Thursday, 22 October 2020

ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

The Reserve Bank Board summarised the economic changes that occurred in the June quarter, as part of the minutes of its Monetary Policy Meeting. [Full Text]

The Commonwealth Bank said spending patterns across key sectors of the economy largely tracked sideways in September. [Full Text]

A chart of weekly consumer spending in response to key stimulus measures has been published by Illion and Alpha Beta. [Full Text]

The Banking Association said the rate of lending to small business has held up strongly despite the pandemic. [Full Text]

Deloitte issued a Business Outlook. [Full Text]

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers said the Deloitte report forecasts higher unemployment than the Budget. [Full Text]

Stimulus programs to date are too small to have a big impact on an economic recovery, according to researchers from Curtin, Sydney and Adelaide Universities. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute said Australia is heading for an unreasonably slow recovery. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

The Housing and Urban Research Institute published 'Responding to the pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?' [Full Text]

CoreLogic discussed which states have been most impacted by the retreat of property investors. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

Launch Housing issued the Australian Homelessness Monitor for 2020. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / CORONAVIRUS

The Housing and Urban Research Institute said that forty per cent of renters can't afford essentials as a result of COVID-19. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / RETAIL / CORONAVIRUS

The PM addressed an eCommerce Summit. [Full Text]

Australia Post issued 'Australia's eCommerce revolution: how it saved businesses in Covid-19 and future strategies to thrive'. [Full Text]

The ABS published a chart of the month-to-month changes in retail turnover over the past two years. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Parliamentary Library issued a brief on the infrastructure measures in the Federal Budget. [Full Text]

Opposition Leader Albanese issued an opinion piece, 'Time to get rail on trains'. [Full Text]

POPULATION / ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

The Urban Taskforce welcomed calls from Harry Triguboff, urging Australia to reopen its borders soon and look at further incentives for residential development. [Full Text]

The University of Sydney and ANU proposed ways that immigration could safely resume. [Full Text]

SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY / INFRASTRUCTURE / DESIGN / CORONAVIRUS

WSP discussed how to design-out loneliness in infrastructure. [Full Text]

Arup issued 'Beyond the curve - a visual journey into our post-pandemic future'. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research issued 'Linking Indigenous communities with regional development: Australia overview'. [Full Text]

ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY / DESIGN

The Clean Energy Council announced the winners of its Solar Design and Installation Awards. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / ECONOMICS

Shadow Minister Butler said the Federal Government has not estimated the economic cost of delivering emission reductions under its Technology Roadmap. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE / ENVIRONMENT

The wildlife and threatened species bushfire recovery Expert Panel issued its final communique. [Full Text]

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The Federal Government published the results of a survey on the consumption and recycling of plastics in Australia. [Full Text]

GENDER / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY / CORONAVIRUS

The Institute of Criminology issued 'Social isolation, time spent at home, financial stress and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic'. [Full Text]

INTERNATIONAL / GENERAL

The Centre for London issued 'London at a Crossroads - Initial report from the London Futures review'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / RECREATION

The NSW Government launched the draft NSW Public Spaces Charter and the draft Evaluation Tool for Public Space and Public Life. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport rail project has been released. [Full Text]

Minister Tudge said construction on the project will start before the end of the year. [Full Text]

An Amendment Report has been released for the proposed M12 motorway, to connect the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek to Sydney's motorway network. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister King said evidence heard in Senate Estimates revealed that the Department of Infrastructure had budgeted "in the order of $30m" for the purchase of the Leppington Triangle before the valuation and acquisition process. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The Urban Taskforce called on the NSW Parliament to ban politicians from taking any form on secondary income associated with promoting the interests of any third party. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / BUSHFIRE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government NSW welcomed $250 million in State and Commonwealth bushfire recovery funding for councils. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / ELECTION

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

VICTORIA / ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

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

Hawker Britton issued an overview of Metropolitan Melbourne's Transition to Step Three Restrictions. [Full Text]

The Ai Group said Australia's national interest demands that the Victorian Government move faster and more coherently towards reopening its shattered economy, [Full Text]

VICTORIA / NOT FOR PROFIT

Volunteering Victoria issued 'State of Volunteering Report 2020'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DESIGN / PLANNING / CORONAVIRUS

Monash University published an analysis of the relationship between social media sentiment and urban amenity in different suburbs of Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EDUCATION

Minister Merlino announced $145 million for Victoria's Non-Government Schools Capital Fund. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / BUSHFIRE / INDIGENOUS

Minister Neville announced $4 million for Aboriginal communities affected by bushfires in Victoria. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ELECTION

GRACosway issued a brief on the Queensland election, to be held on 31 October. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ELECTION

Queensland Labor announced a $5 billion plan to upgrade the M1 motorway. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The Queensland Liberals announced a recycling policy. [Full Text]

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association welcomed the announcement. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The City of Logan in South East Queensland released a research report on housing and residential development. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / BUDGET

Premier Marshall announced $268 million in road maintenance and upgrade works as part of the SA Budget. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENERGY / RESOURCES

The SA Government released an energy and mining strategy. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Premier McGowan said the construction period for the WA Government's Building Bonus program has been extended to 2022. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

Minister Johnston launched an experimental 9.1-star energy rating affordable home at Bennett Springs in Perth. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TOURISM / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Wyatt called for registrations of interest to activate and develop the historic Cossack townsite in WA's Pilbara. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / WATER / BUDGET

Minister Kelly said the WA Budget has allocated $968 million over four years to spend on new regional water infrastructure projects and improvements and upgrades to existing facilities. [Full Text]