Government & Public Sector

The Magna Carta – foundation of the rule of law: musings from the Senate Inquiry

Walking to a Committee Room in Parliament House a fortnight ago, I paused at a display cabinet celebrating the octocentennial of the Magna Carta signed by King John at Runnymeade on…

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Jakarta Arms Show – a Sign of the Times

Last week, around 600 Defence-related firms from more than 50 countries exhibited a range of military platforms, systems, services and weapons at the biennial Indo Defence expo, held in Jakarta.…

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Letter from Brisbane: Living through the G20

Like many other Queensland KPMG staff, I live in the Brisbane inner city, or, as it is currently know ‘the Red Zone.” As I sit here writing this blog from…

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A hub to span the $78 trillion infrastructure gap

How to facilitate increased government and private sector investment in infrastructure to drive economic growth and job creation has been a central platform of the G20 under Australia’s presidency. This…

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Key drivers on the G20 Wish List

The G20 Summit in Brisbane this coming weekend has a big agenda, but two key drivers in particular are needed to satisfy the world’s economic ‘wish list’. The focus at…

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Honour the fallen by supporting the living

One measure of society is how it treats the men and women who have served their nation during conflict. These may be serving members of the armed forces, or ancillary…

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Right Time, Right Place, Right Talent: A G20 Imperative

How we can assess talent and better deliver human capital resources to maximise productivity At the G20 Summit in Brisbane, a key focus will be on human capital resourcing and…

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In the ATO spotlight

There is no question large business is under close scrutiny by the ATO as G20 Summit fever kicks in as politicians from around the globe place a heightened importance on…

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Liberalising power

The UK experience of electricity and gas price liberalisation presents insights for other parts of the world considering new energy models. Clearly there is a global move at the moment…

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Edward Gough Whitlam: reflections on a reformer

The Memorial Service of Edward Gough Whitlam was held in the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday. This piece is a contribution to reflections on this man. Much has been written…

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Growth talks

The importance of business debate in shaping a positive future for Australia and the world In 2014, we’ve seen a more complex business environment characterised by heightened geopolitical volatility and…

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Rethinking human services

People don’t normally associate human services like disability, aged care, and homelessness services with markets and competition. However, this is changing as Governments move to introduce reforms like consumer directed care and…

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