Monday, 7 December 2020

POPULATION

Minister Tudge issued the Federal Government's first annual Population Statement. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / HEALTH

The Grattan Institute released 'Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster'. [Full Text]

The Medical Journal of Australia issued a special report on lessons learnt from Australia's 'Black Summer'. [Full Text]

The Climate and Health Alliance issued 'Framework for a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being'. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / INTERNATIONAL

The World Meteorological Organisation issued a provisional report on the State of the Global Climate. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / HERITAGE

The International Union for Conservation of Nature issued 'World Heritage Outlook 3'. [Full Text]

James Cook University said the report reveals that the Great Barrier Reef is now in 'critical' condition and the health of four other Australian World Heritage properties has worsened. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY / RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT

The Climate Council issued 'Passing Gas: Why Renewables are the Future'. [Full Text]

DESIGN / TRANSPORT

Uber and WSP released the white paper, 'Future Ready Kerbside: Creating places that put people first'. [Full Text]

DESIGN / EDUCATION

The Housing and Urban Research Institute released a report on the design quality of purpose-built student accommodation. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

The Australian National University published six graphs to demonstrate that Australia is not out of recession. [Full Text]

The Centre for Independent Studies said that some commentators heralding the end of the recession are confusing the change in economic activity with its level. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The ACCC released a report on the impediments to borrowers switching to alternative lenders. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Lending Indicators, Oct 2020'. [Full Text]

Minister Sukkar said first home buyers continue to lead the comeback. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the number of loans for the construction of a new dwellings increased by a further 11 per cent in October. [Full Text]

Master Builders said that compared with October 2019, the number of loans for new home construction has expanded by 82 per cent. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the sustained recovery in lending can be expected to be a major contributor to GDP in the December quarter for investors, owner occupiers and first home buyers. [Full Text]

GENDER / EMPLOYMENT / CORONAVIRUS

The Melbourne Institute published a report on the employment effects of COVID-19 among women and men. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS

The Productivity Commission issued 'Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2020'. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

The report has been released from a Senate Inquiry on the effectiveness of the Federal Government's Northern Australia agenda. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Watts said eight of the nine recommendations relate to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. [Full Text]

AWARDS / INFRASTRUCTURE

The winners of the National Infrastructure Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

AWARDS / SMART CITIES

The winners of the Smart Cities Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / PLANNING

The NSW Productivity Commission released the report from its review of infrastructure contributions. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes said the report reveals that changes to the infrastructure contributions system could unlock up to $12 billion of productivity benefits over the next 20 years. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said the report goes a long way to curb the poor practices which have evolved through the morass which is the NSW Planning System - and no time should be wasted before its recommendations are implemented. [Full Text]

The Property Council said reform of infrastructure contributions is long overdue, and this review provides a unique opportunity to deliver important reforms. [Full Text]

The Sydney Business Chamber said the report's recommendations will facilitate growth and stimulate Sydney's economy by streamlining and simplifying the developer contributions system. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said it will be the biggest clean up to the infrastructure contributions system in 50 years. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

The Greater Sydney Commission has identified six initial areas of interest as part of an economic strategy for the Central Coast. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation issued an update on the construction of social housing under the NSW Government's $400 million Fast Track Housing Construction Package. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY

Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Elizabeth Mildwater, has been announced as CEO of the Greater Sydney Commission. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TENDERS / INDUSTRY / EDUCATION

Minister Lee called for expressions of interest from construction and aged care companies to partner with TAFE NSW on the development of two new training Centres of Excellence. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDIGENOUS

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Department of Regional NSW issued an Aboriginal Outcomes Strategy. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The City of Melbourne will consider a proposal to dedicate up to 25 per cent of all future residential development on land owned by the City, to affordable housing. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / BUDGET

Elton Consulting issued an infographic on key Queensland Budget funding commitments. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENVIRONMENT / REGULATION

The Queensland Government re-introduced legislation to ban single-use plastics. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / CLIMATE / HEALTH

The WA Government released the report from an inquiry into on the health impacts of climate change and endorsed its recommendations in principle. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ACCESSIBILITY

Minister Dawson launched the WA Government's 10-year Disability Strategy. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Minister Saffioti approved a structure plan for East Wanneroo in Perth's northern suburbs. [Full Text]