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The PM and Ministers Greg Hunt and Dan Tehan welcomed the decision to keep the Portland smelter in operation. [Full Text]

Minister Hunt discussed the Portland smelter and industry policy on ABC Melbourne. [Full Text]

Minister Arthur Sinodinos discussed industry, innovation and climate policy, political issues and the outgoing NSW Premier in a Newcastle doorstop interview. [Full Text]

The AEC said its staff will be at citizenship ceremonies to assist new citizens to enrol to vote. [Full Text]

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Northern Territory election 2016'. [Full Text]

Minister Josh Frydenberg announced the nomination of Victoria's Budj Bim Cultural Landscape to be included on Australia's World Heritage Tentative List. [Full Text]

Minister Mitch Fifield announced $455,000 for the SA Museum to acquire the Fire of Australia opal. [Full Text]

Minister David Gillespie announced an obesity public awareness campaign on packaged foods. [Full Text]

Shadow frontbenchers Mark Dreyfus and Warren Snowdon said Minister Nigel Scullion has made his first protest about the ABC's plan to close its NT shortwave radio service. [Full Text]

Minister Scullion said he wrote to the ABC board in December asking it to reconsider its decision. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Linda Burney said the Government must suspend the Centrelink debt recovery process. [Full Text]

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said a rise in unemployment reflects the failure of the Government to have any plan for full time jobs growth. [Full Text]

Independent MP Bob Katter foreshadowed legislation for products sold as Aboriginal craft to be made in Australia and licensed by a First Australian organisation. [Full Text]

Kim Beazley discussed incoming US President Trump on AM. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'Trump and strategic change in Asia'. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'Trumped or bust: how will the post-inauguration cards fall for Australia?' [Full Text]

DEE issued information on capital city consultation sessions for the Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market. [Full Text]

The CER issued December data on small-scale renewable energy installations. [Full Text]

ABARES issued a Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update. [Full Text]

The Parliamentary Library issued a Bill Digest for the Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 2016. [Full Text]

The ADC issued documents regarding copy paper, resealable can ends, hollow structural sections, galvanised steel and stainless sinks. [Full Text]

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