Tuesday, 15 March 2022

DEFENCE / SHIPPING / INFRASTRUCTURE

The PM and Ministers Dutton, Birmingham and price announced up to $4.3b for a large-vessel dry berth at the Henderson shipyard. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'The case for direct military intervention in Ukraine'. [ Full text ]

ASPI issued 'Putin's war and China's choice'. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN / JUSTICE

Independent MP Wilkie said he is disappointed by the failure of Julian Assange's bid to appeal against his extradition to the US. [ Full text ]

FOREIGN

The Lowy issued 'Common enemies and instinctive friends'. [ Full text ]

The Lowy issued 'The first millennial left-wing president, Chile's Gabriel Boric'. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / TRADE

The PIF issued information from meetings with USAID's Alliance for eTrade Development. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM discussed WA, costs/fuel excise/social services/tax/Budget, JobKeeper, political issues and Ukraine war on 6PR. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed the Henderson dry dock project and costs/fuel excise on 6PR. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed costs/fuel excise/tax and floods/social services on Today. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed those topics and Flight MH17/justice on RN. [ Full text ]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed costs/wages/Budget/fuel excise, Flight MH17/justice, floods/housing and political issues at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Watt discussed Northern Australia/natural disasters/social services, the NAIF and Darwin Port on ABC Darwin. [ Full text ]

Senator Watt and others discussed those topics, northern Australia/defence, and the Rolfe acquittal at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

ASPI updated its threat spectrum. [ Full text ]

TOURISM / CORONAVIRUS

Ministers Hunt, Andrews and Tehan announced an end to the ban on international cruise ships from 17/4. [ Full text ]

AFTA welcomed that announcement. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

Minister Reynolds invited applications to deliver the NDIS partners in the community program. [ Full text ]

EMPLOYMENT / REGIONAL

Ministers Robert and Howarth issued information on tomorrow's Albany Jobs Fair. [ Full text ]

VET / CHILDCARE / SKILLS

Minister Robert and a Liberal candidate discussed Tasmanian VET numbers, early education and skills policy at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

CHILDCARE / SKILLS

Shadow Minister Rishworth and others discussed childcare policy and JobTrainer at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION / HEALTH

The ACU issued 'Australian Principal Occupational Health & Wellbeing Survey'. [ Full text ]

AHISA issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

REGIONAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

Ministers Joyce, Marino and Hogan announced $675k for Christmas Island projects. [ Full text ]

ENVIRONMENT

Shadow Minister Terri Butler said the announcement by Ministers Ley and Pitt is an admission that cuts to environment funding have damaged jobs, investment and the environment (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

The Wilderness Society issued a statement on that announcement. [ Full text ]

Ms Butler called on the Government to release a Koala Recovery Plan. [ Full text ]

SOCIAL SERVICES / NOT-FOR-PROFIT

Shadows Burney, McAllister and Leigh said a Labor Government would support the community sector. [ Full text ]

ACOSS welcomed that statement. [ Full text ]

ICT / REGIONAL

Shadow Minister Rowland said Australia deserves a more serious approach to regional telecommunications. [ Full text ]

CORONAVIRUS / HEALTH

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

The TGA issued information from an earlier meeting of that committee. [ Full text ]

DHACS issued a vaccine rollout update. [ Full text ]

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

HEALTH / CORONAVIRUS

AMA president Khorshid discussed primary health policy and corona management at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

AHPRA issued a podcast: 'Health practitioners' role in eliminating family violence - a survivor's story'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / FOREIGN

The Organ & Tissue Authority announced a partnership with Commonwealth counterparts. [ Full text ]

ROAD SAFETY / HEALTH

BITRE issued its January road deaths report. [ Full text ]

INDIGENOUS / HEALTH

DHCAS issued 'Position Statement regarding the Impacts of racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians'. [ Full text ]

GUNS / JUSTICE / INDIGENOUS / REGIONAL

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Oscar joined calls for no more guns to be carried by police officers in communities. [ Full text ]

MENTAL HEALTH / SPORT

The AIS said 2021 referrals to its Mental Health Network increased 68% on 2020. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

ASIC Commissioner Hughes issued an oped: 'Your whistleblower policy may not comply with the latest updates to the whistleblower protection regime'. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / JUSTICE

The CER said an ACT company is being charged with providing false or misleading documents in the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. [ Full text ]

AGRICULTURE

Rabobank issued a Rural Confidence Survey. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE

The BoM issued an ENSO Outlook. [ Full text ]

FLOODS / DEFENCE

Defence issued an Operation Flood Assist update. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

Minister Birmingham discussed Flight MH17/justice, costs/fuel excise/tax and political issues on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Minister Birmingham discussed costs/fuel excise, US/China and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

Minister Taylor discussed fuel excise and a Bluescope expansion project on ABC Illawarra. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Clare discussed floods/housing, fuel excise and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Shorten discussed costs/fuel excise, Ukraine war/China and political issues on Today. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Burke discussed casual work/entitlements/Victoria and political issues on Sky. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / REGIONAL

Minister Joyce and Birmingham said CSIRO modelling estimates the Inland Rail could cut freight transport costs by up to $213m a year. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

Minister Hume invited submissions on expanding the Consumer Data Right to Open Finance. [ Full text ]

AFIA issued the first report from the Buy Now Pay Later Code Compliance Committee. [ Full text ]

SUPER

The SMSFA welcomed the appointment of Michelle Levy to lead the Quality of Advice review. [ Full text ]

The AIST issued a submission to APRA. [ Full text ]

FLIGHT MH17 / JUSTICE

Minister Stoker discussed legal action against Russia on ABC FNQ. [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / FINANCE

Minister Wilson welcomed CEFC commitment to a large-scale clean energy park in Gippsland. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / JUSTICE

Anthony Albanese marked the third anniversary of the Christchurch Massacre. [ Full text ]

PACIFIC / CLIMATE

The PIF issued summary of dialogue with the UK COP26 Presidency. [ Full text ]

CLIMATE / JUSTICE

The Federal Court issued its decision in an appeal by Minister Ley in a case brought by school students. [ Full text ]

The students issued a response. [ Full text ]

VETERANS / DEFENCE

Shadow Minister O'Connor discussed an Ipswich veterans project and ADF numbers on 4BC. [ Full text ]

DIVERSITY / JUSTICE

Shadows Dreyfus and Giles issued a commentary on an Islamophobia in Australia report from CSU. [ Full text ]

Greens Senator Faruqi issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

INSURANCE

APRA issued its Q4 2021 deposit-taking institution statistics. [ Full text ]

ENVIRONMENT

The ACF issued a commentary on today's announcement by Ministers Ley and Pitt (see Second Edition). [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INSURANCE

APRA issued its 2020-21 private health insurance risk equalisation statistics. [ Full text ]

DISABILITY

The NDIS issued its February summary report. [ Full text ]

AGED CARE / HEALTH / FLOODS

DHACS issued 'Health support for aged care in flood-affected regions'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

The RBA issued the minutes of its board's March monetary policy meeting. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / COMMERCE

The ABS issued its January Business Turnover Indicator. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / HOUSING / CITIES

The ABS issued its 2021 'Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities'. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / INDUSTRY

The ACCI issued its Q1 2022 Survey of Industrial Trends. [ Full text ]

GENERAL

The PM discussed political issues, defence, dams, Budget, energy/industry/e-vehicles, education, defence and religion at a Sky Town Hall event. [ Full text ]

Minister Coleman discussed mental health policy and fuel excise on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers discussed fuel excise/costs/wages on ABC24. [ Full text ]

Mr Chalmers was interviewed on Sky. [ Full text ]

Shadow Ministers O'Connor and Neumann discussed veterans/social services/suicide RC, Ukraine war/China, submarine bases and ADSF numbers at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Shadow Minister Gorman discussed a Perth project, political issues and costs/fuel excise at a doorstop. [ Full text ]

Mr Gorman and Liberal MP Falinski discussed political issues and costs/fuel excise on Sky. [ Full text ]

FLIGHT MH17 / JUSTICE

The PM, Minister Payne and AG Cash announced proceedings with the Netherlands against the Russian Federation in the International Civil Aviation Organization for the downing of Flight MH17. [ Full text ]

Minister Payne and AG Cash held a press conference. [ Full text ]

AG Cash was interviewed on 6PR. [ Full text ]

Anthony Albanese and Shadows Wong, Dreyfus and Catherine King supported the action against Russia. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

The PM addressed the opening of the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute. [ Full text ]

Minister Hunt announced $995k to develop Optimal Care Pathways and clinical guidelines for a range of blood cancers. [ Full text ]

The RACP said a study has found that almost half of over-35s were not confident in their ability to recognise symptoms of cardiac risk while participating in strenuous exercise. [ Full text ]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The PBS issued '1 April 2022 Price Disclosure Confirmed Prices'. [ Full text ]

HEALTH

The AMA called on the Government to release its Primary Health Care 10-Year Plan. [ Full text ]

CSIRO said personal accountability coupled with financial rewards is a key motivator for achieving weight loss. [ Full text ]

INDUSTRY

Minister Taylor announced $55.4m for BlueScope Steel's Advanced Steel Manufacturing Precinct at Port Kembla. [ Full text ]

JUSTICE

The ACIC issued a National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report. [ Full text ]

Minister Andrews issued a commentary. [ Full text ]

DIVERSITY

Minister Hawke announced 17 appointments to the Multicultural Council. [ Full text ]

ENVIRONMENT

Ministers Ley and Pitt announced $128.5m for a range of measures. [ Full text ]

SKILLS / EMPLOYMENT

Minister Robert and the Tasmanian Minister announced an extension of the JobTrainer program. [ Full text ]

EDUCATION

Minister Robert and the Tasmanian Minister announced $40m over four years under the Preschool Reform Agreement. [ Full text ]

ACER issued 'More nuanced student equity measures needed'. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT

Shadow Minister Sterle welcomed the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law. [ Full text ]

TRANSPORT / TAX

Independent Senator Patrick called on the PM to follow NZ in cutting fuel excise. [ Full text ]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

APRA chair Byers and ASIC chair Longo took part in a panel discussion at the ABA conference (audio). [ Full text ]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / FINANCE

The CEFC announced a partnership with Octopus Australia and Hostplus to deliver a large-scale clean energy park in Gippsland. [ Full text ]

DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'What is the ADF's 'core role' in today's complex strategic environment?'. [ Full text ]

AID

The Lowy issued 'An agenda for aid and development in the 2022 federal election'. [ Full text ]

BIOTECH / RESEARCH / AGRICULTURE

The OGTR invited comment on an application from Nuseed for a field trial of canola and Indian mustard genetically modified for altered oil content and herbicide tolerance. [ Full text ]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE

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

PUBLIC SERVICE / GENDER

PM&C issued a statement on its women's network logo. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY

The ACTU said the Government has mismanaged Australia's economic recovery. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / EMPLOYMENT

The Skills Commission updated its Internet Vacancy Index. [ Full text ]

ECONOMY / COMMERCE

KPMG issued 'Mid Market Pre-Budget Pulse Check'. [ Full text ]

SLAVERY / TREATIES

A Hansard proof is online of Friday's evidence from AGs, DFAT, Home Affairs, ABF, DSS and the AFP to a Treaties committee inquiry into the ILO Protocol of 2014 to Forced Labour Convention 1930 (No. 29). [ Full text ]




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