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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

ABS: 1218.0 - Standard Economic Sector Classifications of Australia (SESCA), 2021.
ABS: 1233.0 - Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC), 2022.
Joint: Committee of Public Accounts and Audit inquiry into Commonwealth investments to achieve policy objectives - Auditor-General Reports Nos. 14, 26, 28 and 47 (2020-21).
Joint: Committee of Public Accounts and Audit inquiry into Implementation of COVID-19 measures - Auditor-General Reports Nos. 20, 22, 23, 24 and 39 (2020-21).
Australian Industry AI Group and Housing Industry Association HIA to release Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) for November 2021.
Joint: Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into US UK Exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information Agreement (ENNPIA).
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, to visit the Snowy Hydro.
Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, Federal Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher, & Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Zed Seselja, to hold a doorstop interview to announce funding for the National Film and Sound Archive & National Library of Australia.
Federal Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, to hold a press conference.
Federal Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert, to deliver keynote speech to the Australian Information Industry Association.

See our Diary and Calendar pages for more detailed information.

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Top Headlines
$540 million to continue and expand Australia's COVID-19 response

The Government has invested a further $540 million in response to the COVID 19 pandemic including significant funding to keep Australians safe, and for COVID-19 testing. Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, said the significant investment in health has saved the lives of thousands of Australians who would have died of COVID-19. "Over the past two years, health has been a focus of the entire Australian population, and the measures we have put in place have helped ensure Australia has one of the lowest mortality rates and highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world," Minister Hunt said. "Compared to the average of the OECD, our actions have helped save approximately 30,000 lives, compared to the United States and the United Kingdom, we have saved approximately 45,000 lives."
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Government releases exposure draft legislation on the reinsurance pool

The Government has released draft legislation on the reinsurance pool for cyclones and related flood damage. Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar said the pool will improve the accessibility and affordability of insurance for households and small businesses in cyclone-prone areas across Australia. It is also expected to increase insurer participation in the northern Australian market, increasing competition and putting further downward pressure on premiums. The reinsurance pool will be backed by a $10 billion Government guarantee and commence on 1 July 2022 for residential, strata, and small business property insurance policies. Coverage for small business marine property insurance policies will be further developed and included from 1 July 2023.
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Emissions Reduction Fund proves cost effective carbon cuts

Australia's world leading voluntary offset scheme, the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), continues to go from strength to strength. Around one in six of the ERF's 1,074 projects were registered this year, as the Government's commitment to developing new methods and increasing supply stimulates private sector activity. Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said the ERF was an essential part of the Government's Long Term Emissions Reduction Plan. "Our Plan backs technology not taxes, and choices not mandates," Minister Taylor said.
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Recent Acts

Federal
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 3/11 117

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

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.
Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 29/11 31
Customer Service Legislation Amendment Act 2021 29/11 32
Electronic Transactions Amendment (Remote Witnessing) Act 2021 29/11 33
Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2021 29/11 34
Service NSW (One-stop Access to Government Services) Amendment (COVID-19 Information Privacy) Act 2021 29/11 35
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Loss of Foetus) Act 2021 29/11 36
Gaming Machine Tax Amendment (Promotional Prizes) Act 2021 29/11 37
Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 2021 29/11 38
Modern Slavery Amendment Act 2021 29/11 39
Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Amendment Act 2021 29/11 40
Teacher Accreditation Amendment Act 2021 29/11 41
Electoral Amendment (COVID-19) Act 2021 29/11 42

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.
Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2021 18/11 22
Electricity Reform Legislation Amendment Act 2021 18/11 23
Liquor Legislation Amendment Act 2021 18/11 24

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

Queensland
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Superannuation (State Public Sector) (Scheme Administration) Amendment Act 2021 28/10 20
Queensland Veterans' Council Act 2021 04/11 21
Queensland University of Technology Amendment Act 2021 24/11 22
Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 24/11 23

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

South Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Constitution (Independent Speaker) Amendment Act 2021 04/11 40
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) (Telepharmacy) Amendment Act 2021 04/11 41
Motor Vehicles (Electric Vehicle Levy) Amendment Act 2021 04/11 42
Emergency Management (Electricity Supply Emergencies) Amendment Bill 2021 25/11 43
Firearms (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2021 25/11 44
Unclaimed Money Act 2021 25/11 45
Sentencing (Hate Crimes) Amendment Act 2021 25/11 46
Statutes Amendment (Spit Hood Prohibition) Act 2021 25/11 47

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

Tasmania
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Land (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2021 29/11 23
Justices (Validation) Act 2021 29/11 25
OPCAT Implementation Act 2021 29/11 26
Housing Land Supply Amendment Act 2021 29/11 27

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

Victoria
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Special Investigator Act 2021 30/11 50
Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2021 30/11 51
Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Act 2021 30/11 52

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

Western Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Veterinary Practice Act 2021 27/10 19
Constitutional and Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Equality) Act 2021 24/11 20
COVID-19 Response Legislation Amendment (Extension of Expiring Provisions) Act (No. 2) 2021 24/11 21

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 22-25 November 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 from 23-25 November 2021.
The 2021-22 Territory Budget was 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 23-26 November 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 October - 5 November 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 30-2 December 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 30-2 December 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 7 October 2021.

South Australia

The South Australian Parliament will next sit from 30-2 December 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 28 October 2021.

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parliament will next sit from 22-26 November 2021.
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 30-2 December 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 23-25 November 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 13 July 2021.

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