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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

QLD Estimates.
Women in Public Sector Leadership Summit.
ABS: Producer Price Indexes, Australia.
Joint: Standing Committee on Treaties inquiry into Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to meet virtually to approve the text of the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Sixth Assessment: the Physical Science Basis.
Senate: Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media inquiry into Foreign Interference through Social Media.
Senate: Select Committee on COVID-19 inquiry into COVID-19.
Federal Minister for Defence, Peter Dutton, to speak about ADF personnel supporting NSW Police in coronavirus restriction compliance.
QLD Health Minister, Yvette D'Ath, and QLD Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, to hold a doorstop interview.
QLD Resources Minister, Scott Stewart, to announce the successful recipients of the Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants.
QLD Member for Barron River, Craig Crawford, to visit the almost complete $16.3 million Harley Street intersection upgrade at Kamerunga..

See our Diary and Calendar pages for more detailed information.

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Top Headlines
$40 million boost for Australia's creative sector to RISE

Australia's creative and entertainment sector has received a major boost, with the Morrison Government announcing that $40 million will be shared by 82 leading organisations across the country, under the fourth batch of grants from the $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said this $40 million in funding is especially important during such a difficult period for the sector. "Demand for RISE funding has been significant since it opened last year. The latest funding will be allocated immediately to create more than 56,000 employment opportunities across the country," Minister Fletcher said. "RISE has been critical in supporting Australia's live performance venues and events during an unprecedented time of widespread disruption from the pandemic." Creative Economy Taskforce Chair and Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Liz Ann Macgregor OBE, said the funding is a crucial lifeline for the sector to continue delivering events.
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Census instructions begin to hit letterboxes

Instructions on how to complete the 2021 Census have started hitting the letterboxes of Australians. Ahead of the Census on Tuesday 10 August, 85 per cent of all households in Australia will receive a letter explaining how to complete the Census online or how to order a paper form. Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar said the letters would provide Australians with clear and concise instructions on how to complete the Census. "The upcoming Census will be vital in helping plan for the future of Australia. By giving people early guidance on how to complete their form on time and accurately, we are ensuring the 2021 Census will be a smooth and successful process," Minister Sukkar said. "People do not have to wait until Census night on Tuesday 10 August to complete their forms. We are encouraging as many Australians as possible to fill out their forms as soon as they can if they know where they will be on Census night."
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Protecting women and children this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

The Morrison Government continues to focus on the protection of women and children from people smugglers and human traffickers, with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2021 marking another successful year of combatting this despicable crime. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said Australia would continue to bring charges against people smugglers and human traffickers, working to end the appalling trade. "Silence empowers human traffickers and people smugglers. This World Day Against Trafficking in Persons I want victims to speak up and speak out against this horrible crime," Minister Andrews said. "Sadly, young women and children are the most vulnerable to being trafficked - but help is available, and the Australian Federal Police have had several notable successes freeing victims and bringing offenders to justice. "Today, my message is simple: raise your voice on this important issue, educate yourself and others about this serious crime and the impact it has on victims, and ask for help if you need it."
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Recent Acts

Federal
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2021-2022 30/06 67
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2021-2022 30/06 68
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2021-2022 30/06 69
COVID-19 Disaster Payment (Funding Arrangements) Act 2021 30/06 70
Treasury Laws Amendment (COVID-19 Economic Response) Act 2021 30/06 71
Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Act 2021 30/06 72
Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Act 2021 30/06 73
Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2021 30/06 74

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

Australian Capital Territory
Act Name Date of Notification Act No.
Loose-Fill Asbestos Legislation Amendment Act 2021 01/07 14
Civil Law (Wrongs) Amendment Act 2021 30/06 15
Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Act 2021 01/07 16

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.
Appropriation (2021-2022) Act 2021 29/06 17
Financial Integrity and Revenue Legislation Amendment Act 2021 29/06 18

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

Queensland
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Defamation (Model Provisions) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 24/06 13

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

South Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Unexplained Wealth (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2021 01/07 27
Criminal Law Consolidation (Driving at Extreme Speed) Amendment Act 2021 01/07 28
Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 01/07 29

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

Tasmania
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Scheme Modification) Act 2021 14/07 7
Treasury Miscellaneous (Cost of Living and Affordable Housing Support) Act 2021 14/07 8

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

Victoria
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Child Wellbeing and Safety (Child Safe Standards Compliance and Enforcement) Amendment Act 2021 28/06 23
Education and Training Reform Amendment (Protection of School Communities) Act 2021 28/06 24
Mutual Recognition (Victoria) Amendment Act 2021 28/06 25
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Cross-Boundary Greenhouse Gas Titles and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 28/06 26

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

Western Australia
Act Name Date of Assent Act No.
Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 25/06 4
Supply Act 2021 25/06 5
Sunday Entertainments Repeal Act 2021 25/06 6
Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Amendment Act 2021 25/06 7

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 3-5 August 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.

Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory Parliament will next sit from 3-5 August 2021.
The 2021-22 Territory Budget will be handed down on a date TBC, most likely 3 August 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings were held 19 Feb - 5 March 2021, and are scheduled for 6 - 17 September 2021.
The next ACT election is scheduled for 2024.

New South Wales

The New South Wales Parliament will next sit from 3-5 August 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Estimates hearings were held from 25 February - 12 March 2021, and are scheduled for 16-31 August 2021.
The next NSW election is scheduled for 25 March 2023.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Parliament will next sit from 10-12 August 2021.
The 2021-22 Territory Budget was handed down on 4 May 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings are scheduled for 15-24 June 2021.
The next Northern Territory election is scheduled for 2024.

Queensland

The Queensland Parliament will next sit from 3-5 August 2021 for Estimates hearings.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 15 June 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 27 July - 5 August 2021.
The next Queensland election is scheduled for 2024.

South Australia

The South Australian Parliament will next sit from 2-3 August 2021 for Estimates hearings.
The 2021-22 State Budget was handed down on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 21-27 July 2021.
The next South Australian election is scheduled for 19 March 2022.

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parliament will next sit from 24-26 August 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on Thursday, 26 August 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 6-9 September 2021.
The next Tasmanian election is scheduled for 2025.

Victoria

The Victorian Parliament will next sit from 3-5 August 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.

Western Australia

The Western Australian Parliament will next sit from 3-5 August 2021.
The 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on a date TBC in September 2021.
Budget Estimates hearings will be held from 21-23 September 2021.
The next Western Australian election is scheduled for 8 March 2025.

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