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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The PM said the Government and the gas industry have agreed on measures that will help deliver cheaper and more reliable energy to households and increase gas supplies for businesses. [Full Text]

Minister Frydenberg was interviewed on 2GB (audio). [Full Text]

Minister Canavan discussed energy policy and the PRRT review in a doorstop interview. [Full Text]

EDUCATION

Minister Birmingham discussed the 2015 PISA and TIMSS reports (see Second Edition) in a doorstop interview. [Full Text]

AID / EDUCATION

Ministers Bishop and Fierravanti-Wells announced $71.5m over four years for education in Myanmar. [Full Text]

AID / GENDER / HEALTH

Greens Senator Rice vowed to fight a push by the Christian Lobby for a ban on aid funding for abortion services. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Minister Payne launched the Defence Family and Domestic Violence Strategy. [Full Text]

TRADE

Minister Ciobo discussed the TPP and the Pacific Alliance High Level Dialogue in a doorstop interview. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / REGIONAL

Minister Chester announced $400m for Stage 1 of the Mackay Ring Road project. [Full Text]

Minister Chester and local MPs Christensen and Landry discussed the project in a doorstop interview. [Full Text]

Minister Chester opened Toowoomba's 'one-stop shop' for the Inland Rail project. [Full Text]

ICT / JUSTICE / RESEARCH / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Tehan marked the 2017 Australian Cyber Security Centre Conference in Canberra. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / JUSTICE

Shadow Minister Hammond called on the Government to commit to increasing the penalties for breaches of consumers' rights. [Full Text]

SPORT / PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadow Minister Farrell welcomed the reappointment of John Wylie as ASC chair (see Second Edition). [Full Text]

DISABILITY / PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadow Ministers Macklin and Brown thanked David Bowen for his leadership as NDIA CEO (see Third Edition). [Full Text]

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Third Edition, Wednesday March 15 2017

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / CLIMATE

Minister Frydenberg was interviewed on Sky (video). [Full Text]

Minister Frydenberg was interviewed on ABC24 (video). [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham discussed SA and national energy policy on ABC Adelaide. [Full Text]

Greens Senator Hanson-Young said the PM and the SA Government need to stop looking to gas as a saviour and instead make meaningful changes to lower power bills. [Full Text]

APPEA said Queensland should not pay for Victoria's inaction on gas. [Full Text]

The AEMC invited submissions on a rule request to require generators and network service providers to provide more detailed models of generation systems and other equipment. [Full Text]

Standards Australia issued a new standard regarding demand response capabilities and supporting technologies for electrical products. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Minister Pyne congratulated Thales and subcontractor Thomas Global on the delivery of nine upgraded Crew Procedural Trainer turrets for the Army's Light Armoured Vehicle. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Carr called on the government to honour their commitment to use Australian steel on the Future Submarines. [Full Text]

ICT / PUBLIC SERVICE

The ANAO issued 'Cybersecurity Follow-up Audit' (ATO, DHS and DIBP). [Full Text]

SOCIAL SERVICES / ICT / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Tudge said that audit found DHS is meeting all key indicators of strength in cyber security. [Full Text]

ICT / PUBLIC SERVICE

Shadow Minister Husic said more than 80% of Australians don't believe the Government is doing a good job using digital technology to improve government services. [Full Text]

DISABILITY / PUBLIC SERVICE

The NDIA chair announced the reappointment of David Bowen as CEO for up to six months. [Full Text]

PUBLIC SERVICE

The APSC issued presentations to the 'The APS: 2017 and beyond' events in all capital cities and Townsville. [Full Text]

ICT / REGIONAL

Shadow Minister Jones said when it comes to telecommunications infrastructure, the Government is failing regional Australia. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

Minister Fierravanti-Wells addressed the Australia-Myanmar Strategic Dialogue. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'How much Europe can Europe tolerate?' [Full Text]

The Lowy Institute issued 'India and Australia eye the world according to Trump'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / COMMERCE

Minister Fletcher discussed 'Value Capture: Is There a Role for the Commonwealth?' in a speech. [Full Text]

VET / REGIONAL

Minister Andrews issued information on a VET forum in Warrnambool. [Full Text]

REGIONAL / WATER / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT / COMMERCE

The Irrigators' Council said socio economic data from the northern basin review should be seen as a gamechanger by Basin State Water Ministers when they meet on Friday. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT

NOPSEMA issued a Regulator magazine. [Full Text]

COMMERCE

Minister McCormack announced a review of the SME Ombudsman. [Full Text]

Minister McCormack addressed the Consumer Congress. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE

NBNCo issued a weekly progress report. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

ASIC accepted enforceable undertakings from Westpac and ANZ in relation to their wholesale foreign exchange businesses. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Bill Shorten and Shadow minister Plibersek discussed penalty rates, energy, disability and education policy and Inpex in a doorstop interview. [Full Text]

VETERANS / MENTAL HEALTH

Shadow Ministers Rishworth and Collins said the Government has misled veterans on mental health services. [Full Text]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

The AMA issued its response to the Pharmaceutical Society's consultation on revised professional practice standards for pharmacists. [Full Text]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

The NHMRC invited comment on draft Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer. [Full Text]

HEALTH / RESEARCH / GENDER

The NHMRC issued a presentation by its CEO: 'Women in medical research: designing the future'. [Full Text]

HEALTH / JUSTICE

AHPRA said it is investigating an unregistered person who may have consulted with patients from January 2013 to October 2016 in Werribbee. [Full Text]

EDUCATION

Universities Australia said almost half of all the university 'drop-outs' return to study within eight years. [Full Text]

ARTS

The Australia Council announced 21 successful artists for the 2017-18 International Residencies program. [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued documents regarding aluminium wheels, tomato products, galvanised steel, alloy round steel bar, hollow structural sections and power transformers. [Full Text]

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Second Edition, Wednesday March 15 2017

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / CLIMATE

The PM discussed energy policy in a doorstop interview. [Full Text]

Minister Frydenberg said the SA energy plan (see yesterday's Third Edition) is an admission that a 'big experiment' has failed. [Full Text]

Minister Frydenberg discussed the SA energy plan and related issues in a press conference (video). [Full Text]

Bill Shorten said the meeting between the PM and gas producers must deliver a sustainable solution to the gas crisis. [Full Text]

The SA Premier was interviewed on AM. [Full Text]

Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes was interviewed on Lateline. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / STEM EDUCATION

ACER issued Australia's 2015 'Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study' and 'Program for international student assessment' reports. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham said those reports confirmed Australia risks falling behind the world unless educators and policymakers take action to target students and schools who are up to three years behind higher performing peers. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham was interviewed on ABC Sydney. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham was interviewed on 2SM. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Plibersek said those reports show disadvantage is the biggest thing holding schoolkids back. [Full Text]

STEM EDUCATION

ACARA issued its 2015 National Assessment Program Science Literacy report. [Full Text]

STEM EDUCATION / GENDER

AHISA said that report suggests the focus on engaging girls in STEM subjects may be bearing fruit. [Full Text]

TOURISM / COMMERCE

Minister Ciobo issued the 2016 International Visitor Survey. [Full Text]

SPORT / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Hunt announced the reappointment of John Wylie as the ASC chair. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT

Minister Chester said the General Aviation Advisory Group has met for the first time. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / SOCIAL SERVICES

Minister Tudge discussed the cashless welfare card trials on 2GB [Full Text]

Minister Tudge was interviewed on 6PR. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / HOUSING

Minister Scullion welcomed the sale publicly-owned house on the Tiwi Islands to a private owner. [Full Text]

IMMIGRATION / EDUCATION

Minister Seselja issued an RFT to provide the Humanitarian Settlement Program. [Full Text]

HEALTH

Shadow Minister King said a NSW Government report highlighted the impact of cuts to health and Medicare. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Shadow Minister Rishworth discussed retiring MP Kate Ellis, SA energy and Veterans' Affairs Digital Readiness Bill on Sky. [Full Text]

The WA Electoral Commission is issuing information from the WA election count. [Full Text]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS / COMMERCE

Greens Senator Di Natale discussed working hours on Lateline. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / NUCLEAR / COMMERCE

Greens Senator Ludlam asked ASIC if WA uranium prospector Vimy Resources had made misleading statements. [Full Text]

COMMERCE

The ACCC chair addressed the National Consumer Congress. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

ASIC invited comment on whether to remake or repeal a Class Order: 'Wholesale equity schemes: Licensing relief for trustees'. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

Liberal MP Tony Abbott discussed Brexit and the UK's future in a speech in London. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE

ASPI issued 'Crying wolf: on the scale and pace of strategic change'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / GENDER

ASPI issued 'Achieving gender parity is as critical in the field as it is anywhere else'. [Full Text]

FOI / DEFENCE / FOREIGN

Defence issued its response to a request for information Incidents of abuse, misconduct and or similar acts involving US personnel since January 2012. [Full Text]

Defence issued the released information. [Full Text]

FOI / PUBLIC SERVICE

Finance issued documents regarding Comcar use by former Minister Ley. [Full Text]

RESEARCH / ARTS / SOCIAL SCIENCES

The ARC CEO welcomed Professor Joanne Tompkins as Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts. [Full Text]

FISHERIES / ENVIRONMENT / TRADE

DEE invited comment on the renewal of export approval for the Queensland East Coast Otter Trawl Fishery. [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued documents regarding three types of galvanised steel and aluminium extrusions. [Full Text]

ECONOMY

The ABS issued 'Lending Finance, Australia, January 2017'. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, February 2017'. [Full Text]

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