Monday, 29 June 2020

ECONOMICS / INTERNATIONAL

The International Monetary Fund updated its World Economic Outlook. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

Minister Cormann released the General Government Sector Financial Statements for May. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Australian National Accounts: Finance and Wealth, Mar 2020'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

The PM issued a statement following Friday's meeting of the National Cabinet. [Full Text]

The Melbourne Institute said that people who believe that they are not personally affected by COVID-19 may be the ones to kickstart economic recovery. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute issued 'The Reconstruction Memorandum: Building Back Better or Just Bigger?' [Full Text]

ARTS / ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

The PM announced a $250 million targeted package to help restart the creative economy. [Full Text]

The Council for the Arts said it is a smart investment. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute issued 'Economic Importance of the Arts and Entertainment Sector'. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Cbus Super announced that it has invested $49 million in the latest National Housing Finance and Investment Corporate bond issuance. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said a $562 million bond for social and affordable housing means significant savings for developers. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

Opposition Leader Albanese said that Labor is willing to support carbon capture and storage technologies being able to generate carbon offsets, as long as the usual quality safeguards are met. [Full Text]

The Greens said Labor's offer to embrace carbon capture and storage won't help tackle the climate emergency. [Full Text]

The Climate Council said Opposition Leader Albanese failed to provide leadership on climate change. [Full Text]

The Ai Group said bipartisanship on climate is worth pursuing. [Full Text]

The Clean Energy Council said it has cautiously welcomed Labor's move to end the climate and energy wars. [Full Text]

The Business Council said it welcomed Mr Albanese's aim to develop a bipartisan framework to reduce emissions. [Full Text]

The Energy Council endorsed an economy-wide net zero emissions by 2050 target. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / REGULATION

The National Audit Office issued 'Referrals, Assessments and Approvals of Controlled Actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Butler said the report smashes the Federal Government's credibility and management of major project approvals and environmental protection. [Full Text]

The Conservation Foundation said the report is a scathing indictment of the Federal Government's administration of national environment law and highlights why a stronger law and a new independent regulator is needed. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Railway Association issued a two-year strategic plan. [Full Text]

AGED CARE

The Department of Health issued 'A quality vision for aged care'. [Full Text]

The Aged Care Royal Commission invited comment on the 'Financing Aged Care' options paper. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The National Audit Office issued a report on the management of the Australian Government's Lobbying Code of Conduct. [Full Text]

The Greens said the report found that the Government does not adequately assess conflict of interests risks or monitor compliance with the Lobbying Code of Conduct. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CONSULTATION / ENVIRONMENT / DESIGN

The NSW Government Architect issued 'Draft Greener Places Design Guide'. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes discussed the results of a survey on the useage of public space in NSW during COVID-19. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / BUSHFIRE

Minister Barilaro said the Opposition is spreading false statements about the NSW Government's bushfire clean-up program. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RURAL AND REGIONAL / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Kean announced the purchase of a 150,000 hectare station in far north west NSW, to be converted to National Park. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / DESIGN

The NSW Government announced $48 million to facilitate the delivery of 250,000 square metres of office space in the Tech Central precinct between Central Station and Camperdown. [Full Text]

A design competition for the Pier Pavilion at Barangaroo in Sydney has opened. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The NSW Government released its response to IPART's Review of the Local Government Rating System. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

A progress report on the Western Sydney City Deal has been released. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / ENVIRONMENT / DESIGN

A webinar on the Greener Places and Premier's Priorities will be held on Thursday from 12pm. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / PLANNING

Minister Lawler said the Planning Amendment Bill has passed the NT Parliament. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / CORONAVIRUS / INDUSTRY

Premier Andrews issued a statement on COVID-19 in Victoria. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute updated its COVID-19 Guidelines for Victoria's building and construction industry. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Affordable Housing Industry Advisory Group called on the Victorian Government to develop a ten-year Social and Affordable Housing Industry Plan and investment package. [Full Text]

The Committee for Melbourne said that Build-to-Rent offers benefits to the consumer and the economy on the road to recovery from COVID-19. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

Treasurer Pallas said seven more projects have been fast-tracked under the Building Victoria's Recovery Taskforce. [Full Text]

The Victorian Valuer-General issued 2020-21 standard levy rates for metropolitan greenfield growth areas and public land index figures. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / RESOURCES

The Victorian Government launched a strategy to guide the rehabilitation of mining sites in the Latrobe Valley. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / FLOODS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Littleproud announced $290,000 to help Townsville recover from the 2019 monsoon event. [Full Text]

Minister Littleproud announced $9 million for 119 projects to boost flood recovery and resilience in Far North and North Queensland. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Jones announced Northern Queensland's first renewable hydrogen facility in Townsville. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Feedback on Phase Three (urban areas) of SA's Planning and Design Codes has been published. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure WA released 'A Stronger Tomorrow - State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper'. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said a forward-looking strategy that spans a 20-year timeframe will hopefully remove some of the politics and ensure more certainty around infrastructure delivery. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Minister Saffioti welcomed the endorsement of a new Town Centre Structure Plan for Bayswater in Perth. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The WA Government announced a freeze on gross rental value-related fees and charges, including the Emergency Services Levy and wastewater and drainage charges. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / ICT

The WA Auditor-General issued 'Information Systems Audit Report 2020 - Local Government Entities'. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The WA Government introduced legislation for new disclosure laws around political donations. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TOURISM / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The WA Government released a hiking strategy. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

The PM announced $46 million for shovel-ready infrastructure projects in Tasmania. [Full Text]