It’s no secret that the world is changing very quickly in the modern digital world, and that fact applies to every aspect of our lives, both individually as well as in the business world. That basic concept is the basis of a great new book called Exponential Organisations by Salim Ismail, which describes how two…
Work Health and Safety procedures that are designed to comply with WHS regulations aren’t optional. If you have a conscience and care about the health and safety of your employees, then this article is for you.
Compliance problems can bring down a business almost as quickly and completely as the controlled demolition of a building, leaving nothing but rubble and destruction behind. This might sound overly dramatic, but it’s essentially true. Compliance regulations come from government, licensing organisations, industry associations, and other bodies which can directly control the way your business…
For independent auditors and compliance consultants, taking on larger volumes of work can be difficult without the right people and processes to make it work. In a competitive environment, establishing a niche client base that can trust your services is essential.
Peak bodies and industry associations are facing ever-changing and demanding compliance responsibilities. New laws, codes and regulations are making the compliance landscape ever more complex. Jurisdictions and mandatory inspection schedules are also increasing, adding pressure on already limited compliance resources.
On June 21, a bus carrying passengers from a P&O cruise ship on an excursion in Vanuatu crashed into a local bus, injuring 12 of the Australian vacationers and killing 3 locals. According to at least one law firm, the cruise passengers are in a strong position to sue, which could result in P&O having to pay out a “considerable sum”. Apparently P&O had the passengers sign legal waivers which attempted to limit the liability of the cruise line for actions of their agents onshore, something which is reportedly unenforceable under the Australian Consumer Law.
Even if your business has never exported before, it may be considering doing so now in the wake of ChAFTA. The opportunity for up to a billion new customers is just too great to pass up in most cases, especially with tariffs being relaxed across so many industries. If your business is contemplating getting into the export game, or just expanding into the Chinese market, there are many additional risks that it will take on in the process. Here are 10 things to consider, in order to manage those risks effectively and grow your exporting business. In this article we examine the potential risks in exporting and how to minimise them using an effective auditing system.
Your brand is your reputation, and your reputation determines your success. This is even more important when considering exporting to foreign nations, as the risks to brands being tarnished are harder to mitigate, and can ultimately be more harmful. A global reputation for poor products is obviously more difficult to repair than a national reputation. In this article, we look at ways SMEs can protect their brand and reputation when exporting, with attention on exporting to China.
The historic ChAFTA free trade agreement will positively affect many industries in Australia, and the dairy industry may be among the top beneficiaries of the deal. Financial analysts are claiming that the Australian dairy industry is entering a new, and the “mining boom” of recent years is expected to be rivaled by the coming “dining boom” as China’s demand for dairy products continues to grow rapidly.
Today we look at the possibilities for dairy under ChAFTA and the necessity of auditing for success.
Australia is one of modern China’s oldest trading partners, having jumped into the opportunity when China opened its first “special economic zone” in 1979. Since then, the trade ties between the two countries have only grown stronger, and Australia is recognised by local consumers as having a “clean and green” food environment with high quality products and brands.
Market feedback in China has shown that consumers are interested in many different products from Australian suppliers, including wheat and barley. However, market access for Australian agribusiness products to the mainland Chinese market remains a significant issue, as it’s generally easier for processed foods and wine to access the market, even under ChAFTA.
In this article, we look at the necessity of auditing for grain exporters, in light of ChAFTA and its opportunities.