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KPMG comments on Protecting Your Superannuation Package Bill

The proposed changes now appear to strike a more reasonable balance for the industry. 

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The Consumer Data Right Bill – a positive sign for the development of open banking

The Consumer Data Right Bill was introduced into parliament this morning by the Treasurer. This should see current timelines observed for approval/implementation of Open Banking. Ian Pollari, Head of Banking…

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Unlocking Australia’s bioenergy potential requires a national approach

Bioenergy and bioproducts have the potential to be a significant growth sector for the Australian economy, in conjunction with growing the agricultural sector and regional communities. As with any emerging sector, government support can play an important role in removing barriers and accelerating the development of new projects.

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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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Not even a change in Prime Minister can stop progress on modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Bill is important because it marks one further step towards the introduction of legislation which will require companies to annually report on how they are addressing the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chain.

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Here we go again, MoGed within an inch of our lives: Is there a better way?

In Australia, it appears to be increasingly the orthodoxy that any changes in Ministerial function will necessitate a corresponding departmental restructure beneath them.

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The machinery of government, a delicate balance between cost efficiency and citizens’ needs

Forty one Western Australian government agencies will be collapsed into just 25 on 1 July when the Machinery of Government (MOG) changes come into effect

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Corporate Affairs and stakeholder management in an era of twitter, citizen journalism and #Activism

In an era where government and politicians act on a hair trigger, and localised issues can jump from the twitter sphere to the PM’s office, what lessons can business learn to engage with government, politicians and the political process?

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The art of the City Deal: why leadership and shared vision is vital for better outcomes

Today sees the Prime Minster, Queensland Premier and Townsville Mayor sign Australia’s first ‘City Deal’ in what I hope will be the first of many such agreements that have the…

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More than money can buy: social benefit bonds investing in social change

Social Benefit Bonds (SBB) double down on the goodness that investment can bring, delivering – when successful – returns to the investor, outcomes for society and NGOs, and savings for…

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Hacking how government works

Last weekend, our youngest ever government minister hosted a hackathon in Blue Chilli, a Sydney startup incubator, to help reshape the national innovation policy. But to be a truly innovative…

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Payroll takes centre stage in states’ tax debates

At federal level, the long-awaited tax white paper may have been delayed. But in three states, payroll tax rebate is currently at the centre of debate. In Queensland, Labor has…

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Sydney tragedy overshadows bleak budget figures

On Monday at 12.30 the Treasurer was supposed to be releasing his statement on the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). In the end it was delayed by 90 minutes as…

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