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  • 101 of Corporate Affairs

    Recently I had the opportunity to reflect on advice to a large multi-national firm looking to set up in Australia. With a communications team but no local corporate affairs function, they wanted to look at local ways to enhance, shape and protect their reputation – particularly with government, their most significant Australian stakeholder. 
  • NEW E-book 📔

    I’ve written an ebook. It’s an intro to the type of work the Advocacy School aims to do connecting organisations with government, covering three pillars to great government partnerships.

    The free e-book explains why getting the pitch right means finding a way to work with decision makers to get what you want - how to ask, when to ask, who to ask it of and most importantly, what the ask should look and sound like - credible and authentic.

  • The gladhanding *could* do you some good

    One of the interesting ‘inside’ aspects of politics is the process of organizing those visits you see on TV. You know the ones – where the pollie i...
  • Announcing: webinar

    I'm following up my presentation at the Australian Regional Development Conference today with a little webinar featuring my six top tools to access...
  • The five lessons I've learnt from a year in business

    It’s coming up on a year since I took the plunge and went out on my own. I’ve built a team with the lovely Matt Evans, worked with some phenomenal ...
  • Please, disagree with me

    Post election, a close friend was talking to me recently about political accountability. The 24 hour media cycle has made many of our pollies so te...
  • Government partnerships in a new policy world

    Last week I made some predictions on the election and boy was I wrong. I’d guessed Labor to pick up six-odd Coalition seats – not a whitewash, bu...
  • Three reasons lobbying is a dying art

    Lobbying is a dying industry. I said this last week and I know it might upset some of my friends in the industry (sorry not sorry) – but I firmly b...