Supply chain management and the importance of ethical procurement practices

    In the latest episode episode of the ASIAL Security Insider Podcast, we speak with Chris Delaney, ASIAL Industrial Relations Advisor and Peter Strong, CEO, COSBOA (Council of Small Business Organisations Australia), about the importance of ethical procurement practices when procuring security services.

    What are the key ingredients to ethical procurement practices? Do we have the right balance? What role should government play? What are the issues faced by small business when it comes to procurement? What are the penalties for non-compliance and how do we improvement procurement practices?

    About the guest speakers

    Peter Strong is the CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia and has been in this role since June 2010. The role requires advocacy for the Small Business community and representation of issues from members to politicians and government agencies.

    Peter participates in various advisory groups to the Australian government including: Chairman of Treasury’s Business Advisory Forum on Standard Business Reporting (SBR); a Board member of the SBR Board; a member of the Australian Tax Commissioners small business advisory group; member of the ATO’s specialist advisory group on the GST; the ACCC’s small business advisory forum; the Business Advisory Forum for ASIC; various business related groups with Prime Minister & Cabinet, Treasury, DFAT and the Department of Innovation.

    Chris Delaney is a highly regarded Employee Relations professional with over 40 years’ experience in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Chris has held senior executive Industrial Relations positions with Nestle & BHP. He has represented ASIAL and its members in the 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards and many matters before the Fair Work Commission and other Industrial tribunals. He is also a regular contributor to the Security Insider Magazine and has presented at the 2017 Security Exhibition and Conference alongside the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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    The podcast duration is 52 minutes and 22 seconds.