Thursday, 10 December 2020

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The report has been tabled from an inquiry on innovative solutions in Australia's waste management and recycling industries. [Full Text]

Minister Ley said that Australia's first ever national waste legislation, the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, has passed Parliament. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Minister Birmingham announced changes to Federal Government procurement regulation. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Committee for Economic Development released a paper on the social policy opportunities that have arisen from COVID-19. [Full Text]

The Melbourne Institute issued 'Coping with COVID-19: Rethinking Australia'. [Full Text]

The Melbourne Institute issued 'Measuring Individual Poverty: Correlates and Variation Over Time'. [Full Text]

CORONAVIRUS / REGULATION

An interim report has been released from the inquiry into the Federal Government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT / CORONAVIRUS

The National Skills Commission released 'The shape of Australia's post COVID-19 workforce'. [Full Text]

GENDER / INDUSTRY

Minister Tehan announced $24 million for a Women in STEM Program. [Full Text]

Minister Andrews announced $12 million to help 51 female-led startups scale up and grow their businesses. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The ABS issued 'Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Sep 2020'. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute announced that there was an increase in the median price of dwellings in most states during the September quarter. [Full Text]

CoreLogic announced a second consecutive month of property value increases for November. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, Oct 2020 (Additional Information)'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ECONOMICS

The report has been tabled from an inquiry into options for financing faster rail. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute discussed a leaked intergovernmental document that it said shows a tax on electric vehicles would discourage uptake and face strong opposition from industry and environmental stakeholders. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Energy Regulator invited comment on TransGrid's application to increase its revenue to fund the expansion of the Victoria-NSW Interconnector. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

The Climate Foundation said Australia has gone up two places to 54th in the Climate Change Performance Index. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE / MAPPING

The Federal Government issued 'Findings from the Bushfire Earth Observation Taskforce'. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / HEALTH

The Institute of Health and Welfare issued 'Tracking progress against the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023'. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / DESIGN

The University of Newcastle issued 'Building resilience: developing a resilience toolkit for employability in built environment graduates: final report'. [Full Text]

INSURANCE

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman issued the report from an inquiry on practices of the insurance industry that impact small businesses. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / REGULATION

The Productivity Commission issued a report on the regulation of the resources sector. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

WSP, the Centre for Western Sydney and Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue issued 'Western Sydney Centres: Beyond Recovery'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / ENVIRONMENT

An Environmental Impact Statement for Sydney's Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection has been released. [Full Text]

Minister McCormack said the Coffs Harbour bypass has been approved. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / SUSTAINABILITY

Minister Stokes announced changes to the NSW BASIX online sustainability assessment tool. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

Minister Anderson released a discussion paper as part of a review of NSW Strata regulation. [Full Text]

UNSW Sydney City Futures, the University of Technology Sydney and Strata Community Association (NSW) launched the 'Strata Defects Rectification Guide' for strata owners and managers in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / NATURAL DISASTERS / BUSHFIRE

The NSW Government released a toolkit for building a business continuity plan to help mitigate the risks of disruption or disaster. [Full Text]

Minister Littleproud said the Federal and NSW Governments have extended local recovery support services for bushfire impacted families until the end of 2021. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / ENVIRONMENT / TRANSPORT

Minister McCormack invited feedback on the Environmental Impact Statement for the Narromine to Narrabri section of the Inland Rail project. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / CONSULTATION / INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Victoria released a Draft 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TENDERS / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Allan opened expressions of interest to deliver the first phase of construction on Stage One of Melbourne's Suburban Rail Loop. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

Minister D'Ambrosio announced new targets for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program and an expansion of eligible technologies. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT / BUSHFIRE

Minister D'Ambrosio released the Victorian Government's 'Wildlife Welfare Bushfire Response 2020 Action Plan'. [Full Text]

Minister D'Ambrosio said an ecologically significant area of land in East Gippsland - equivalent to more than 70 MCGs worth of land - is now permanently protected. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDIGENOUS / CORONAVIRUS

Minister Williams announced an extra $1.6 million for the Victorian Government's COVID-19 Aboriginal Community Response and Recovery Fund. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Miles said that in the next 12-24 months, Economic Development Queensland would invest more than $200 million in South East Queensland alone. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Minister Saffioti said the Swan Valley Planning Bill has passed through the WA Parliament. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HEALTH / GENDER

Premier McGowan announced $1.8 billion for the new Women and Babies Hospital to be built at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Perth. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / SUSTAINABILITY / TRANSPORT

WA Opposition Leader Kirkup released a $60 million 'Plan for a Smarter, Cleaner Transport Future'. [Full Text]