Posts Tagged ‘queensland’

The Commonwealth Games frenzy begins

Posted: 10:05 am on 23rd March 2015

 The Gold Coast still has three years before it hosts the Commonwealth Games, but already the  dollars, and the problems, are flowing. It’s estimated that the Games will cost the Queensland taxpayer at least $1.3 billion, but the Queensland Auditor-General has described the preparations as “not at the level of maturity required,” and work is already $77.9 million over budget. It’s not hard to see where all the money is going either….

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CIS Podcast ep 25 – week ending 18 October 2013

Posted: 10:31 am on 18th October 2013

Episode 25 – produced for the week ending 18 October 2013   Topics Bringing market disciplines to public hospitals – lessons from the UK Bikie gangs and expanding police powers Special guest Nick Cater joins us to reflect on the response to his book With Jeremy Sammut and Trisha Jha, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS visiting…

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Freerunning? Or free spending?

Posted: 11:39 am on 24th September 2013

Do you consider yourself a traceur or traceuse? Have you heard of David Belle or Sebastien Foucan? Do you believe that the urban environment needs to be reclaimed by humanity through natural movement? When confronted with a fence or staircase, do you attempt to vault it, rolling away when you land, to absorb the impact of your fall? If you answered ‘no’ to these questions, you are unlikely to be…

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Giving businesses a $16.5k pat on the back

Posted: 3:00 pm on 7th August 2013

The Federal Government, through AusTrade, has handed the allegedly broke Queensland Government $16.5k to do something pointless – host an awards program for Queensland exporters. Exporting companies are renowned for being leaders in seeking opportunities, leading with innovation and creating jobs for Queenslanders. These awards provide a showcase of Queensland’s top exporters while encouraging others to succeed in world markets. Winning one of these awards means the opportunity to network…

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