Thursday, 8 April 2021

ECONOMICS / INTERNATIONAL

The International Monetary Fund issued a World Economic Outlook. [Full Text]

Treasurer Frydenberg said the Fund has upgraded Australia's economic growth outlook. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

The Reserve Bank Governor said Australia's economic recovery is well under way and is stronger than had been expected. [Full Text]

The Reserve Bank released a chart pack for April. [Full Text]

The Ai Group said its Performance of Construction Index reached 61.8 in March, delivering the strongest monthly result in the index's history. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

CoreLogic's national home value index recorded a 2.8 per cent rise in March, the fastest rate of appreciation since 1988. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

Shelter issued 'Moving On: How do tenancies end in the rental market?'. [Full Text]

CIRCULAR ECONOMY / MANUFACTURING / SUSTAINABILITY

The Federal Government released a Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority road map. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadow Minister King said 112 of 330 Building Better Regions grants were approved against departmental recommendations. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY

ClimateWorks outlined how the states can accelerate a transition to electric vehicles. [Full Text]

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia welcomed Labor's national commitment to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles. [Full Text]

GENDER / ECONOMICS

The PM addressed the first Cabinet Taskforce on women's security and economic security. [Full Text]

Minister Payne said the Taskforce's first priority is to respond to the remaining recommendations of the Respect@Work report. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute said negative gearing, superannuation tax concessions, capital gain tax discount and refunding excess franking credits are stacked against women. [Full Text]

GENDER / TRADE

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued 'Trade and gender: a framework of analysis'. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a climate outlook to July. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDIGENOUS

The Healthcare and Hospitals Association issued its response to the draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan. [Full Text]

EVENTS / CITIES / CORONAVIRUS

AHURI announced the first round of speakers for its conference, 'Uncharted urban futures', to be held on 20 May in Melbourne and online. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PUBLIC SPACE

NSW Planning launched a tool to evaluate the quality of public spaces. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HERITAGE

Minister Harwin released a discussion paper as part of a review of NSW Heritage legislation. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Constance said St Peters and Erskineville train stations will receive $40 of makeovers, as part of the integration of Sydney Metro City & Southwest. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The City of Sydney said it is negotiating with Bridge Housing to turn an unused Council-owned site in Alexandria into 21 affordable apartments. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FLOODS / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Barilaro announced a Regional Road Flood Recovery Taskforce for NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FLOODS / PLANNING

The Committee for Sydney said that building back better may mean building back somewhere else, in response to the recent floods in western Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / ENVIRONMENT

The ACT Government released a discussion paper on natural resource management. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / TECHNOLOGY

The ACT Government announced $700,000 to establish a Cyber Hub. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The indicators for the ACT Government's new Wellbeing Framework are online. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INFRASTRUCTURE

Chief Minister Gunner announced a new Investment Commissioner and Major Projects Commissioner for the NT. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / ENVIRONMENT / TRANSPORT

The SA Productivity Commission issued 'Development Referrals - Issues Paper'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / BUSHFIRE

The SA Government released a draft Bushfire Management Plan. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / MAPPING / INFRASTRUCTURE / ARTS / RECREATION / HERITAGE

The WA Government published a map of cultural and creative spaces across the State. [Full Text]