12th Annual New Caledonia Business Forum

Our CEO, Steve Abson, was invited to speak at this major bilateral business event of the year which was held in Brisbane on 14th October, 2016 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

In attendance at the event was the Hon Philippe Germain, President of the New Caledonia Government. It was the first time a President of the New Caledonia Government has attended this event. The Australian Government was represented by Mr Richard Sisson, Assistant Secretary, Pacific Bilateral and New Zealand Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

You can access the event handbook here.

National Transport Commission

IAQ were invited to attend a land transport regulation 2040 workshop in Brisbane on 2 November 2016, run by NTC Australia.  The discussion was rich with ideas and NTC found the opportunity to engage with so many analytical thinkers and viewpoints invaluable. Please find here a PDF of the slide pack used on the day.

2016-17 Queensland Budget Highlights

On 14 June 2016, The Treasurer, Hon. Curtis Pitt, delivered the 2016-17 state budget for Queensland. Click here to see the highlights.

Brisbane Metro Subway System

On 25 May 2016 IAQ attended an Industry Briefing on the Brisbane Metro Subway System, presented by Brisbane City Council. Click here to see the presentation.

State Infrastructure Plan

The much anticipated State Infrastructure Plan was released in March 2016.

IAQ created an Info-graphic to highlight the key points from the plan and a Media Statement.

To provide our members with greater insights into the reforms & priorities in the State Infrastructure Plan, please download a copy of our white paper here.

In June 2015, IAQ released a paper which covers the project governance arrangements proposed by the Queensland Government:

Also in June 2015 IAQ welcomed the release of the Delivering an Infrastructure Plan for Queensland Directions Paper which acknowledges the vital role that Infrastructure Investment plays in economic growth and employment opportunities. The Directions Paper outlines a process that culminates in the release of the State Infrastructure Plan in early 2016. Here is IAQ’s response to the Directions Paper:

Early 2015, IAQ received correspondence from the Premier of Queensland, Mr Campbell Newman addressing the change of Chairman and our involvement in the 2014 Business Advisory Forum: