Clarity around Transparency

Written by: Donna Kirk – Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd As a project or procurement manager working with funds that are tax or ratepayer derived, you have specific accountability that are bounded by procurement rules. This accountability is legislated to provide the necessary framework that governs how public money can be used ethically and responsibly. [...]

By |2020-02-06T08:45:13+10:00February 5th, 2020|Financial, Governments, Legal, Taxes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anti-corruption: Why Australia is out of the top 10

Written by: Donna Kirk - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd Anti-corruption, how knowing the basics can help every project manager avoid being challenged. Since 1995, countries around the world have been assessed and surveyed on financial and judicial practices by Transparency International.  The *2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) was released recently with Australia sitting at [...]

By |2020-02-06T08:44:46+10:00February 5th, 2020|Financial, Governments, Legal|0 Comments

Procurement Relationships

Written by: Jeanette Jifkins - Principal Lawyer at Onyx Legal A business coach I work with has recommended we grade our clients. So, as part of our client segmentation for marketing, we’ve identified five core indicators and one bonus indicator to rank our clients from A-D. The idea is that you aim to get to [...]

By |2020-02-06T08:44:20+10:00October 10th, 2019|Soft Skills|0 Comments

The Black Economy Procurement Connected Policy (PCP)

Written by: Brett Lyndon - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd What is the Black Economy? The Australian Tax Office (ATO) describes Black Economy as: “dishonest and criminal activities that take place outside of, or involves misuse or abuse of, the tax and regulatory systems”. It encompasses a wide range of practices, including understatement of takings, the [...]

By |2019-11-23T07:56:42+10:00August 30th, 2019|Governments, Taxes|0 Comments

Judicial Review Legislation

Written by: Brett Lyndon - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd The Australian Government’s new Judicial Review legislation is now an active legislative component that all government procurement professionals must adhere to, but what is the judicial review system, what does it mean, and how will it impact on your procurement activities? Simplified Outline of this [...]

By |2020-02-05T14:16:28+10:00August 30th, 2019|Governments|0 Comments

Slavery still exists in Australia

Written by: Phil Sealy - Pro Leaders Academy Pty Ltd The Federal Government introduced a tough new regime designed to stamp out modern slavery late last year, which compelled corporations to do more to end the use of forced or child labour.  The new legislation require large businesses operating in Australia to regularly report on the [...]

By |2019-11-23T07:56:23+10:00August 30th, 2019|Governments|0 Comments