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Defence Trade Controls Act – Review

The Department of Defence has appointed Dr Vivienne Thom AM to conduct an independent review of the Defence Trade Controls ACT 2012.  The review will look to examine if the Act is adequately safeguarding national defence capability and preventing trade and collaboration that could unknowingly advance military capabilities of potential adversaries. Initial submissions have closed, however…

US Lifts ZTE EAR Ban

As a result of EAR (Export Administration Regulations) non-compliance issues, ZTE was banned from purchasing American parts.  After 3 months the US Commerce Department has lifted the ban at the urging of US President Donald Trump, removing sanctions that had crippled the Chinese telecommunications giant who is the countries second largest telecommunications equipment producer. However having the ban…

ITAR/EAR 12 Compliance Steps

Mondaq recently published an article by Gregory Husisian about the twelve compliance steps every multi-national corporation should undertake in light of recent Trump administration enforcement activity. Over the last month, regulators with the Trump administration sent a loud message to companies subject to US jurisdiction: Enforcement of laws governing international activities is alive and well…

Export privileges denied to Chinese Telecom company

This week saw the activation of a denial order by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on the Chinese Telecommunications Company ZTE. This marks a significant moment, showing the punch BIS is willing to exert in this market area. As reported on the Commerce.gov website, “Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. today announced…

ISO31000 Risk Management Conference – Dubai 2017

Goal Group member, Michael McLean, presented at the ISO31000 Risk Management Conference, held in Dubai in September 2017. The 6th international Conference on the ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard in Dubai follows the successful annual conferences in Paris 2012, Toronto 2013, New York 2014, Cape Town 2015 and in Dubai 2016. The event is organized by GME31000…

Australia to be a major defence exporter?

As reported in The Sydney Morning Herald on 29th January 2018, Australia is set to become on of the world’s top 10 defence exported under an ambitious $3.8 billion government plan. “The new defence export strategy to be released by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday aims to put Australia on par with major arms-exporting…

ITAR Challenges for SMEs

A Defence Connect article has highlighted challenges faced by SMEs when it comes to the complexities associated with Defence export controls. While some SMEs have an awareness of their responsibilities for managing controlled technology, most operate without a full understanding of the repercussions of mishandling controlled technology.  Complexities of the legislation, constantly evolving guidance on managing military…

Optimising Quality Management Systems

Our good friend and colleague Michael McLean, along with Peter Fisher, are presenting a workshop on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at Toowoomba Sports Ground. This FREE practical, hands-on workshop has been designed to assist your business to “optimise” its systems documentation: to not only reduce compliance and procedure costs, but build a more robust and…

Project and Program Management

Goal’s beginnings are deep in project and program management. Our founding Principals had long careers in government and defence programs and took that experience into initially development of training, coaching and mentoring products and now into a suite or project and program management products and services. Highly Experienced Program & Project Managers   Goal Group’s...

Lean or Six Sigma Thinking

Goal prides itself on the ability to consistently deliver superior results across different industries. This is due to the fundamental understanding of lean principles rather than lean tools.  The principles of lean thinking were developed in the Toyota Motor Corporation and Goal members have been able to adapt these principles to a number of industries,...

Engineering

The Goal Group offers professional services in structural, civil and mechanical engineering and is able to undertake any sized project from concept design to construction and project management. A broad base of skills, highly qualified engineers and experienced drafting personnel allow flexibility in the approach to design and ensures that the needs of individual clients...

Design and Media Services

We draw on a team of expert graphic designers and visual stylists, photographers, directors, audio and lighting professionals to create an individualised, professional image for any business in print, online or video and to suit any budget. Our team all come with an extensive background in marketing, graphic design, filming, editing and live television. Graphic Design...

Coaching and Mentoring

Our coaching philosophy is simple, if you can engage your natural strengths to achieve your goals and ambitions, either at work or at home, you will be happier in what you do. Being happy will enhance your ability and increase your capacity to achieve. Our coaching programs help you develop the tools you need to...

Change Management

A great solution and a well managed project are not enough to ensure the success of a project.  It is a common misconception that 'A great solution + effective management = project success'.  However the missing piece of this equation is Change Management. Managing the human side of change is key to meeting objectives. Why change...

Assurance and Risk Management

The management of risk and implementation of robust corporate governance has become an increasingly important aspect of global business.  While many companies are required by law, regulations or stakeholders to apply these processes and procedures, even more elect to do so as part of a successful business strategy.  Our aim is to leverage expertise and...

Goal selected to provide ITAR/EAR Training

  Defence Export Controls is conducting an outreach program to cover the requirements exporters must meet when exporting goods and technology that are controlled, have a potential military end use or could be used in a weapon of mass destruction program. This is a 2 day program and Goal Professional Services have been selected to…

Hunter – Lean Manufacturing Cluster

Meeting to be held at the premises of: Australian Industry Group Suite, ‘Nautilos Apartments”, 265 Wharf Road, Newcastle Guest Speaker – Goal Group member Michael McLean, McLean Management Consultants Agenda A debrief on Mike’s recent visit to the Lockheed-Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter F-35 assembly facility in Dallas Texas courtesy of Varley’s, and implications for Australian…

AIDN and AI Group sign MoUs with AIAD

  The Australian Industry & Defence Network Incorporated (AIDN) and Australian Industry Group (AI Group) have both signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defence and Security AIAD. In the presence of Italian Minister of Defense, Sen. Roberta Pinotti, Italian Ambassador in Australia H.E. Pier Francesco Zazo and the Italian Navy Chief…

Defence Export Controls Training

Defence Export Controls Outreach Program Defence Export Controls is conducting an outreach program to cover the requirements exporters must meet when exporting goods and technology that are controlled, have a potential military end use or could be used in a weapon of mass destruction program. This year we have visited Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, with…

e-Learning Pros and Cons

e-Learning advantages and disadvantages are important to consider when organisations and individuals are making learning decisions. Many organisations provide different forms of training and instruction to their employees. Typically they provide training by sending people to external courses, holding in-house training classes, or providing manuals and self-study guides. In some situations it is advantageous for them to…

AIDN Annual Dinner

A prestigious dinner in recognition and celebration of the Australian Industry & Defence Network achievements over the past 22 years. The 10th AIDN National Young Achiever Award will also be presented. We would like to take this opportunity to demonstrate AIDN National’s membership capability, our commitment as a key participant in support of the Defence…

Disposal Capability

Demonstrating the power of teaming, Goal has gathered key industry players together to cater for the many large-scale disposal activities that arise when significant fleet of assets have reached the end of their economic life. The Goal Group Disposals team offers disposal capabilities for large and small assets fleets and includes the top disposal experts…

P3O® Frequently Asked Questions

What is P3O? Portfolio Programme and Project Offices (P3O) is the latest guidance from AXELOS Limited, part of its Best Management Practice suite. A P3O model provides a decision enabling/delivery support structure for all change initiatives within an organisation. This may be provided through a single permanent office which may exist under several different names e.g., Portfolio…

MSP® Frequently Asked Questions

What is MSP? Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) is definitive guidance in managing inter-related projects as a coordinated programme of business change in order to manage risks and realise benefits more effectively. MSP is widely adopted in the public and private sectors, and developed by a consortium of over 100 organisations including from within services industries….

MoV® Frequently Asked Questions

What is MoV? Management of Value (MoV) is a collection of good practice in value management.  Value management as a discipline has been in existence for over 60 years.  It’s origins were in manufacturing during the Second World War, when industry had to find ways to produce more with fewer resources.  Value management covers the…

Fast Facts – Project Management

  Is project management important? The world as a whole spends (2010) nearly USD10 trillion of its USD40.7 trillion gross product on projects of all kinds More than sixteen million people regard project management as their profession Anecdotal evidence suggests that at least three times as many people use project management disciplines in their regular…

Course Selection Advice

AXELOS Limited develops and maintains a broad range of personal and organisational competency enhancing methods such as PRINCE2 and MSP, which it collectively calls Best Management Practice.  The APM Group (APMG) manage an accreditation framework for these methods on behalf of AXELOS Limited. The number of providers of courses in these methods in Australia has risen in…

Disposal Capability

Demonstrating the power of teaming, Goal has gathered key industry players together to cater for the many large-scale disposal activities that arise when significant fleet of assets have reached the end of their economic life. The Goal Group Disposals team offers disposal capabilities for large and small assets fleets and includes the top disposal experts…