• South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon secured a number of amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) to benefit Australian companies bidding for lucrative Government contracts. These amendments will come into effect in March 2017. In a statement on Wednesday morning Xenophon said, “The changes passed last night avoid another Rossi Boots debacle where Australian jobs […]

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  • In its latest Building the Lucky Country series report, The Purpose of Place: Reconsidered, Deloitte calls on businesses, governments, communities and individuals to collaborate to create and nurture flourishing places that deliver economic prosperity for Australians. http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/media-releases/articles/next-wave-reform-australia-cities-regions-building-the-lucky-country.html The report makes three simple points: Australia is among the most urbanised nations on earth Our future living […]

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  • The OECD/World Bank have just released a report to G20 to facilitate SME engagement in Global Value Chains (GVC’s) http://www.oecd.org/tad/tradedev/OECD-WBG-g20-gvc-report-2015.pdf The joint OECD and World Bank Group report focuses on the challenge of making GVCs more “inclusive” for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and facilitating access for Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs). It includes “Priority […]

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