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Has there ever been a more important time to be monitoring new and emerging risks to your organisation? Perhaps it is becoming one of 2020’s most overused words that we are living in “unprecedented” times. The emergence of the global coronavirus pandemic this year has forced every organisation to review its business continuity plan and […]

Question: Why did the thief rob the bank?Answer: Because that’s where the money is. In this situation, the thief understood enough about his market to know where to find the money! It’s important for an organisation to have a solid understanding of where the money is in their own market segment before they can maximise […]

Posted on 1 April 2020 In this time of uncertainty, many providers have been concerned about how COVID-19 will affect the rollout of planned NDIS audits. The NDIS Commission has recognised that both providers and auditing bodies may experience significant disruption, which will impact on audit engagement activities. The NDIS Commission recently issued advice recognising […]

We have seen recently World Vision Australia reported on ABC news, with a staffer suspended pending investigation into an alleged conflict of interest, with the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) saying that World Vision brushed off reports of corruption. The articles describe allegations wherein the father of a senior employee was engaged to advise on the […]

Different roles and situations in life require us to speak a different language. The most obvious that comes to mind is when we travel or communicate with someone whose first language is different to ours. The less obvious is when the language doesn’t change but you enter into a different area that has its own […]

Coronavirus, stock exchange losses, countries going in to lockdown, businesses being shut down, stock shortages in the shopping centres. We live in unprecedented times with the business models of decades’ old organisations quite literally changing overnight. The radical changes we have seen over the past few weeks have demonstrated the speed at which market dynamics […]

Posted on 26 March 2020   Over the last months CBB has been supporting organisations across South Australia to learn more about the Information, Linkage and Capacity Building (ILC) grant opportunities through webinars and workshops. In our ILC Ready one on one support program we have assisted 20 organisations to identify needs in their communities, […]

Former Director of the FBI Robert S. Mueller, III, made the famous quote that: “There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.” And others have since moved to suggest that the quote should now be: “There are only two types of companies: those that have […]

Posted on 6 March 2020   NDIA’s ILC Investment Strategy has funding secured for Information, Linkage and Capacity Building (ILC) projects until 2022 and it’s time for another round of ILC grants. The Individual Capacity Building (ICB) grant (round two) is expected to open for applications in just two weeks. Applications will close on the […]

  At this stage of the financial year, the thought of planning the financial year ahead has probably crossed your mind. If your organisation has a formal planning process that is in place for the start of every calendar year, you may have started planning already. Before we go into planning mode, or agonise about […]