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The Open Source siren song - or an alternative to proprietary software?
This article examines possible risks and mitigation strategies from a Government ICT procurement perspective.
Australia
7 Dec 2013
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FMA Act amended in response to Williams High Court decision
The amendments will provide authority to support government spending potentially at risk after the Williams decision.
Australia
1 Jul 2012
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Commonwealth Procurement Rules
From 1 July 2012, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) will replace the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (CPGs).
Australia
13 May 2012
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Well-drafted RFT saves government from liability to tenderers
When principals engage with the market for the procurement of goods and services, careful consideration and time is normally spent reviewing conditions of contract to ensure that the document adequately manages risk and addresses the specific requirements of the principal.
Australia
8 Dec 2010
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Health Sector Procurement - What are the Risks?
Implications of the process contract rules on health sector procurement.
Australia
7 Apr 2010
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Auckland Council and the Council Controlled Organisations Debate - Logical Evolution or Misguided Devolution?
Much has been said about the proposed role of Council Controlled Organisations or ‘CCO s’ within the new Auckland Council structure. In this update, we look briefly at the history of the CCO , look at what is proposed under the new Auckland Council structure and conclude by considering the ways in which the new Auckland Council is likely to exercise control over its CCO s
New Zealand
26 Mar 2010
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Financing For Infrastructure Projects
It is a lenders’ market. Finance for large scale infrastructure projects is hard to come by. The credit crunch has seen the syndication market nearly close. Australia’s big four banks have dramatically reduced their contribution to debt financing for infrastructure projects and many European banks have exited the Australian market altogether
Australia
21 Jul 2009
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Federal Budget 2009-10: The Big Infrastructure Spend & GST Amendments
On 12 May 2009, Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan, guided by advice from Infrastructure Australia, unveiled the Rudd Government’s commitment to outlay $8.4 billion over the coming years for transport infrastructure.
Australia
21 May 2009
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Resource Management Amendment Bill Introduced
The Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill (the Bill) was introduced to Parliament on 19 February 2009, and follows various government announcements and substantial public interest in the proposed changes.
New Zealand
25 Feb 2009
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PPPs & The Infrastructure Boom
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are an example of how innovative procurement can provide material savings through lower funding costs.
Australia
4 Nov 2008
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Doctrine Of Derivative Crown Immunity
August 2007, the High Court decided, in ACCC v Baxter Health Care Pty Ltd [2007] HCA 38, that the doctrine of derivative Crown immunity did not protect Baxter Health Care from Part IV of the Trade Practices Act 1974.
Australia
28 Aug 2008
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ACCC V Baxter Healthcare - Derivative Crown Immunity Confined
The High Court handed down a decision that is of particular interest to departments and agencies engaged in procurement, and businesses dealing with government.
Australia
 
31 Aug 2007
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Harrington-Smith On Behalf Of The Wongatha People v State Of Western Australia (No 9) [2007] FCA 31
On 5 February 2007 His Honour Justice Lindgren of the Federal Court handed down his judgment in respect of eight overlapping claimant applications for determinations of native title under the Native Title Act 1993.
Australia
8 Feb 2007
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Liquidated Damages Clause In Roadworks Contract Found To Be Enforceable
On 21 December 2005 the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Tasmania (the Full Court) handed down its judgement in the State of Tasmania v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd.
Australia
21 Feb 2006
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Government Update: Liquidated Damages in Government Contracts
The Full Court of the Supreme Court of Tasmania has upheld an appeal by the State of Tasmania against the first instance decision of the then Chief Justice Cox in the State’s multi-million dollar dispute with Leighton Contractors.
Australia
18 Jan 2006
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