Will Amazon dominate government procurement?

As online retail giant Amazon sets up its Australian operations, serious concerns have emerged in the US about its potential dominance of Federal Government purchasing. The new US National Defense Authorization Act, which has been passed by the House of Representatives and is currently before the Senate, will move Defense Department purchasing to unspecified ‘online […]

Canberra backs industry-led Cloud Code

By Julian Bajkowski The Rudd government’s new Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy, Senator Kate Lundy has publicly backed the creation of a new Cloud Consumer Protocol by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for retail purchasers less than a week after formal guidance for government buyers was released by the Attorney General’s Department. Senator Lundy […]

Turnbull declares transfer pricing laws an online revenue dud

By Julian Bajkowski In a strong sign that bipartisan support is mounting for a crackdown on transfer pricing tax schemes, Opposition Communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has come out swinging against multinational technology companies that generate billions of dollars of revenue in Australia but pay proportionally miniscule amounts of tax here through transfer pricing arrangements. The […]


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