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Australian Capital Territory Budget 2021-22

ACT Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr handed down the state Budget at 5:00pm on Wednesday, 6 October 2021. See Capital Monitor's Australian Capital Territory Budget pages for access to all Budget Papers and media releases.

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: Economics Legislation Committee inquiry into Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021 [Provisions] and Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2021 [Provisions] and related bills.
Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, & NSW Minister for Regional Roads and Transport, Sam Farraway, to hold a Press Conference.
Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt , to hold a Press Conference.
Federal Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, to hold a Press Conference.
International Day of Education.
Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to hold a Doorstop.
Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt, and Senator for Victoria, Lidia Thorpe, to announce plan for national Treaty with First Nations People.
Federal Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, to hold a doorstop on rapid tests.

See our Diary and Calendar pages for more detailed information.

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Top Headlines
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to be available in coming weeks

Australians aged 18+ will now have access to a fourth COVID-19 vaccine, Nuvaxovid (Novavax) in coming weeks, after the Australian Government accepted advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) that it be included in the rollout program. Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the recommendations from ATAGI follow Australia's medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), provisionally approving the Novavax vaccine for us in Australia. ATAGI has recommended the Novavax vaccine be given in two doses, at least three weeks apart. Australia has purchased 51 million doses of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. Samples of the Novavax vaccines are set to arrive in Australia in early February to enable TGA batch testing. Subject to successful TGA batch testing, the Novavax vaccine will be available to be administered from the week of 21 February 2022.
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More power to compare & switch telco providers & share finance data

The Government is giving consumers more power to lower their internet and phone bills by expanding the Consumer Data Right to the telecommunications sector. The Consumer Data Right allows consumers to control the use of their data by trusted third parties so they can more easily compare products and find a better deal. Expanding the Consumer Data Right to the telecommunications sector will allow consumers to access more accurate information about their own internet consumption, phone usage and product plans so they can more easily compare and switch between providers, encouraging more competition, lower prices and more innovative products. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the formal designation of telecommunications marks the third sector to be covered by the Consumer Data Right, following its application to the banking sector and expansion to the energy sector.
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$68 million to step up ag traceability

More than $68 million in Australian Government funding will shore up Australia's agricultural traceability systems and increase access to premium overseas markets. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said investing in strong traceability frameworks and systems could add up to $1 billion a year to the bottom line of Australian farmers. "Australia already has strong traceability systems in place, especially around food safety, origin and biosecurity," Minister Littleproud said. "But we can make these systems stronger by bringing them together with a national approach. "That's why we're working with the states and territories and industry to create the National Agricultural Traceability Alliance and National Agricultural Traceability Hub."
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Recent Acts

Federal
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Act 2021 13/12 132
Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Act 2021 13/12 133
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Annual Disclosure Equality) Act 2021 13/12 134
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Act 2021 13/12 135
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Contingency Measures) Act 2021 13/12 136
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Act 2021 13/12 137
Health Insurance Amendment (Enhancing the Bonded Medical Program and Other Measures) Act 2021 13/12 138
National Health Amendment (Enhancing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Act 2021 13/12 139
Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 13/12 140
Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Act 2021 13/12 141
Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Act 2021 13/12 142

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

Australian Capital Territory
Act Name Date of Notification Act No.
Financial Management Amendment Act 2021 21/09 22
Crimes (Stealthing) Amendment Act 2021 13/10 23
Operational Efficiencies (COVID-19) Legislation Amendment Act 2021 13/10 24
Planning and Unit Titles Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (No 2) 17/11 25
City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Amendment Act 2021 17/11 26
Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Act 2021 10/12 27
Appropriation Act 2021-2022 10/12 28
Appropriation (Office of The Legislative Assembly) Act 2021-2022 10/12 29
Emergencies Amendment Act 2021 10/12 30
Public Health Amendment Act 2021 10/12 31
Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Amendment Act 2021 10/12 32
Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2021 10/12 33
Carers Recognition Act 2021 10/12 34

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.
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Consent Reforms) Act 2021 8/12 43
Greater Sydney Parklands Legislation Amendment (Substratum) Act 2021 8/12 44
Stronger Communities Legislation Amendment (Children) Act 2021 9/12 45
Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2021 8/12 46
National Parks and Wildlife Amendment Act 2021 8/12 47

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.
Territory Families Legislation Amendment Act 2021 15/12 25
Termination of Pregnancy Law Reform Legislation Amendment Act 2021 15/12 26
Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Legislation Amendment Act 2021 15/12 27
Interpretation Amendment Act 2021 15/12 28
Jabiru Town Development Repeal Act 2021 15/12 29

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

Queensland
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Police Powers And Responsibilities And Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 03/12 24
Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Act 2021 15/12 25

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

South Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Aquaculture (Tourism Development) Amendment Act 2021 9/12 48
Road Traffic (Drug Driving and Careless Or Dangerous Driving) Amendment Act 2021 9/12 49
Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Insurers and Repairers) Amendment Act 2021 9/12 50
Suicide Prevention Act 2021 9/12 51
Civil Liability (Institutional Child Abuse Liability) Amendment Act 2021 9/12 52
Statutes Amendment (Strata Schemes) Act 2021 9/12 53
Mutual Recognition (South Australia) (Further Adoption) Amendment Act 2021 9/12 54
Children and Young People (Safety) (Inquiry into Foster and Kinship Care) Amendment Act 2021 9/12 55
Social Workers Registration Act 2021 9/12 56
Statutes Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Act 2021 9/12 57
Coorong Environmental Trust Act 2021 9/12 58

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

Tasmania
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Repeal of Regulations Postponement Bill 2021 16/12 28
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Repeal Bill 2021 16/12 30
Gaming Control Amendment (Future Gaming Market) Act 2021 16/12 31
TasTAFE (Skills and Training Business) Act 2021 16/12 32

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

Victoria
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Act 2021 07/12 53
Casino and Gambling Legislation Amendment Act 2021 14/12 54
Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021 14/12 55
Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Act 2021 14/12 56

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

Western Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2021 22/12 27
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Amendment Act 2021 22/12 28
Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Act 2021 22/12 29
Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 22/12 30

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 8-10 February 2022.
The 2022-23 Federal Budget is due to be handed down on Tuesday, 29 March 2022.
Budget Estimates hearings are scheduled from 30 March - 1 April and 4-8 April 2022.
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 from 8-10 February 2022.
The 2022-23 Territory Budget is due to be handed down on Tuesday, 2 August 2022.
Budget Estimates hearings were held from 19 Feb - 5 March 2021, and 15-29 October 2021. No further sessions are scheduled for 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 15-17 February 2022.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Estimates hearings were held from 16-31 August 2021 and 25 October - 5 November 2021. No further sessions are scheduled for 2021.
The next New South Wales election is scheduled for 25 March 2023.
New South Wales Administrative Arrangements Orders were most recently made on 26 November 2021.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Parliament will next sit from 15-17 February 2022.
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 15 December 2021.

Queensland

The Queensland Parliament will next sit from 22-24 February 2022.
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 7 October 2021, with supplementary orders made on 09 December 2021

South Australia

The South Australian Parliament will next sit from 8-10 February 2022.
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 28 October 2021.

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parliament will next sit from 1-3 March 2022.
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 22 November 2021.

Victoria

The Victorian Parliament will next sit from 8-10 February 2022.
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 6 December 2021.

Western Australia

The Western Australian Parliament will next sit from 14-16 December 2021.
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 30 November 2021.

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