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The Buy Queensland strategy breaks international trade deals

  • Written by Giovanni Di Lieto, Lecturer, Bachelor of International Business, Monash Business School, Monash University

The Queensland government’s new controversial procurement strategy stacks the deck of public tenders against interstate and international suppliers, and is illegitimate under Australia’s free trade agreements.

The strategy, Buy Queensland, is set to start next month. It will apply to all public agencies, statutory bodies and...