Monday, 9 December 2019

ECONOMICS

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Minister Michaelia Cash announced the introduction of legislation to implement the Australian Business Growth Fund. [Full Text]

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman welcomed the legislation. [Full Text]

National Australia Bank issued 'Australian Economic Update: Q3 GDP'. [Full Text]

Ai Group said ABS data for September is a reminder of the fragility of the economy. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Deputy PM Michael McCormack said the Australian Government has noted or accepted all nine recommendation from the Senate Committee report on the operation, regulation and funding of regional air services. [Full Text]

PLANNING / REGULATION

Professor Geoff Hanmer said that Australia's building codes must be re-written to restore public confidence in apartments. [Full Text]

GENERAL

PM Scott Morrison said a recommendation to reduce the number of Government departments from 18 to 14 has been approved by the Governor-General. [Full Text]

Barton Deakin issued a brief on the announcement. [Full Text]

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed the re-organisation but urged the Government to keep its eyes on the needs of small business. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister Andrew Constance said services on the CBD and South East Light Rail will start on 14 December. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Minister Rob Stokes declared Sydney's Greater Macarthur region as a growth area. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes said the State's Major Projects website has been updated. [Full Text]

The Property Council and Urbis issued 'Industrial Land in the Illawarra'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Gareth Ward announced a 73-unit housing complex in Chippendale that will deliver improved support for young people leaving out-of-home care. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EDUCATION

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said more than $1 billion of school infrastructure has been delivered in NSW in the last year. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY / HEALTH

Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith issued 'Healthy Canberra: ACT Preventive Health Plan 2020-2025'. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / ECONOMICS

Minister Gerald McCarthy said $36 million has been injected into the NT economy through the NT Government's $100 million Public Housing Stimulus Program. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Jacinta Allan endorsed key recommendations from an independent planning panel for North East Link. [Full Text]

Victoria Planning called for feedback on the Environmental Effects Statement for the North East Link project. [Full Text]

Minister Melissa Horne said the QUBE Ultima Intermodal Terminal will remove 4,000 truck trips annually from Victorian roads. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Victoria Planning has updated the State's Amendment Tracking System Guides. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

Minister Richard Wynne said tenants once at risk of homelessness have begun moving into 100 new and affordable homes through the Victorian Government's New Rentals Development Program. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DESIGN

The Office of the Victorian Government Architect issued principles for multi-deck commuter car parking. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said work on the Cairns Convention Centre expansion will begin soon. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Leeanne Enoch hosted a roundtable on protecting Queensland's environment. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY

Minister Sue Ellery said a statutory review of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Act was tabled in State Parliament with 22 recommendations. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ENVIRONMENT / ECONOMICS

The Institute for Public Affairs said momentum is building for bi-partisan reform between the WA and Australian Governments to cut red tape and boost economic growth. [Full Text]