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Thursday, 12 October 2017

MENTAL HEALTH

The PM and professors Ian Hickie and Jane Burns discussed mental health policy on Facebook. [Full Text]

The Mental Health Commission said a new digital mental health gateway is now live. [Full Text]

HEALTH / TRANSPORT

Minister Chester addressed the Road Safety Conference. [Full Text]

HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES / DISABILITY

Minister Tudge discussed motor neurone disease support policy on 2GB. [Full Text]

SOCIAL SERVICES / ICT / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Tudge said DHS digital assistants are helping people complete claims for family and student payments online. [Full Text]

HEALTH / COMMERCE

Shadow Minister King said a reported Government health insurance announcement won't fix the hip pocket pain families are feeling. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY

The TGA issued information on reporting adverse events. [Full Text]

The TGA issued 'Prescription medicines minor variations e-form: Frequently asked questions'. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / TRADE

Minister Birmingham discussed English language standards for international students and NAPLAN at a Hobart doorstop. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham discussed English language standards for international students on 3AW. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham discussed that issue on Triple M Hobart. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / RESEARCH / REGIONAL

The Go8 issued its submission to the review into Rural, Regional and Remote Education. [Full Text]

VET

Minister Andrews addressed the AUSTAFE conference. [Full Text]

The National Apprentice Employment Network welcomed the Business Council report (see yesterday's Third Edition). [Full Text]

FOI / VET

DET issued its response to a request for documents regarding requirements for validating VET student identity. [Full Text]

BIOSECURITY / AQUACULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Joyce said there have been no positive test results for White Spot disease in the last six months. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE

Minister Fifield issued a 5G directions paper and foreshadowed a working group. [Full Text]

CITIES / INNOVATION / ICT

Minister Taylor opened a Future Street exhibition in Sydney. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE

Minister Taylor addressed the Business Software Industry Association. [Full Text]

FINANCE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

Minister McCormack addressed the Credit Law Conference. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Bill Shorten and Shadow Ministers Carr and O'Connor discussed building fire safety policy and Defence contractor hacking at a doorstop. [Full Text]

Mr Shorten addressed the John Curtin Research Centre dinner. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed English language standards for international students, university and school funding, disability students, workplace relations, abortion and pornography policy and MPs' citizenship on Sky. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Champion discussed building products safety, marriage, student English standards and political issues on Sky. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / INNOVATION / FINANCE

The CEFC and Right Click Capital announced an investment of US$7m into Redback Technologies. [Full Text]

WATER / AGRICULTURE / JUSTICE

The MDBA issued an update from its compliance review. [Full Text]

WATER / AGRICULTURE

The MDBA issued information on upcoming changes to releases from Dartmouth Dam. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / FOREIGN

ASPI issued 'North West Cape: the joint facility that changed Australian politics' by Kim Beazley. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / JUSTICE / CYBERSECURITY

ASPI issued a national security wrap. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / HEALTH / CHEMICAL REGULATION

APVMA issued a Regulatory update. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / FINANCE

IPA issued '2017 Australian Infrastructure Investment Report'. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT

APGA updated its Code of Environmental Practice for Onshore Pipelines. [Full Text]

SOCIAL SCIENCES / ARTS

CHASS announced the winners of its 2107 Australia Prizes. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / JUSTICE / GENDER / ARTS

The NT Royal Commission issued paintings by girls from the Don Dale Detention Centre. [Full Text]

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Today's Second Edition from the Canberra Press Gallery

GENERAL

The PM discussed health research, HPV vaccine and Hugh Hefner on Triple M Brisbane. [Full Text]

Treasurer Morrison discussed IMF forecasts and tax, education, energy and marriage policy on ABC24. [Full Text]

Minister Birmingham discussed Tony Abbott and English language standards for international students on Today. [Full Text]

Minister Chester and the WA Minister discussed WA road issues and Mr Abbott in a press conference. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Plibersek discussed GST distribution, the NDIS, women in politics and WA issues on ABC Perth. [Full Text]

A transcript is online of the Business Council CEO's National Press Club address and Q&A. [Full Text]

FOREIGN

The PM said he looks forward to welcoming the President of Niger to Australia. [Full Text]

FOREIGN / DEFENCE / WATER

ASPI issued 'A new front in Asia's water war'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY

Minister Pyne announced Lendlease as the managing contractor for construction of the Osborne South Shipyard. [Full Text]

Minister Pyne launched a PwC report: 'What we know about the economic benefits of naval shipbuilding for South Australia'. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / HISTORY / EDUCATION

Minister Tehan said schools will receive an educational kit for Remembrance Day. [Full Text]

Minister Tehan announced the winners of the 2017 Anzac Day Schools' Awards. [Full Text]

EDUCATION

Minister Birmingham discussed English language standards for international students, VET policy and NAPLAN on AM. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT / EDUCATION / JUSTICE / INDIGENOUS

Ministers Cash and Scullion invited expressions of interest to deliver in-prison employment services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. [Full Text]

TAX / DEMOGRAPHY

Minister O'Dwyer said a PBO report (see yesterday's Second Edition) paints a grim picture of Labor's historical propensity to tax. [Full Text]

Shadow Treasurer Bowen said that report vindicates Labor's positon opposing the Medicare levy increase and shows that middle income earners are set to suffer the greatest tax burden under this Government. [Full Text]

HEALTH / RESEARCH / AID

Minister Bishop has launched the Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative. [Full Text]

HEALTH / PUBLIC SERVICE

Minister Wyatt announced four appointments to the inaugural Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Board. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY / TRADE

Bill Shorten and Shadow Ministers Carr and O'Connor said a Labor Government would improve fire safety in buildings. [Full Text]

HEALTH / INDUSTRY / CHEMICAL REGULATION

FSANZ announced the conclusion of a project to assess the risk of chemicals migrating from packaging into food. [Full Text]

TOURISM / COMMERCE

Minister Ciobo is leading a delegation of Australian tourism businesses to IMEX America in Las Vegas. [Full Text]

IMMIGRATION / GENDER

Minister Cash launched a Harmony Alliance for migrant and refugee women. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / HEALTH

Minister Chester announced the commencement of the 2017 survey of Community Attitudes to Road Safety. [Full Text]

CYBERSECURITY

Minister Tehan launched Australia's second Joint Cyber Security Centre in Melbourne. [Full Text]

ICT / COMMERCE / MENTAL HEALTH

Minister Taylor said two Brisbane companies built the Government's new digital mental health gateway. [Full Text]

ENERGY / CLIMATE / INDUSTRY / AGRICULTURE

The CER said applications for the next Emissions Reduction Fund auction are due by 25/10. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / MENTAL HEALTH

ENA issued a Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy for the energy network sector. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY

The CEC congratulated the winners of the 2017 Solar Design and Installation Awards. [Full Text]

VET

Minister Andrews issued information on the Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeships Pilot. [Full Text]

TAFE Directors welcomed the Business Council's plan for education (see yesterday's Third Edition). [Full Text]

ACPET welcomed that plan. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / REGIONAL

DET issued information on NT and WA community forums for the review into regional, rural and remote education. [Full Text]

WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Shadow Minister O'Connor discussed penalty rates policy on ABC Victoria. [Full Text]

JUSTICE

Greens Senator Rhiannon called for national firearms registry. [Full Text]

AGRICULTURE / COMMERCE / JUSTICE

The ACCC launched an online tool for the agriculture sector to anonymously report concerns about competition or fair trading issues. [Full Text]

ENERGY / INDUSTRY / COMMERCE

The AEMC invited expressions of interest for appointment to a panel of service providers consisting of 6 sub-panels. [Full Text]

DEFENCE / INDUSTRY / TRADE

ASPI issued 'Flying the (Swedish) flag for a submarine Plan B'. [Full Text]

FOI / DEFENCE / GENDER

Defence issued its response to a request for documents since January 2015 involving the ADF executive regarding transgender or prospective transgender staff. [Full Text]

Defence issued a schedule of released documents. [Full Text]

Defence issued those documents (12.4Mb). [Full Text]

ANTI-DUMPING

The ADC issued a submission regarding rod in coils. [Full Text]

ECONOMY / HOUSING FINANCE

The ABS issued 'Housing Finance, Australia, August 2017'. [Full Text]

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