Brown Falconer

Communication, Autonomy and Initiative

24 March 2020

Brown Falconer is in the process of transitioning all staff to remote working. Mario Dreosti emphasises the importance of open communication and sharing both the knowns and the unknowns as essential to building trust, autonomy and initiative.  

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Harper review – response

Australian Government Response to the Competition Policy Review

2 December 2015

An update on the Australian Government’s response to the “Harper Review” into competition policy.

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SA Survey Findings

South Australian Snapshot

8 April 2020

The ACA – SA committee has completed a survey and organised a series of three broader roundtable video conferences to gauge member practice responses and experiences in the pandemic conditions currently in play. Very consistent themes emerged across all practices large and small. 

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Roundtable Discussion - Novation

Builders and Architects Have Their Say

29 May 2019

Architects and builders talked novation at a recent roundtable discussion in South Australia, agreeing that early, meaningful collaboration and communication can only lead to better outcomes. Mario Dreosti recaps the main points of the discussion.

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ACA – SA roundtable discussion

SA Small Business Roundtable

7 August 2019

The SA branch's latest roundtable covered the successes and pressures of running a small business. Mario Dreosti recaps the main points.

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Unfair contracts

Unfair Contract Terms

10 May 2015

The Federal Treasury has committed to extending unfair contract protections to small businesses. Mario Dreosti provides an overview. 

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Quality and Culture

Quality Outcomes and a Culture Shift

15 April 2019

Architects and building certifiers found much common ground at a recent roundtable discussion in South Australia. Mario Dreosti reviews the main points, including the current appetite for increased speed and reduced cost over quality, and the importance of professional culture in effecting change.

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Harper Review

Harper Review

11 April 2015

Mario Dreosti outlines the sections of the Competition Policy Review that are of immediate relevance to the profession.

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