Thursday, 11 March 2021

ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

Reserve Bank Governor Lowe discussed 'The Recovery, Investment and Monetary Policy' in a speech. [Full Text]

CommSec issued 'Economic Insights' for March. [Full Text]

The Department of the PM and Cabinet issued 'COVID-19 restriction tracker: Implementation progress towards COVID normal'. [Full Text]

CITIES / PLANNING

Opposition Leader Albanese discussed 'The Future of our Cities' in a speech. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a paper on Federal Labor's Future Cities Announcement. [Full Text]

The Property Council said improving the productivity of Australia's cities and encouraging the renewal of our CBDs will be critical to future growth. [Full Text]

INTERNATIONAL / CITIES / TRANSPORT / CORONAVIRUS

The London Transport Museum published a report on how attitudes to mobility may change in the wake of COVID-19. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

A group of 180 organisations urged Treasurer Frydenberg not to cut $56 million from homelessness services. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HEALTH

The Housing and Urban Research Institute published a report on the interplay between housing and mental health pathways. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The Housing Industry Association said housing became less affordable in the December quarter due to rising house prices and a fall in average incomes, but it is still more affordable than the average over the past 20 years. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute published a summary of key changes in housing and rental prices in capital cities during December quarter. [Full Text]

Professor Hal Pawson from UNSW discussed the sustainability of the housing market recovery. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / RECREATION

The Climate Council issued a report on how climate change is affecting sport in Australia. [Full Text]

PLANNING / GENDER / INTERNATIONAL / TECHNOLOGY

The UN launched an open digital platform to enable women to shape their cities. [Full Text]

GENDER

The Grattan Institute issued 'Women's work: the impact of the COVID recession on Australian women'. [Full Text]

GENDER / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government Professionals Australia announced that it is pushing for a national industry target of 40 percent women in local government leadership roles by 2025. [Full Text]

EVENTS / SUSTAINABILITY

Registrations are open for the Green Building Council's online Transform Conference on 17 - 18 March. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CLIMATE / MANUFACTURING

The NSW Government launched its $750 million Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program to accelerate the development of clean technology and decarbonisation. [Full Text]

Minister Kean said the Program is about co-investing with industry. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / ENVIRONMENT / BUSHFIRE

Minister Barilaro said the Koala SEPP 2019 will be remade across NSW as Koala SEPP 2021. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

A 39-storey commercial office tower above the Pitt Street Sydney Metro station in Sydney has been approved. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / TOURISM / AGRICULTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Stokes announced planning changes to support agritourism businesses in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS / TOURISM

Premier Berejiklian announced that Investment NSW will be created as a 'one-stop-shop' for the private sector, to attract investment and tourism. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

A parliamentary inquiry into the acquisition of land for major transport and infrastructure projects in NSW has been established. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOMELESSNESS

Minister Ward announced that the number of people sleeping rough in NSW has reduced by 14 per cent in the last year. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENGINEERING / REGULATION

Shadow Minster Catley said there is still no regulatory framework or professional standards for engineers in NSW, almost nine months after an Act was passed in Parliament requiring a registration scheme. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Toole called for feedback on the 'Bikes on Buses in the Bush' trial in Wagga Wagga. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Property Council discussed ways to boost ACT office occupancy. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / SUSTAINABILITY / TRANSPORT

Minister Steel issued an update on the procurement of electric buses for the ACT. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / CLIMATE / TOURISM

The Climate Council discussed how a 2032 Brisbane Olympics could be 'climate positive'. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HEALTH / TECHNOLOGY

Premier Palaszczuk announced the completion of a $340 million 'digital ready' hospital as part of the $1.1 billion Herston Quarter redevelopment in Brisbane. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / NATURAL DISASTERS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Littleproud announced $19 million for disaster resilience projects in 14 local government areas in Queensland impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Premier Marshall announced new regulations to streamline the planning approvals process for South Australians building homes using the HomeBuilder scheme. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOMELESSNESS

Shadow Minister Clare called on the PM to make homelessness a priority, as the number of rough sleepers in Adelaide has returned to pre-pandemic levels. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ELECTION

The Council of Social Service issued a scorecard of election commitments made by major parties ahead of the WA election. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / GENDER

The Tasmanian Government issued 'Leadership and Participation for Women Action Plan 2021-23'. [Full Text]