The alternative to butting heads in business

The alternative to butting heads in business

When innovation meets convention in business contracts, the fur can sometimes fly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Today we welcome David Watt, Senior Consultant at Mia, to discuss the concept of mediation as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

There is a real buzz around the ICT sector at the moment regarding a renewed conversation on innovation – whether surrounding business models, technology, or collaboration, funding and digital business.

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Ewaste Industry Shakeup

Ewaste Industry Shakeup

Ewaste industry shakeup-: Government’s tough action against pollution poses challenge for recyclers.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Australia’s ewaste system is 10 years behind Europe, Asia and the United States. Our e-waste is simply tossed in with the rest of the household rubbish, to clutter up landfill and gradually leach chemicals into the surrounding environment.

How big a problem is ewaste?

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The Opportunity of Exporting to China

The Opportunity of Exporting to China

Since signing the China Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) in Canberra on 17 June 2015, many Australian companies are considering exporting to China for the first time.

The agreement takes effect from 1 January 2016 and many have predicted this will represent a major boost for the Australian economy, as China is our biggest trading partner.

It is especially significant for industries such as agriculture which have been disadvantaged in the past because they have had to compete for trade against nations who have had a Foreign Trader Agreement in place.

What does it mean for your business?

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Avetta Global Supply Chain Management System is now in Australia and growing rapidly

In a recent post we discussed contractor prequalification.  One of the problems we identified was the struggle for companies to monitor and manage their supply chains and take care of the contractor screening process. This has led to the emergence of Contractor management systems which help companies monitor and manage their supply chains.

One of the biggest of these is Avetta (formerly PICS), which is a global business which now has a presence in Australia.

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