Thursday, 9 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL / CONSULTATION / SUSTAINABILITY

The UK-based Institute for Government issued 'Public engagement and net zero: How government should involve citizens in climate policy making'. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY / CLIMATE

Roads Australia, the Railway Association and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council announced a partnership to help reduce the climate change impact of new and existing transport infrastructure. [Full Text]

The Railway Association released a sustainability strategy. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

The Grattan Institute said that of Australia's 32 biggest transport projects, just eight had a public business case. [Full Text]

Infrastructure Australia issued a refresh of its Assessment Framework for new infrastructure proposals. [Full Text]

INSURANCE / NATURAL DISASTERS

The Insurance Council issued 'Insurance Catastrophe Resilience Report: 2020-21'. [Full Text]

Policy holders are likely to face lengthy delays for repairs and rebuilds unless a national approach is agreed to enable essential disaster recovery and management workers across state borders, according to the Insurance Brokers Association. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The Real Estate Institute announced that rental affordability improved marginally across Australia during June the quarter. [Full Text]

The Reserve Bank said housing credit growth has picked up due to stronger demand for credit by both owner-occupiers and investors. [Full Text]

The ABS issued additional building approvals data for July. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The Reserve Bank issued a chart pack, including charts on business investment, capital expenditure, building approvals and house prices. [Full Text]

SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY / GENDER / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

The Human Rights Council issued a statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety. [Full Text]

The Council for Social Service issued an overview of key issues facing women receiving income support. [Full Text]

The Federal Opposition committed $1.6 billion to build 4000 social housing properties for women and children fleeing domestic and family violence. [Full Text]

A recent report by Everybody's Home, titled 'The Benefits of Providing Long-Term Social Housing to Women that have Experienced Domestic and Family Violence', is online. [Full Text]

HEALTH / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute released a report about psychological distress experienced by young people and how it has changed between 2012 and 2020. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The Australia Institute issued the results of a survey that it says demonstrates that Australians across the country overwhelmingly want a national anti-corruption watchdog. [Full Text]

EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AHURI released an early program for its National Housing Conference, to be held in Melbourne during March. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service released a framework for zero extinctions among threatened species. [Full Text]

Minister Kean announced declarations for 221 sites to protect 92 endangered and iconic species. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / PLANNING / CLIMATE

The NSW Auditor-General issued a report on how effectively the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and NSW Treasury have supported State agencies to manage climate risks to their assets and services. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INDUSTRY

NSW Office of Local Government CEO Kiersten Fishburn has been announced as the new Secretary of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said Ms Fishburn has shown herself to be a bridge-builder and a key influencer in her role as Co-ordinator General of the Planning Delivery Unit. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Property Council expressed concern over a decline in housing approval rates in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / TECHNOLOGY / INNOVATION

The iMOVE research centre announced a project involving Transport for NSW and UNSW that will use artificial intelligence and road data to develop a road safety rating system. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The NSW Office of Local Government issued updated guidelines for the way councils plan, document and report on their plans for the future. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / WATER / ENVIRONMENT / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Hancock announced $274,000 to help a group of Sydney councils to develop a coastal management plan for Greater Sydney Harbour. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The Victorian Auditor-General's Office issued a report on the management of conflicts of interest during procurement by Health and Human Services, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and Parks Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT / REGULATION

Minister D'Ambrosio introduced legislation into the Victorian Parliament to solidify the powers of the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Victorian Government announced a new Local Council Lending Framework. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

The Victorian Government issued its response to an inquiry report on expanding Melbourne's free tram zone. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL / PLANNING

The Queensland Government announced $70 million to help regional councils deliver water and sewage infrastructure and planning projects. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY

A group of 12 organisations issued an open letter calling on the SA Government to abolish stamp duty on electric vehicles. [Full Text]

SA Treasurer Rob Lucas welcomed the Royal Automobile Association support for an announced $3,000 electric vehicle subsidy and a delay of the proposed EV road user charge by up to 5 years. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Royal Automobile Association issued 'Regional Road Assessment: Fleurieu and McLaren Vale'. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / PLANNING

The Tasmanian Government issued a scoping paper for its draft Planning Policies framework. [Full Text]