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Boom-bust and hard reality for Treasurer
Earlier in the year, the SAS Group hosted a cocktail function for Jim Chalmers when he was wearing the shadow Treasurer's hat.
Five comments about next week’s Budget
Next week we will see the first budget handed down by the Albanese Government. What I have heard in private in Canberra is aligned with the public language
In a crisis, prepare for the worst, and climb down from there
During a crisis the world is turned upside down and normal rules don’t apply.
Brisbane LANDFORCES Exposition
Given the current geopolitical and strategic climate, it’s no surprise last week’s LANDFORCES exposition in Brisbane was the biggest yet.
In a country blessed with such an abundance of natural gas, the recent forecast by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of a significant shortage of gas in 2023…
State political Update – September 2022
Queensland Governor Jeanette Young was back on our televisions this month opening the gates to Government House to give Queenslanders an opportunity acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth…
Integrity, budgets, taxes and hacks dominated Federal Parliament this week.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese returned from the funerals of the Queen and former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to face a maelstrom of domestic affairs
Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II
During the week, we saw one of the most extraordinary tributes to a world leader of many generations.
Message from the Managing Director: Politics off to a racing start in 2023
Happy New Year and best wishes for a successful 2023. I think it will be a hold-on-to-your-seats ride in 2023 with a packed political agenda. An early 2023 mover was Agriculture Minister Murray Watt who has the important job of landing the Australia/United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The FTA was agreed last year when […]
Inflation, gas and ‘The Voice’ are heating up Australian politics in 2023
There’s an old saying that Australia does not go back to work until after Australia Day. With Federal Parliament not resuming until February 6th, Australians may have been confused to see Prime Minister Albanese firmly back in the spotlight in recent days. He met billionaire Bill Gates at Kirribilli House in Sydney on January 21st, followed […]
Apollo Care Alliance combats helplessness in aged care
Brace yourself – I have some good news on aged care. With deepest sympathy for anyone who has suffered due to failings in aged care, I dare to venture there’s been sparse measurement or discussion of the good things that occur daily in this much-maligned sector. We’ve had nothing but bad news: The Royal Commission […]