Government & Public Sector

We need more kindness – recognising World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day. A day to stop and consider better ways of building empathy, understanding and appreciation of each other. It’s a focus on the positive impact that…

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Remembrance Day’s hidden value

Remembrance Day reminds me that refocusing on what we collectively and deeply value feeds respect and cohesion, regardless of our past carelessness or present day differences.

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What do we want aged care to be? Innovative is a good place to begin

The demand on and for aged care services is going to be enormous and the industry is going to have to prepare by becoming more innovative.

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Defence Industry’s Workforce Vicious Circle

Structural problems in the defence sector have made it hard for firms to recruit workers – this needs to change.

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G7 Biarritz: What did we learn?

The G7, made up of leaders from France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, Canada and the US, like many other global governance institutions, is not and has never been perfect.

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Bringing local councils up to speed in a digital age

According to a new report by KPMG Enterprise and the Public Sector Network, only 3 percent of councils consider themselves digitally up to speed.

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50 years since the Apollo 11 Landing, 1 year since KPMG launched into Space

On the 50th anniversary of that amazing achievement, when Apollo 11 landed and humans walked on another celestial body, we want to acknowledge that effort that sacrifice and offer our support to the next wave of space achievements

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Australia’s tertiary education sector: small steps towards big change

‘Big bang’ reform of the tertiary sector now appears off the agenda. In this term of government, reform is likely to be more incremental in nature.

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Why were the “quiet Australians” missed in the election pre-polls?

The inaccuracy of polling data came as a big shock after consistent predictions of a Labor victory, with bookmakers even paying out in advance.

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Why So Hollow? Australia’s Defence Industry Middle and what to do about it

Australia’s defence industry sector has an odd shape. Medium size companies are rare in Australian defence industry. We’ve a strong top and a large bottom – but why so hollow…

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Strong, sustainable, integrated and mutually-beneficial partnerships crucial for the university of the future

Today, most universities have recognised the importance of relationships with industry, but have not yet taken a full strategic approach towards this.

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Key steps to council transformation: increasing efficiency and citizen satisfaction through ICT and digital transformation

Councils are facing the demands of accomplishing more with fewer resources, maximising efficiencies and cost-savings and responding to citizens who are increasingly sophisticated and digitally-savvy.

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University degrees pay dividends for men, but women still trail

With far higher numbers of young people attending university than in the past, the value of a university degree is often now questioned. But a new KPMG report, Is tertiary…

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