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Bureaucrats forced to come clean on consulting spend

It is expected to reduce administration and tendering efforts across departments and increase transparency through improved data and reporting. The new reporting requirements will begin by July 2021, starting with spending on financial management advisory services.

“The government has introduced new rules to require reporting on the total spend on contracts and consultancies from the 2020-21 year onwards, as well as to report the amount spent on the largest such contracts, to ensure consistency across all agencies,” Senator Cormann said.

Government agencies will also have to standardise the way they report on their spending on consultants and contractors in their annual reports.

The big four consulting firms booked more than $600 million in federal government contracts last financial year, with KPMG outpacing rivals to take about a third of the spend.

Defence was the biggest spender, entering into contracts worth $286 million with the big four in 2019-20. This was

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Business owner launches products to help minimise breakouts and clean makeup brushes in one minute


By Carina Stathis For Daily Mail Australia

10:47 03 Oct 2020, updated 10:47 03 Oct 2020

  • Karla Roccuzzo launched her beauty brand With Karla on September 24
  • The brand sells two scented sprays and a base towel to clean makeup brushes 
  • Karla said she was surprised how many people don’t clean their makeup tools 
  • Cleaning brushes is essential to minimise breakouts and extend the brush life
  • The products clean any type of makeup brush in one minute or less 
  • The $56.95 bundle packages sold out in less than 72 hours after launching 

A 27-year-old Australian makeup artist with nine years of industry experience has launched a beauty business selling two scented sprays and a base towel to clean makeup brushes in one minute or less.

Karla Roccuzzo, from Melbourne, launched her brand With Karla last week on Thursday September 24 and the $56.95 bundle package containing both products sold out

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Clean Energy ETF (PBW) Hits a 52-Week High

For investors looking for momentum, Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF PBW is probably a suitable pick. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up 169% from its 52-week low price of $22.20/share.

Let’s take a look at the fund and its near-term outlook to gain an insight into where it might be headed:

PBW in Focus

The fund is based on the WilderHill Clean Energy Index. The index is composed of stocks of companies that are publicly traded in the United States and engaged in the business of advancement of cleaner energy and conservation. It has AUM of $868.9 million and charges expense ratio of 70 basis points.

Why the Move?

The space has been hitting headlines these days for several reasons. Increasingly, big corporations are making or promising investments in achieving the most coveted carbon neutral status. Also, the green energy space has been a hot discussion

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NJBPU approves PSE&G’s $1B Clean Energy Future proposal

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future proposal Wednesday, clearing the way for the state’s largest utility to commit $1 billion toward energy efficiency investments over the next three years.

PSE&G said in an announcement on the investment’s approval that it’s expected to provide environmental benefits and reduce customer bills while creating jobs and boosting New Jersey’s economy.

PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future proposal aligns with Gov. Phil Murphy’s commitment to clean energy.

“Today’s decision will allow us to bring the benefits of energy efficiency to every customer and give them options to reduce their energy use, save money and shrink their carbon footprint,” said PSEG Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph Izzo in a prepared statement. “New Jersey now has the opportunity to be at the forefront of clean energy policy and be a role model for the nation.”

The $1 billion plan includes

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Eleven-year-old entrepreneur’s soap business set to clean up

Shakylah Sampson, with her mum Kristiann, have created a range of New Zealand-made soaps.

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Shakylah Sampson, with her mum Kristiann, have created a range of New Zealand-made soaps.

Eleven-year-old Shakylah Sampson has always had an entrepreneurial streak.

The Waimea Intermediate pupil has tried out a few business ideas, including selling mystery boxes and making candles. But it’s her latest venture that looks set to clean up.

Shakylah has launched a soap business, Aesthetic Soaps NZ, from the kitchen in her Richmond home.

Her range, made by adding mica powder and fragrance oil to soap base, includes vanilla and honey, kawakawa and goat’s milk, and watermelon. She pours the mix into moulds to create different shapes, including an ice lolly creation that looks good enough to eat.

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Shakylah’s mum Kristiann Sampson

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