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The investment panel at the ACBC Food & Agribusiness Summit 2016 - left to right: David Watson (Austrade), Alistair Nicholas (Powell Tate), Doug Fergusson (KPMG), and Meredith Paynter (King & Wood Mallesons)
December 20, 2016
Chinese companies investing in Australia cannot assume that all they need is federal government approval for an investment to succeed. They also need to “obtain...
Image by Abdullah Khan
December 15, 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) has burst onto the business scene, lauded as a technology advancement that will enable greater efficiencies, personalisation, accuracy and precision. AI has...
He has a nose for post-truth phenomenon. (photo by Sabin Paul Croce via Flickr.)
December 13, 2016
A few weeks ago Oxford Dictionaries announced that its word of the year for 2016 was “post-truth”. This got me thinking about the implications for...
They make return trips too - container ship departing Shanghai Port (photo by Cliff via Flickr)
November 24, 2016
Considerable ink is currently being spilled on whether Donald Trump will reverse his position on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement after he assumes the...
Photo attributed to: Torkild Retvedt
November 21, 2016
The paradox that personal data is more valuable to those who collect and store it than it is for the individuals about whom it relates...
Weber Shandwick - Powell Tate panel discuss the US election outcome
November 18, 2016
A panel of senior executives from the Washington office of Weber Shandwick - Powell Tate recently discussed the communications implications and lessons of the US...
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November 11, 2016
China policy experts David Kelly, Philippa Jones and Erlend Ek spoke today on China and the world in the wake of the surprise US presidential...
Image: Movember Australia
November 3, 2016
This week Shadow Treasurer (and former Minister) Chris Bowen reminded Powell Tate Australia that we had been extremely critical of his recent beard. Indeed we...
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October 28, 2016
People are becoming increasingly curious about their food – both where it comes from, and what has gone into it – and want to understand...
Image Credit: Fredrik Rubensson
October 21, 2016
Accusations of anticompetitive behaviour and misuse of market power rarely make it into weekend barbeque conversation. Today’s analysis by the Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh...