Monday, 8 March 2021

ECONOMICS / CLIMATE / POPULATION / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Federal Opposition issued its draft National Platform. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / TECHNOLOGY / CLIMATE

The Federal Government issued a 10-year Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing roadmap. [Full Text]

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

The Petroleum Production & Exploration Association said there is also opportunity to leverage Australia's resources technology expertise to be a world leader and exporter of emissions reduction technologies. [Full Text]

The Climate Council said the plan to boost processing of critical minerals for batteries, solar panels and wind turbines is a welcome step that can potentially strengthen the economy while tackling climate change. [Full Text]

The PM announced that roadmaps on Food and Beverage, Recycling and Clean Energy, and Defence will be released in coming weeks. [Full Text]

RESOURCES

Minister Pitt announced eight groundwater, energy and mineral resources projects across SA, WA and the NT, under the Exploring for the Future program. [Full Text]

ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

The Pipelines and Gas Association issued a report on the value of gas-powered generation in supporting renewables in the National Electricity Market. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / DESIGN

WSP issued 'Designing the Built Environment Through a Wider Lens - Approaches to Recover from Shocks and Thrive in Better Times'. [Full Text]

The Global Resiliency Dialogue issued 'The Use of Climate Data and Assessment of Extreme Weather Event Risks in Building Codes Around the World'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The Parliamentary Budget Office issued 'National fiscal outlook: As at 2020-21 mid-year fiscal updates'. [Full Text]

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Minister Ley issued a National Plastics Plan. [Full Text]

CORONAVIRUS

The PM issued a statement on the Australian COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy, following a National Cabinet meeting. [Full Text]

GENDER

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Women in Leadership: International Women's Day 2021'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Stokes announced that the NSW Government had accepted the NSW Productivity Commission's 29 recommendations on the reform of infrastructure charges. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said there is much more to be done in planning reform, but the announcement represents strong progress. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said the NSW Government's plan to deliver the recommendations has the potential to unlock up to $12 billion in productivity benefits. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION / CORONAVIRUS

Minister Anderson announced changes in NSW residential tenancy regulation to transition away from COVID-19 support measures such as the moratorium on evictions. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Finn called on the NSW Government to act on rental arrears accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

Shadow Minister Catley announced that not a single building on the NSW Government's priority list has had its flammable cladding removed and replaced in the four months since 'Project Remediate' was announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RURAL AND REGIONAL / INNOVATION

Minister Barilaro announced that a new Innovation Precinct at South Jerrabomberra near Queanbeyan will be the third Regional Job Precinct for NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RURAL AND REGIONAL / BUSHFIRE / TOURISM

Minister Barilaro announced a lease agreement with the Selwyn Snow Resort in NSW to allow it to be rebuilt after it was destroyed by bushfire. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CONSULTATION / ECONOMICS

Minister Tudehope opened consultation on how to make it easier for small, medium and regional businesses to sell goods and services to the NSW Government. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CLIMATE / INTERNATIONAL

NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean and the UK's Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan spoke about both Governments' ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Hancock issued Wingecarribee Shire Council in the NSW Southern Highlands with a notice of intention to suspend it for three months and appoint an interim administrator. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / CONSULTATION / PLANNING / REGULATION

The NT Government released three consultation papers on the reform of building regulation. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / POPULATION / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The NT Government released the '2020 Generational Change Impact Report', focussed on improving programs and services for children, young people and families experiencing vulnerability. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The City of Melbourne called for input into its 10-year community vision for Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOMELESSNESS

The report from an inquiry into homelessness in Victoria has been tabled. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Committee for Melbourne issued 'Momentum on investment in social and affordable housing - essential on the Road to Recovery'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

Minister D'Ambrosio announced the Victorian Government's Solar for Business Program and the Small Business Energy Saver Program. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INNOVATION / TECHNOLOGY

Treasurer Pallas announced that a scoping study has identified a joint venture partnership as the best way to develop modern registration and licensing services in Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HEALTH

Minister Foley announced $18 million for a hospital upgrade at Swan Hill in Victoria. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a paper on the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / WATER / INFRASTRUCTURE / AGRICULTURE

Minister Pitt announced $177 million to upgrade off-farm water infrastructure in Victoria's Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HERITAGE

The Victoria Heritage Council issued 'The State of Heritage Review: Local Heritage'. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / CLIMATE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Queensland Government announced a partnership with the City of Gold Coast to plan and develop new technologies, infrastructure and environmental management practices to tackle climate change. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY

The SA Government announced a 12-month extension to consultation on a proposed electric vehicle road user charge. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Fletcher announced joint funding for the $46 million Tasman Highway Hobart Airport Interchange upgrade, as part of the Hobart City Deal. [Full Text]