FROM THE CEO
From circles to virtuous stairs | Jonathan Cartledge - CEO
Infrastructure spending and economic growth are often seen by governments as a virtuous circle. But the outcomes of the infrastructure review are a stark reminder of why need to stop thinking in circles. Instead, we must build
‘virtuous stairs’ where each step leads us to something better.
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ADVOCATING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS
Giving the gift of time
Procurement pause a seasonal strategy
This year, Consult Australia wrote to 103 government agencies with a simple ask: please pause new procurement activity over the holiday period so industry can have a break while public servants do.
Meet Consult Australia’s 2024 Dream Team
The change agents steering Consult Australia in 2024 are focused on innovation, diversity and elevating the voice of the consultant.
A trusted voice to government in 2023
Several contracting wins and a louder voice to federal government are just some of the key achievements of Consult Australia’s advocacy team, says Head of Policy and Government Relations Kristy Eulenstein.
PEOPLE & MOVEMENTS
Egis opens its doors to Brisbane and the future
Egis officially opened its new Brisbane office in October, with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk cutting the ceremonial ribbon alongside Egis CEO, Laurent Germain.
AECOM appoints Ashley Lang as new regional managing director
As AECOM’s new Regional Managing Director for Victoria and South Australia, Ashley Lang will lead 900-plus team members across the region.
Consult Australia members champion change
Cate Cowlishaw, Regional Managing Principal of design practice HDR, and Aurecon’s Structural Engineer Jane Joubert were recognised at the NAWIC NSW Awards for Excellence on 30 November.
Collab X: A collaborative exchange
If collaboration is the ‘X factor’ that drives successful delivery of Defence projects, then Collab X on 29 February 2024 is the knowledge exchange not to miss.
What the updates to unfair contract terms mean for you
Changes to the unfair contract term protections in the Australian Consumer Law came into effect on 9 November 2023. What does this mean for your business?
Breaking Barriers and Building Diversity
Consult Australia's pilot program for senior practitioners, Breaking Barriers and Building Diversity, is set to launch in 2024, addressing gaps in industry leadership training and catalysing change.
End of year closing dates
Consult Australia will be closed over the festive period from 22 December 2023 to 15 January 2024.
Here’s cheers to a relaxing break and a productive New Year.
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