Governments can choose to spend money in ways that support climate change policy, including a shift to electric vehicle fleets.
New Zealand is introducing new procurement rules to better link government spending with climate change policy. The first target is to reduce emissions profile of the government's vehicle fleet.
Indigenous culture doesn’t necessarily measure personal and policy success the same way as non-Indigenous politcians and bureaucrats.
Indigenous procurement policies are kicking goals, but who for?
The Queensland government spends more than A$14 billion on essential goods and services, on top of a further A$4 billion of capital expenditure used to build and maintain infrastructure assets such as roads, schools and hospitals.
The Buy Queensland strategy has questionable economic logic and also explicitly contravenes a number of Australia's international trade obligations.
As the curtain falls on the year, one of the most powerful players in the new parliament looks back on his successes.
New government procurement rules negotiated into the ABCC bill by Nick Xenophon are set to favour local Australian steel producers over their Chinese rivals.
Changes to construction material requirements from negotiations on the ABCC will give Australian steelmakers a chance to step-up.
The government’s political play on submarines could backfire.
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