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Friday, 14 July 2017

JUSTICE / ICT / COMMERCE

The PM, AG Brandis and the Acting AFP Commissioner foreshadowed online privacy reforms in a press conference. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE / REGIONAL

Minister Nash said retail companies selling NBN Sky Muster satellite plans will pass on extra peak data at very little extra cost. [Full Text]

Minister Nash said 31 NBN fixed wireless towers were turned on in June with 14 expected to go live in July. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / CLIMATE

The COAG Energy Council meeting issued a communique. [Full Text]

Minister Frydenberg said that meeting agreed to a significant set of reforms. [Full Text]

Minister Canavan said that meeting agreed to implement a Gas Acceleration Program for the east coast market. [Full Text]

APGA said it is dismayed that Energy Ministers have brought forward reforms to pipeline operations and foreshadowed even more regulation. [Full Text]

The ACF welcomed a declaration on climate action from Victoria, Queensland, SA and the ACT. [Full Text]

The Academy of Science welcomed those commitments. [Full Text]

The ACCI said the COAG Energy Council must act to achieve price reductions across the energy market and ensure the reliability and security of the system. [Full Text]

The CER launched an Audit Information Hub. [Full Text]

The CER issued a new version of the Register of solar water heaters. [Full Text]

ENERGY / AGRICULTURE

The Irrigators Council issued a submission by the Agricultural Industries Energy Task Force to the ACCC's Electricity Supply and Prices Inquiry. [Full Text]

ENERGY / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

APPEA said a Queensland report provides a roadmap for the development of natural gas industries. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Minister Cormann discussed energy, online privacy and super policy and political issues on Sky. [Full Text]

Minister Pyne and Shadow Minister Albanese discussed energy and online privacy policy and political issues on Today. [Full Text]

Bill Shorten and the ACTU Secretary discussed an Esso pay dispute, online privacy and energy policy and a Victorian timber mill in a doorstop. [Full Text]

HOUSING FINANCE / TAX

Minister O'Dwyer invited comment on draft legislation for negative gearing reforms. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / HERITAGE / MEDIA / ICT

Ministers Scullion and Fifield announced $392k for two Indigenous language projects. [Full Text]

SUPER

Minister O'Dwyer discussed super guarantee policy on ABC radio. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Gallagher said legislation foreshadowed by Minister O'Dwyer (see Second Edition) doesn't go anywhere near far enough. [Full Text]

The FSC welcomed Minister O'Dwyer's announcement. [Full Text]

MARRIAGE

Shadow frontbenchers Dreyfus and Terri Butler said the Government is keeping the idea of a postal plebiscite alive. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued information on metal-on-metal hip implants. [Full Text]

HEALTH / JUSTICE

The Medical Board said a WA medical practitioner has been reprimanded and fined for failing to maintain professional boundaries with a patient. [Full Text]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

Private Healthcare Australia said health funds were committed to making it easier for members to choose and use their health insurance. [Full Text]

HEALTH / RESEARCH

The NHMRC issued a Research Tracker newsletter. [Full Text]

AAMRI issued its submission to the NHMRC on assessment and funding of clinical trials and cohort studies. [Full Text]

HEALTH / TRANSPORT

BITRE issued its June road deaths bulletin. [Full Text]

MENTAL HEALTH / DISABILITY

Mental Health Australia issued a submission to the PC's Position Paper on NDIS Costs. [Full Text]

NOT-FOR-PROFIT / JUSTICE

The ACNC announced a second enforceable undertaking agreement with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / RESEARCH

The RIRDC issued 'Diversity in decision-making in rural industries'. [Full Text]

The RIRDC issued 'Phage displayed peptides for the real-time detection of Campylobacter jejuni'. [Full Text]

The RIRDC issued 'Available Phosphorus Requirement of Meat Chickens'. [Full Text]

The RIRDC issued 'Defining the link between rice grain protein profiles and rice grain quality'. [Full Text]

The RIRDC issued 'Social Factors Influencing Technology Adoption in the Rice Industry'. [Full Text]

The RIRDC issued 'Davidsonia domestication in far north Queensland'. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION / RESEARCH

The RIRDC issued 'Delivery of Access to AgVet Chemicals Collaborative System - AgVet Collaborative Forum'. [Full Text]

APVMA issued information on the annual collection of data on amounts of active constituents imported, manufactured and exported. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT / HEALTH

NOPSEMA invited registrations for an August workshop in Perth on its the transition to increased transparency. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

No spin, no analysis, no ads. [Full Text]

Today's Second Edition from the Canberra Press Gallery

GENERAL

The PM discussed energy and online privacy policy and the US President on Sunrise. [Full Text]

FOI / GENERAL

Finance issued email correspondence regarding plebiscites. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / CLIMATE

Minister Frydenberg was interviewed on PM. [Full Text]

Minister Frydenberg was interviewed on RN. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Butler was interviewed on RN. [Full Text]

The Minerals Council issued 'Meeting the Paris target with HELE coal'. [Full Text]

The AEMC issued a final report to the Victorian Government on gas market reforms. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / CLIMATE

The CEFC announced $150m to reduce C02 emissions at Moorebank Logistics Park by switching freight transport from road to rail. [Full Text]

Minister Frydenberg welcomed the CEFC's investment in the Moorebank Logistics Park project. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

AG Brandis discussed online privacy policy on Sky. [Full Text]

AG Brandis was interviewed on AM. [Full Text]

BORDER SECURITY / JUSTICE

Ministers Bishop, Dutton and Keenan welcomed the extradition of an alleged people smuggler from Indonesia. [Full Text]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS / JUSTICE

Minister Cash said legal proceedings have begun against Clive Palmer, Clive Mensink and 19 other parties associated with Queensland Nickel. [Full Text]

JUSTICE

Shadow Minister O'Neill said the Government has risked the AFP's capacity to fight crime. [Full Text]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Cash announced the appointment of three Deputy Presidents to the Fair Work Commission. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister O'Connor said those appointments show a hard line ideological push. [Full Text]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS / COMMERCE

DIIS issued 'The performance and characteristics of Australian firms with Employee Share Schemes'. [Full Text]

COMMERCE / RESEARCH

Minister Tudge and the Victorian Minister announced $300k to CQU to develop behavioural indicators and a predictive algorithm for harmful betting patterns. [Full Text]

SUPER

Minister O'Dwyer foreshadowed legislation to ensure an individual's salary sacrifice contributions do not reduce their employer's superannuation guarantee obligation. [Full Text]

Treasury issued an interim report from the Superannuation Guarantee Cross Agency Working Group. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION

Minister Pyne announced $12.3m for eight Defence Innovation Hub contracts. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

ASPI issued 'Defence sustainment: low profile, but very important'. [Full Text]

ASPI issued 'Defence bipartisanship: holy grail or poisoned chalice?' [Full Text]

STEM EDUCATION / FOREIGN

Minister Sinodinos congratulated an Indian student on receiving an award for Science Leadership at the Professor Harry Messel International Science School at USyd. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

Minister Bishop and her Liechtenstein counterpart issued a joint statement. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT / SOCIAL SERVICES

Shadow Minister Husic said an ANAO report on the jobactive program (see yesterday's Third Edition) reinforces concerns about the way safety issues are managed in job programs. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE

ASIC said its cost recovery framework has been finalised. [Full Text]

HEALTH

The AIHW issued 'Web update: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2015-16'. [Full Text]

METEOROLOGY / AGRICULTURE / TRADE

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

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION

APVMA issued a Regulatory update. [Full Text]

PUBLIC SERVICE

PM&C issued 'Best Practice Regulation Report 2015-16'. [Full Text]

TOURISM

The ABS issued 'Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, May 2017'. [Full Text]

CANBERRA IQ

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