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Sunday, 11 March 2018

GENERAL

The PM, Minister Ruston and the SA Liberal leader discussed trade, North Korea, political donations and SA issues at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Ministers McCormack and Fletcher discussed faster rail policy (see Friday's Third Edition) US trade policy and Nationals MP Joyce at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Chalmers discussed US trade relations, anti-dumping, Adani, economic and tax policy and Labor political issues on Sky. [Full Text]

Mr Chalmers discussed the energy supplement, Budget, tax and workplace relations policy and US trade relations at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Marles discussed North Korea, US trade policy and school funding policy on ABC24. [Full Text]

Greens Senator Siewert urged the City of Cockburn to include information about the history of January 26 when consulting about changing the date of Australia Day. [Full Text]

TRADE

Minister Ciobo discussed US trade relations and the TPP agreement on Insiders. [Full Text]

Minister Ciobo discussed those topics at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Clare discussed US trade policy at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said people power can defeat the TPP agreement. [Full Text]

NXT Senator Patrick said the Government is delaying the release of tobacco plain packaging Investor State Dispute Settlement costs ahead of the Parliament's consideration of the TPP-11. [Full Text]

TRADE / ANTI-DUMPING

Ministers Cash, Ciobo and Seselja said Bill Shorten's policy direction is trapped in the protectionist ideology of the radical left. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / TRADE

Minister Littleproud announced $165k to the Manuka Honey Association under the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation program. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

Minister Bishop issued a statement on North Korea. [Full Text]

AID / DEFENCE / NATURAL DISASTERS

Minister Payne said the ADF has increased its support to PNG. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / JUSTICE

Defence said HMAS Warramunga seized approximately 132kg of heroin from a vessel in the Arabian Sea. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / ARTS / TOURISM

Minister Ciobo said Jessica Mauboy has been made a Friend of Australia; [Full Text]

BORDER SECURITY / JUSTICE

Minister Dutton said a people smuggler has been handed a 12 year jail sentence in WA. [Full Text]

SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Tehan announced $750k for a home in Melbourne for victims of early and forced marriage that will offer 24/7 live-in support from experienced carers and specialists. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Chalmers called on the Liberals to drop their Energy Supplement cut. [Full Text]

CITIZENSHIP

Minister Tudge discussed citizenship policy on Weekend Today. [Full Text]

UNIONS / CONSTRUCTION / JUSTICE

Minister Laundy said the CFMEU and its officials have been fined $817.5k for illegally shutting down two Brisbane worksites in 2013. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / JUSTICE

Treasury invited comment on proposed changes to the consumer guarantee framework. [Full Text]

VET

Shadow Minister Cameron committed $1m for a welding facility at an SA TAFE. [Full Text]

WATER / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT / JUSTICE

Greens Senator Hanson-Young called for the NSW Minister to be sacked for misleading the Ombudsman on water compliance and prosecutions. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / INDIGENOUS

Universities Australia said the university funding freeze will make it harder to close the gap in university attainment. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

As tomorrow is a public holiday in Canberra we will send two editions, at 0800 AEDT and 1630 AEDT. [Full Text]

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