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Western Australian Budget 2021-22

Western Australian Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan handed down the state Budget at 2:00pm on Thursday, 9 September 2021. See Capital Monitor's Western Australian Budget pages for access to all Budget Papers and media releases.

Tasmanian Budget 2021-22

Tasmanian Premier and Treasurer Peter Gutwein handed down the state Budget at 3:00pm on Thursday, 26 August 2021. See Capital Monitor's Tasmanian Budget pages for access to all Budget Papers and media releases.

New South Wales Budget 2021-22

New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet handed down the state Budget at 12:00pm on Tuesday, 22 June 2021. See Capital Monitor's New South Wales Budget pages for access to all Budget Papers and media releases.

South Australian Budget 2021-22

South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas handed down the state Budget at 3:30pm on Tuesday, 22 June 2021. See Capital Monitor's South Australian Budget pages for access to all Budget Papers and media releases.

Queensland Budget 2021-22

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick handed down the state Budget at 2:00pm on Tuesday, 15 June 2021. See Capital Monitor's Queensland Budget pages for access to all Budget Papers and media releases.

Western Australian Legislation and Gazettes

The Capital Monitor digital archive now includes more than 8,800 pieces of Western Australian Subsidiary Legislation, including all legislation from 1996 to present day. Our editorial team is currently in the process of reviewing the WA Gazettes collection back to 1996 to ensure there are no gaps. Current Subsidiary Legislation and Gazettes continue to be published as they become available.

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Today's Events

Senate: Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry into Lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-20.
ABS: International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List.
ABS: Causes of Death, Australia.
ABS: Deaths, Australia.
ABS: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia.
ABS: Methodological News.
ABS: National Land Account, Experimental Estimates (Updated Information).
National Press Club: Former Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to give address.
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA): Assessment of ASX Clearing and Settlement Facilities to be released.
House: Select Committee on Regional Australia inquiry into Regional Australia.
Joint: Joint Select Committee on Road Safety Inquiry into Road Safety.
Federal Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Zed Seselja, to deliver a keynote address to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) 2021 National Conference.
Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and Federal Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie, to hold a doorstop interview.
Federal Shadow Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, and Federal Member for Solomon, Luke Gosling, to hold a doorstop interview.
Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, and Federal Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Julie Collins, will hold doorstop interview.

See our Diary and Calendar pages for more detailed information.

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Top Headlines
Lift-off for Adelaide space company

The Government has signed a $5.48 million contract with one of Adelaide’s leading space industry players to expand its cutting-edge satellite communications network for use by Defence. Under the contract, Myriota will use its network of nano-satellites to retrieve data from sensors across hundreds of Defence platforms, forming a global, spaceenabled communications network. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the contract would contribute to growing a robust, resilient and innovative industrial base for space technologies in Australia. Minister for Finance and Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham congratulated Myriota on securing a contract that had the potential to further launch Australia’s Defence communications network into the space age.
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Government must now act on ACCC call to regulate Google’s advertising power

The Government should move urgently to implement the recommendations of a new ACCC report into the monopoly dominance of Google in the advertising. The Australia Institute's Centre for Responsible Technology said understanding and regulating the hidden power of Google to collect and combine user data from multiple sources was a critical piece in addressing the broader issues of Big Tech power. In particular, the Government should move urgently to:

  • compel Google to be transparent with the way it collects and uses consumer data to target advertising
  • impose 'purpose limitations' on the ability of Google to collect data from multiple sources, including search, geo-locations and email


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Stronger NSW 2030 emissions reduction goal signals increased investment opportunity

The NSW Government has announced it will halve emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. Following the announcement, Investor Group on Climate Change CEO, Rebecca Mikula- Wright, said: “The commitment by the NSW Government to halve emissions by the end of the decade will create a strong signal to capital markets and support attracting billions in fresh investment into clean industries and infrastructure. “Governments and investors around the world recognise that setting credible 2030 targets and pathways to net zero by 2050 is an investment decision. Institutional investors are hungry to capitalise on near-term opportunities to find market value and continue to generate sustainable returns for their beneficiaries and clients.
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Recent Acts

Federal
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Act 2021 10/09 100
Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Act 2021 10/09 101
National Health Amendment (Decisions under the Continence Aids Payment Scheme) Act 2021 10/09 102
Royal Commissions Amendment (Protection of Information) Act 2021 10/09 103
Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021 10/09 104
Work Health and Safety Amendment (Norfolk Island) Act 2021 10/09 105

See Capital Monitor's Federal Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Australian Capital Territory
Act Name Date of Notification Act No.
COVID-19 Emergency Response (Check-In Information) Amendment Act 2021 21/09 20
Domestic Violence Agencies Amendment Act 2021 21/09 21
Financial Management Amendment Act 2021 21/09 22

See Capital Monitor's Australian Capital Territory Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

New South Wales
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Building Legislation Amendment Act 2021 05/07 21

See Capital Monitor's New South Wales Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Northern Territory
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Statute Law Amendment (Territory Economic Reconstruction) Act 2021 31/08 19
Health Legislation Amendment Act 2021 23/09 20

See Capital Monitor's Northern Territory Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Queensland
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Appropriation (Parliament) (2021-2022) Act 2021 06/09 14
Appropriation (2021-2022) Act 2021 06/09 15
Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Act 2021 09/09 16
Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 23/09 17

See Capital Monitor's Queensland Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

South Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Appropriation Act 2021 16/09 32
COVID-19 Emergency Response (Expiry) (No 3) Amendment Act 2021 16/09 33
Criminal Law Consolidation (Bushfires) Amendment Act 2021 16/09 34

See Capital Monitor's South Australian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Tasmania
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Supply Act (No. 3) 2021 06/09 9
Supply Act (No. 4) 2021 06/09 10
Justice Miscellaneous (Increasing Judicial Retirement Age) Act 2021 06/09 11

See Capital Monitor's Tasmanian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Victoria
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Education and Training Reform Amendment (Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership) Act 2021 14/09 32
Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2021 14/09 33
Police Informants Royal Commission Implementation Monitor Act 2021 14/09 34
Judicial Proceedings Reports Amendment Act 2021 21/09 35
Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 21/09 36
Social Services Regulation Act 2021 21/09 37

See Capital Monitor's Victorian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

Western Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Arts and Culture Trust Act 2021 09/09 15
Family Court Amendment Act 2021 09/09 16
Ticket Scalping Act 2021 09/09 17

See Capital Monitor's Western Australian Bills Monitor and Acts Assented pages for detailed coverage.

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Political Calendar

Federal

The Federal Parliament will next sit from 18-21 October 2021.
The Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 24 May - 4 June 2021 and are scheduled for 25-28 October 2021.
The next Federal election is scheduled for 2022.
Federal Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 2 July 2021.

Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory Parliament will next sit on Wednesday, 6 October 2021 (Budget Day).
The 2021-22 Territory Budget will be handed down on Wednesday, 6 October 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 19 Feb - 5 March 2021, and are scheduled for 15-29 October 2021.
The next ACT election is scheduled for 2024.
ACT Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 16 February 2021.

New South Wales

The New South Wales Parliament will next sit from 12-14 October 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Estimates hearings were held from 16-31 August 2021, and are scheduled for 25-29 October 2021.
The next New South Wales election is scheduled for 25 March 2023.
New South Wales Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 10 September 2021.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Parliament will next sit from 26-28 October 2021.
The 2021-22 Territory Budget was handed down on 4 May 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 15-24 June 2021. No further sessions are scheduled for 2021.
The next Northern Territory election is scheduled for 2024.
Northern Territory Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 27 May 2021.

Queensland

The Queensland Parliament will next sit from 12-14 October 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 15 June 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 16 July - 13 August 2021. No further sessions are scheduled for 2021.
The next Queensland election is scheduled for 26 October 2024.
Queensland Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 2 July 2021, with amending orders made on 10 September 2021.

South Australia

The South Australian Parliament will next sit from 12-14 October 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 28 July - 4 August 2021. No further sessions are scheduled for 2021.
The next South Australian election is scheduled for 19 March 2022.
South Australian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 18 August 2021.

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parliament will next sit from 12-14 October 2021 (Assembly only).
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Thursday, 26 August 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 6-9 September 2021. No further sessions are scheduled for 2021.
The next Tasmanian election is scheduled for 2025.
Tasmanian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 15 September 2021.

Victoria

The Victorian Parliament will next sit from 5-7 October 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Thursday, 20 May 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings have been delayed until a date to be advised.
The next Victorian election is scheduled for 26 November 2022.
Victorian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 16 April 2021, with supplementary orders made on 23 August 2021.

Western Australia

The Western Australian Parliament will next sit from 12-14 October 2021 for Estimates Hearings.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Thursday, 9 September 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 21-23 September 2021. No further sessions are scheduled for 2021
The next Western Australian election is scheduled for 8 March 2025.
Western Australian Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 13 July 2021.

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