Politics with Michelle Grattan: Stay calm, petrol is headed down, budget is improving – economist Chris Richardson.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deloitte Access Economics director Chris Richardson about the Australian economy, the budget, and petrol prices
As governments depend on multinational consulting firms not just for advice on COVID-19 but for core policy-making functions, we should question the extent to which such partnerships have really augmented government capacities — or hollowed them out.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, governments in Canada have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on outside consulting firms like McKinsey, Deloitte and EY with almost no public oversight.
A health system in Virginia stopped using the federal website after only a few days, complaining that it was slow and crashed.
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The website has triggered random appointment cancellations and unreliable sign-ups. Only one contractor was deemed qualified to build it – and it wasn’t a major tech company. We’ve seen this before.
The big four accounting firms’ brands are grounded in their histories. But looking into their past reveals many stories of discrimination.
All for one?
Big new accountancy survey highlights the limitations in UK government’s approach to pay gap reporting.
A report into Dick Smith’s failure is damning.
Dick Smith used increasingly desperate strategies - but who knew and for how long?
Not convinced: Labor Senator and tax avoidance inquiry committee Chair Sam Dastyari says corporate tax cheats should be named and shamed by the tax office.
Behind the corporations legally avoiding paying tax are the big four accounting firms, helping them avoid transparency.
Going round in circles.
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Tesco switched its auditors from PwC to Deloitte – will it do anything to prevent future accounting scandals?
Bill Shorten faces some budget pressure too. His budget reply performance will be judged partly on whether he includes new substance.
Against the grim outlook of a continuing massive deficit, Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten are both seeking to frame the debate ahead of Treasurer Joe Hockey bringing down his second budget next week.
Opportunities in Asia and an increased focus on management consulting could see the Big Four bounce back from revenue slump.
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The revenue of Australia’s Big Four accounting firms has come under pressure as demand for traditional services such as auditing weakens. But a move into strategic consulting and the potential for more…
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The UK accountancy watchdog has barked. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined Deloitte & Touche £14 million for failures relating to the demise of MG Rover. The report says Deloitte was engaged…