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Steve Coghlan The Hon. Mark McGowan, Premier of Western Australia, recently tabled in State Parliament the much-anticipated report by the WA Commission of Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects. This very comprehensive report which reviewed 31 major programs and projects undertaken by the previous government has made a number of key recommendations which aligned with those made by us in our joint submission “Procurement in WA; Government as ‘model client’”. In particular, the Inquiry quotes directly from our submission on a number of occasions (Vol.1, p.109 & p.110) when highlighting issues, and making recommendations, to do with Risk Management and Contract Development.

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parties the comfort of knowing that risk and reward is allocated fairly to help avoid some…negative outcomes.” As such, Consult Australia broadly supports the Inquiry’s recommendations and we look forward to working with the State Government in an effort to ensure those recommendations are implemented as soon as possible. A copy of our joint submission is available for downloading here, and a link to the Inquiry’s report here. Platinum Sponsors:

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The quote on p.110 is of particular note as it specifically highlights the need for fairer contracts and better risk apportionment between parties: “At present, risk is often being allocated not according to who is best able to manage it but according to bargaining power…The use of standard, fair contracts negotiated between industry and government, with input from relevant stakeholders, will reduce the need for costly legal review or negotiations, and gives all

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2018 March Consulting Matters  

Consult Australia's official quarterly publication focuses on the issues which are prevalent in the consulting industry through articles and...

2018 March Consulting Matters  

Consult Australia's official quarterly publication focuses on the issues which are prevalent in the consulting industry through articles and...

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