Government

2022 federal election outcome and analysis

The Labor Party has won the 2022 federal election with a campaign promising to deliver a better future for all Australians.

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A new era of government: agile, responsive, customer centric and closely aligned with the needs of business

Adaptive decision-making in service redesign, as well as the leveraging and deploying of technological solutions at a rapid pace, has enabled the delivery of much-needed stimulus packages during the crisis.

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KPMG responds to the release of the Government’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy

One in three adults have been affected by cybercrime, and estimates are the cost of cybercrime could be as much as $29 billion per year in Australia alone.  

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Second time lucky? The re-introduction of anti-bribery reforms.

The Bill represents the latest commitment by the Government to address Australia’s obligations under the OECD Foreign Bribery Convention, and make it easier for Australian prosecutors to prosecute foreign bribery.

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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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