Monday, 24 February 2020

ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Reserve Bank issued 'The distributional effects of monetary policy: evidence from local housing markets'. [Full Text]

The Prudential Regulation Authority's Deputy Chair Helen Rowell reflected on efforts to enhance accountability among financial institutions and regulators in the year since the Final Report of the financial services Royal Commission was handed down. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

ABC 7.30 screened a four-part housing special examining a number of housing related issues from Australia's housing markets to housing affordability. [Full Text]

RETIREMENT LIVING / ECONOMICS

Hawker Britton issued a paper on Federal Labor's Retirement Income and Ageing Strategy. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The ANZ Stateometer for the December quarter was issued. [Full Text]

PLANNING / TRANSPORT

Staff from Sydney and Melbourne Universities said only the inner suburbs of capital cities meet the 20-minute neighbourhood test but other suburbs could be transformed for less than the cost of current transport projects. [Full Text]

RETAIL

Ai Group analysed Australia's changing retail landscape in five charts. [Full Text]

ENERGY / TRANSPORT

The Energy Market Commission issued '2020 Retail Energy Competition Review: Electric Vehicles'. [Full Text]

The Commission said Australia needs a forward-thinking plan to get the energy system 'market ready' for an electric vehicle future. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE

PM Scott Morrison released Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE / ECONOMICS

An Inside Story article advocated for the introduction of a basic income scheme following recent bushfires. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE / MAPPING

Wallace Boone Law from the University of Adelaide said there is a 'knowledge gap' between satellite data and useful maps that can protect communities threatened by bushfire. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

The Climate and Health Alliance launched the 'Climate change is a health emergency' campaign. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / INDIGENOUS

An Auditor-General report, 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation Targets in Major Procurements', has been tabled by the Parliament. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Minister Kevin Anderson announced on-the-spot fines for unsafe dry-cutting practices, establishment of a Silicosis Health Register and the introduction of a new workplace exposure standard from 1 July. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Stuart Ayres announced the NSW Space Industry Development Strategy. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

NSW Land Registry Services announced a new Determination of Title Boundary Lodgment Checklist. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / BUSHFIRE / INDUSTRY

Ministers Geoff Lee and Melinda Pavey said that apprentices in bushfire and drought-affected areas whose employers can't keep them on can access the training component of their apprenticeships for up to 12 months for free. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS

A Consult Australia event with Romilly Madew from Infrastructure Australia is on 16 March in Sydney. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said 33 construction contracts valued at $17.8 million were awarded to NT businesses in January. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / GENDER

Minister Gabrielle Williams said the Gender Equality Bill 2019 has passed through Victorian Parliament. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / REGULATION

Minister Adem Somyurek said the Local Government (Casey City Council) Bill received Royal Assent from the Governor Linda Dessau and an Interim Administrator has been appointed to run the council. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / BUDGET / ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Prosper Australia made recommendations on land taxes, fiscal policy and the housing market in a Victorian Budget submission. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING

Minister Cameron Dick said the Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill has passed Queensland Parliament. [Full Text]

Minister Dick said Southport-based firm Place Design Group had been chosen to undertake the work for Moondarewa Spit foreshore parkland and the Seaway Promenade. [Full Text]

Queensland State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning said a number of statutory forms made under the Planning Act have been amended to address legislative changes. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / REGULATION

Minister Stirling Hinchliffe announced the appointment of Queensland Councillor Conduct Tribunal members. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / BUSHFIRE

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a review of September bushfires found Queensland's preparedness and response saved property and reduced severity of fires at Stanthorpe, Sarabah and Peregian Springs. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INDUSTRY

Minister Mick de Brenni said jobs ads are open for 40 frontline tradies to join the state government construction arm, QBuild. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / BUDGET / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / PLANNING

Q Shelter made recommendations around housing supply and planning in its Queensland State Budget Submission. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / REGULATION

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath announced the appointment of James McNamara to the Queensland Land Court. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Stephan Knoll issued the SA Government's response to the South Australian Productivity Commission's (SAPC) Inquiry into Local Government Costs and Efficiency. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENERGY / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the re-energising of Heywood electricity interconnector between SA and Victoria highlights the vital need for the proposed interconnector between SA and NSW. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOMELESSNESS

WA Communities and the Centre for Social Impact issued 'Homelessness in culturally and linguistically diverse populations in Western Australia'. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / INDIGENOUS

Shelter WA, National Shelter, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Authority and PwC Indigenous Consulting issued a video ahead of the release of a report examining housing and its effect on health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Housing WA issued a Quarterly Economic Update for January. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / EVENTS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Mental Health Services Learning Network Conference called for abstracts relating to housing issues. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Tasmania Transport issued the 'Bass Highway - Wynyard to Marrawah Corridor Strategy'. [Full Text]