [ Full text ]

The ACECQA said 87% of services are meeting National Quality Standard or above. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / AID

Navitas invited applications for Navitas Education Trust funding. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE

Greens MP Bandt called for Minister Colbeck to resign and the end of for-profit aged care. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC said the Federal Court has ordered RI Advice to pay a $6m and its authorised representative Doyle to pay $80k for inappropriate advice to clients. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

COBA issued its submission to a Senate inquiry into the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020. [ Full text ]

SUPER

The AIST issued a legislation update. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL MEDIA / JUSTICE

The eSafety Commission issued its opening statement to a House committee hearing for its inquiry into social media and online safety. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

The Law Council issued its Budget submission. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

A new edition of the Australian Health Review is online. [ Full text ]

The TGA updated its safety advice for Clindamycin capsules and injections. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH / GENDER

The NHMRC issued 'Gender disparities in NHMRC's Investigator Grant Scheme'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AER announced an investigation of electricity price spikes in SA and Queensland on Monday. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / INDUSTRY

The Steel Institute issued its submission to a Senate inquiry into manufacturing its answers to questions on notice. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES / TRADE / ECONOMY

The Minerals Council said resources export revenue reached a record $351b in 2021, 21% higher than the previous record in 2019. [ Full text ]

SECURITY / RESEARCH

The Go8 issued its submission to the draft Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS

AIATSIS launched a podcast series. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

ACOSS called on the RBA to prioritise lower unemployment over interest rate rises to curb inflation. [ Full text ]

ARTS / HISTORY

The PM and Minister Fletcher invited entries for the 2022 PM's Literary Awards. [ Full text ]

INNOVATION / INDUSTRY

Minister Taylor announced $11.7m for 24 Commercialisation Fund grants. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION

ARENA announced $451k to a Brisbane company to demonstrate technology to increase distributed energy resources hosting capacity on low voltage power lines. [ Full text ]

Minister Wilson issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / FOREIGN

The Energy Council issued 'International electricity price comparisons'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / FOREIGN / CLIMATE

ClimateWorks issued 'ASEAN's Emerging Mission for a Low Carbon Energy Transition'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / CLIMATE

ENA issued 'What's in a nanoleak? Not much...' [ Full text ]

MURRAY-DARLING

Minister Pitt welcomed six new members to the MDBA's Basin Community Committee. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES / REGIONAL

Minister Ruston said the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is opening a Cashless Debit Card Support Hub. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE / HISTORY

Minister Gee marked the 80th anniversary of the fall of Ambon. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Anthony Albanese discussed corona management/WA, economy/employment and political issues on 6PR. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Burke discussed employment policy/arts on ABC North Tasmania. [ Full text ]

Mr Burke discussed those topics and inflation/political issues on Tasmania Taklks, [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed texts and political issues on 4BC. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / COMMERCE

Shadow Minister Marles discussed corona management/commerce/social services at a talkstop. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / SKILLS / COMMERCE

The NCVER issued 'Upskilling and reskilling: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employers and their training choices'. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

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

DHACS issued Vaccine Coordinator Frewen's opening statement to yesterday's Senate inquiry hearing. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / JUSTICE

The NHPO issued its December complaints report. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT

The ACCI said the ACTU should stick to the facts on job security. [ Full text ]

TOURISM

Tourism Australia issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

SUPER / CYBERSECURITY

The AIST issued its submission on draft rules relating for mandatory cyber incident reporting. [ Full text ]

SUPER / FINANCE / EDUCATION

The SMSFA issued its submission to Treasury on education standards for financial advisers. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

CAANZ issued a submission on miscellaneous amendments to Treasury portfolio laws. [ Full text ]

CONSTRUCTION / CLIMATE / FINANCE

The CEFC announced up to $300 in debt finance for a Timber Building Program. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / CONSTRUCTION

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, December 2021'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / TRADE

The ABS issued its December trade data. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / TRANSPORT

The FCAI issued its January new vehicles sales data. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM discussed political issues, corona management/overseas travel/economy on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Robert discussed political issues/bread prices/employment/economy on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Littleproud discussed bread prices, texts, employment/economy and agriculture/workforce/immigration on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Minister Stoker discussed PM/texts, a Christian college/diversity, Parliament/work safety and corona aged care on RN. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese discussed political issues on Today. [ Full text ]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed employment/regional/economy/wages on Sky. [ Full text ]

Mr Chalmers discussed political issues and employment/economy/wages at a press conference. [ Full text ]

Mr Chalmers discussed interest rates/wages/economy and political issues on RN. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Marles discussed PM/texts, corona management, inflation, evehicles and political issues on 3AW. [ Full text ]

A transcript is online of RBA Governor Lowe's Press Club address and Q&A. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH / YOUTH

Minister Hunt said 16-17 year olds can now get a booster. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued ATAGI recommendations for the Pfizer vaccine as a booster for 16-17 year olds. [ Full text ]

The RACGP welcomed the 16-127 booster decision. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

DHACS updated its coronavirus infographic. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / INDIGENOUS / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Minister Hunt announced measures to protect remote communities. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / AGED CARE

Shadow Minister O'Neil said Minister Colbeck's evidence to the Senate COVID Committee was appalling. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Watt was interviewed on ABC24. [ Full text ]

ACSA issued a report on the aged care sector's corona management. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / TRADE / IP

The WTO, WHO and WIPO issued a statement on cooperation to support the global response to the pandemic. [ Full text ]

VET

Minister Robert said the NCVER has found the proportion of businesses with apprentices and trainees is at its highest level since 2011. [ Full text ]

ASQA issued a newsletter. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / VET / CHILDCARE

The PC issued the education chapter of its 2022 Report on Government Services. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

ACER issued 'Six features of high-performing school playgroups'. [ Full text ]

The NCSEHE issued 'Open textbooks and social justice: A national scoping study'. [ Full text ]

CHILDREN / ICT / JUSTICE

The AFP issued a glossary of terms used by some sex predators to groom children. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Robert was interviewed on 2GB. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE / WORKFORCE / SOCIAL SERVICES

Ministers Robert, Littleproud and Howarth announced a six-month extension of the AgMove initiative. [ Full text ]

BIOTECH / AGRICULTURE

The OGTR invited submissions on a proposal to include of dealings with a GM canola on the GMO Register. [ Full text ]

INDUSTRY / RESOURCES / FINANCE / NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

Minister Littleproud said NAIF has committed $255m to support a urea project in WA. [ Full text ]

RESOURCES

Deloitte issued 'Tracking the trends in mining 2022'. [ Full text ]

GUNS / JUSTICE

Ministers Andrews and Wood announced the 2022 National Illegal Firearms Campaign. [ Full text ]

NATURAL DISASTERS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadows Husic and Watt said shortages due to floods show the need for a Disaster Readiness Plan. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ACMA announced actions against three financial services companies following investigations that found they had breached spam or telemarketing laws. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

ASIC issued its Q4 2021 update. [ Full text ]

Consumer Action issued its submission to draft terms of reference for the Quality of Financial Advice Review. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / HEALTH

The Takeovers Panel has received an application in relation to Virtus Health. [ Full text ]

CYBERSECURITY

KPMG issued 'Cyber security considerations 2022: Trust Through Security'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The AEMC invited submissions on proposed changes to regulation of generator availability. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The AEMC invited registration for a 15/2 forum on a proposed rule change to protect customers affected by family violence. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

The Lowy issued 'Put Southeast Asia at the centre of the UK's Indo-Pacific Tilt'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Can the new German foreign minister make a difference?' [ Full text ]

SPACE / ICT / COMMERCE

ACMA invited submissions on proposed changes to the Radiocommunications (Foreign Space Objects) Determination 2014. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / CONSTRUCTION

The AiGroup/HIA Performance of Construction Index contracted by 11.1 points to 45.9 in December and January. [ Full text ]




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