5. EU criticises new Australian Government procurement guidelines. Community benefits/social considerations, Australian style.
My good friends Steve Schooner and Dan Gordon from George Washington University published a very interesting piece about the legal issues surrounding the lease of the Trump Hotel near the White House.
The Post Office Lease differs from many of Mr. Trump’s other business arrangements. That’s because, in writing the contract, the federal and D.C. governments determined, in advance, that elected officials could play no role in this lease arrangement. The contract language is clear: “No ... elected official of the Government of the United States ... shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom...”
Uh-oh. Let's wait for the tweet from the President-Elect.