Government & Public Sector

With baby boomers entering the market, will aged care respond with a more consumer directed focus?

The movement of aged care funding to a market-based system and individualised budgets is not new. In the last decade, similar reforms have been introduced in the United Kingdom and…

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ANZAC Day. A day for remembering true heroes

ANZAC Day is, for me, a day of contrasts – total silence at the Dawn Service and then the deafening roar of the 90,000-strong crowd after the National Anthem at…

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Government aged care reform: providers must adapt, be flexible & innovate to remain relevant

Yesterday the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Federal Minister for Health, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Sport reaffirmed the path of health and aged care reforms with the announcement…

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The internet of things: making transport and infrastructure faster and smarter

Data is one of the core components of the Internet of Things (IoT), with its power lying in the capture and analysis of data from sensors, devices and smart products.

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The first Australian Infrastructure Plan: More about productivity than projects

Infrastructure Australia has just issued its National Infrastructure Plan. On past experience, state governments and the infrastructure industry will immediately search for the list of big projects. But they would…

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An innovation hub and next generation technologies: Defence opens the door for start-ups

The Federal Government’s Defence White Paper, Defence Industry Policy and Integrated Investment Program announced yesterday signals a complete redesign of the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and industry.…

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Employment awards: is it time for them to go?

As an employment lawyer, I am witness to a lot of frustration. Employing someone should be an easy thing.

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Drive carefully: robotic cars still have some twists to negotiate

Earlier this month, I attended the International Driverless Cars conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. There was a lot of pre-conference hype from local media about the test drive that…

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Gotcha – stopping crime is all in a day’s work

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1976: a detective approaches the public for information pertaining to the shooting murder of a college-aged service station attendant. Having no suspects or clues, Detective Greg MacAleese…

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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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