Monday, 14 December 2020

CORONAVIRUS / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

Shadow Minister Giles discussed 'A Cities-Led Recovery: Making our Cities more Resilient, in a speech. [Full Text]

The Property Council proposed that National Cabinet implement a national roadmap for the reactivation of CBD economies. [Full Text]

Consult Australia issued 'Uplifting Productivity - Delivering economic growth through best practice procurement'. [Full Text]

FINANCE / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Housing Industry Association said access to finance has tightened over the past two years, despite evidence of a problem. [Full Text]

The Reserve Bank issued a December bulletin. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

The Institute of Health and Welfare issued its annual report on Specialist Homelessness Services. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Clare said the number of people trying to access special homelessness services has increased by 3,000 in the last financial year to 95,300. [Full Text]

Homelessness Australia said women comprised more than two-thirds of all people seeking homelessness support who were not able to be assisted this year. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE / CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Minister Ley announced $149 million for four National Environmental Science Program research hubs, with a focus on climate adaptation, threatened species, protected places and waste impacts. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

Minister Taylor issued 'Australia's emissions projections 2020'. [Full Text]

The Climate Council said the Government may be able to reach its 2030 climate goals, largely as a result of state action. [Full Text]

The UN Environment Programme issued 'Emissions Gap Report 2020'. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

The CSIRO issued a report on the integration costs of renewables in electricity generation. [Full Text]

NATURAL DISASTERS

Minister Littleproud has updated Parliament on the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Pitt foreshadowed reforms to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT / CORONAVIRUS

Barton Deakin issued a brief, 'Industrial Relations Reforms'. [Full Text]

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

INDIGENOUS / GENDER

The Human Rights Commission issued a report on the needs, aspirations, opportunities and challenges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls. [Full Text]

GENERAL

The PM addressed the National Federal Reform Council. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / PUBLIC SPACE

Treasurer Perrottet released the final Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy. [Full Text]

The Property Council said it is a smart investment at a critical time. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes released the Glenfield Place Strategy. [Full Text]

The Western Sydney Business Chamber released a fly-through video of how Lancer Barracks could be transformed to create up to 1.1 hectares of new green and public space for Parramatta. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / DESIGN

Minister Constance said a new metro railway station will be built at Pyrmont as part of the mega Sydney Metro West project. [Full Text]

The Sydney Business Chamber said this announcement is estimated to unlock $1 billion in investment in the precinct. [Full Text]

The Australian Rail Track Corporation released the design and construct tender for the Cabramatta Loop Project. [Full Text]

Minister McCormack announced the companies that have been shortlisted for the design and construction of the Cabramatta Loop. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EDUCATION / HEALTH

Minister Ayres announced an agreement to build a multi-disciplinary university campus within Sydney's Westmead Health and Innovation District. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

The NSW Auditor-General issued a summary report from financial audits of Treasury, Premier and Cabinet, Customer Service cluster agencies and the Legislature. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / DEFENCE / DESIGN

Minister Ley approved the Australian War Memorial redevelopment proposal. [Full Text]

The Institute of Architects recorded its deepest regret at the decision. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / AGRICULTURE

The Victorian Government launched consultation on planning options for Melbourne's 'green wedges' and agricultural land. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Leane released local council performance data for Victoria. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / CORONAVIRUS

The Real Estate Institute said Queensland's property market continues to defy COVID-19 predictions. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HEALTH / ICT

The SA Auditor-General issued a report on ICT projects in SA Health. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Minister Saffioti approved a planning amendment to allow infill development in the City of Joondalup's 10 Housing Opportunity Areas. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS / HERITAGE / RESOURCES

A Senate Inquiry into Rio Tinto's destruction of Juukan Gorge recommended a moratorium on the WA Government issuing new approvals for projects that damage Indigenous heritage. [Full Text]

Minister Johnston announced new regulations to fast-track the approval of mining projects in WA. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Treasurer Wyatt said Warrwa and Nyikina native title holders have been formally recognised as traditional owners after the Federal Court endorsed three determinations of native title. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ENVIRONMENT / RECREATION / INDIGENOUS

Minister Dawson announced 50,000 hectares of new conservation and recreation reserve along the Ningaloo Coast, to be jointly managed with traditional owners. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / GENERAL

Opposition Leader Kirkup announced a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the WA election in March. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / INDUSTRY

Minister McCormack announced two construction companies that have been shortlisted to design and build the $576 million Bridgewater Bridge replacement as part of the Hobart City Deal. [Full Text]