Australia: Queensland tightens procurement net

31 July, 2017: From September, the Queensland Government will narrow its procurement net to heavily favour suppliers within the state. The state’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, revealed her government’s new multi-billion-dollar Queensland Procurement Strategy and Policy (QPP) on 29 July. The announcement came after Cabinet agreed the State Government would no longer be constrained or bound by free trade agreements that have seen jobs go off-shore or interstate.