Here’s a roundup of the most popular stories on Supply Management in 2018 from the Australasia region.
1. Australia defence procurement ‘bleeding billions’
Mismanaged procurement of the Future Submarines project was costing the government billions, said senator Rex Patrick.
2. Wesfarmers sells Homebase after acquisition ‘disaster’
A catalogue of errors in strategy and execution led to the UK DIY chain being sold for reportedly just £1.
3. Australia passes Modern Slavery Act
Firms are required to annually report on action they’re taking to address modern slavery.
4. Sheep export deaths footage prompts investigation
Agriculture minister says that many of the issues shown in the video were not reflected in the investigation.
5. NZ ‘behind the eight ball’ on slavery
Businesses must show leadership and pay attention to their supply chains, says immigration minister.
6. NSW introduces 3% Aboriginal procurement target
Agencies have to outline opportunities for Aboriginal businesses in procurements over $10m.
7. Australian space industry could grow to $12bn
The launch of the ASA will help businesses win a greater share of the multi-billion dollar global space market.
8. Winya wins at CIPS Australasia SM awards
The company is aiming to be Australia’s most socially-inclusive business by focusing on disadvantaged Indigenous populations.
9. Rebuilds of Sydney stadiums a ‘waste of public money’
The project cost was hundreds of thousands of dollars higher than first thought, according to Infrastructure NSW.
10. Australia aims to be ‘number one medical cannabis supplier’
Allowing the export of medicinal cannabis products will help the domestic market grow, said health minister.
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