CEO Magazine – Maserati to Moët: Inside the inspiring 2019 Executive of the Year Awards

by 15 November 2019

Article courtesy of CEO Magazine

Australia’s top executives gathered to celebrate another remarkable business year at The Palladium at Crown, Melbourne for The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards. Dressed in their finest black-tie attire, hundreds of industry leaders trickled into the country’s largest ballroom to recognise the 22 inspiring category winners (plus the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award), as well as the striking success of the many finalists. As soon as guests [...]

CFOs’ vision for the future is less government

by 8 November 2019

The AFR View, courtesy of the Australian Financial Review

By learning how to guide the direction of the business and how to lead by communicating the company story today’s CFOs will develop the skill set that can make them the CEOs of tomorrow.

The message from The Australian Financial Review CFO Live 2019 summit is that the role of the CFO of the future will focus on transforming companies to deal with the complex challenges [...]

Cut red tape to boost economy, say CFOs

by 8 November 2019

Article by Jonathan Shapiro and James Thomson, courtesy of the Australian Financial Review

The nation’s top finance chiefs say cutting red tape would do more to help the economy than further interest rate cuts or budget stimulus, with Wesfarmer’s chief financial officer, Anthony Gianotti, urging the government to retain some fiscal dry powder.

And despite Finance Minister Mathias Cormann again urging business to increase capital expenditure to lift employment and wages, top chief financial officers [...]

President Trump Delivers Remarks at “Howdy Modi: Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”

by 24 September 2019

Mrs Rinehart as Chair of ANDEV with the President of the USA and the PM of Australia!

by 22 September 2019

Article by Andrew Hough, courtesy of the Weekly Times, Group image by Adam Taylor.

 

Donald Trump, Scott Morrison spruik mission to the moon and beyond

Donald Trump and Scott Morrison believe they’ve hammered out a deal that will see the Adelaide-based Australian Space Agency work to send the US back to the moon. And then to Mars.

US President Donald Trump wants to use a new agreement with Australia for moon landings [...]

Update: further progress on cutting red tape.

by 12 September 2019

Dear ANDEV Colleagues There has been further progress on cutting red tape. The Government today announced the first three priority areas for its Deregulation Taskforce. The Taskforce will work with state and territory governments, and businesses themselves, to identify and address the most significant regulatory barriers to investment for selected industries. This continues the Coalition Government’s commitment to reduce red tape and unnecessary regulation, making it easier for businesses to invest, create jobs and grow the economy. [...]

Coalition Government policy initiatives in Northern Australia

by 18 August 2019

Dear ANDEV Colleagues Two-thirds of Australia’s export income is generated in Regional Australia. Mining and Agriculture are the two main export sectors in Northern Australia.  The Coalition Government has an extensive range of initiatives in place to support the Agriculture industry. I have attached the link below to the recent Ministerial announcement from the Department of Infrastructure. https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/department/statements/2019_2020/ministerial-statement/agriculture-water-resources.aspx The Coalition Government has committed to an $100 Billion infrastructure program. The link below will take [...]

Red tape set to be slashed for mining projects: The West Australian, 5 August 2019

by 7 August 2019

Mining projects could get faster and simpler approval — creating more jobs — as a result of a Productivity Commission review to be announced today.

Resources Minister Matt Canavan and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will reveal a 12-month review looking at best-practice examples of regulation to cut unnecessary red tape.

West Australian MP and close personal ally of the PM, Ben Morton, will also have oversight of the review as part of his focus on deregulation.

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Productivity Commission to review resources sector regulation: 5 August 2019

by 7 August 2019

Joint media release with Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan Minister for Resources and Northern Australia The Hon Ben Morton MP Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Streamlining regulation in the resources sector will be the focus of a 12-month review by the Productivity Commission. The Productivity Commission will look at best-practice examples of regulation that removes unnecessary costs for business, while maintaining sound oversight. Australia’s resources sector plays a vital role in sustaining [...]

Boris Johnson plans Singapore-style tax-free zones around UK to power post-Brexit economy:The Telegraph

by 5 July 2019

Half a dozen Singapore-style tax-free zones could be established around Britain to drive forward the economy after Brexit under proposals being considered by Boris Johnson.

The Conservative leadership favourite confirmed that creating tax-free zones in ports – where goods can be landed in the UK but not be subject to any duties – was part of his vision for the country after Britain leaves in October.

Mr Johnson also reiterated his support for a £15billion [...]