Government & Public Sector

National Reform Summit: your chance to connect

Today, KPMG is hosting the National Reform Summit. This important initiative brings together Australian peak bodies and groups who will work on four critical policy streams and prepare position papers.

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Good time to be a project owner but construction sector ‘skills gap’ may lie ahead.

Australia and New Zealand construction experience has given local construction project owners maturity and sophistication enabling them to better compete in the global marketplace. That’s very positive news. We have…

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Innovation the key to revitalising infrastructure: act now to put Public Private Partnerships back on the map

Australian governments are currently funding a record level of infrastructure commitments. In the 2014 Federal Budget, the Australia Government allocated $50 billion towards $125 billion of national infrastructure investment. Despite…

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In Flanders fields

In the War Memorial in Canberra, a cablegram, written primarily in code concludes with the words, “War has broken out in Germany”. Sent from London, dated 5 August 1914, 12.10am…

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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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