WA relaunches buy-local policy to boost regional firms

6 July 2020

Western Australia (WA) has revamped and relaunched its buy-local policy to ensure regional businesses benefit from the state government’s annual $27bn spend by giving them special priority in tenders.

The policy, which was originally introduced in 2002, was found by an auditor general’s report in 2017 to be failing to achieve the expected employment and economic benefits.

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