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Government Relations

Government relations services cover Australia's federal government and its state and territory governments. Services include:


  • Legislative monitoring, tracking and analysis of political party policies, legislation that has been introduced to parliament, and potential changes to regulations that might impact your industry and business;

  • Lobbying members of federal and state parliaments, and government departments to influence outcomes to proposed policies, legislation and regulations that might impact your industry and business;

  • Issue Coalition Building by establishing industry associations and building coalitions to support you in your lobbying effort;

  • Parliamentary Inquiry Assitance to support you in development of submissions to parliamentary inquiries, and preparation of executives prior to appearances before parliamentary inquiries, and all necessary support during appearances before parliamentary inquiries;

  • Political Polling and Campaigning where building broader community support is necessary to influence the policy agenda.

International Trade and Investment

International trade and investment services include:

  • Market Entry research and strategy development, including identification of business partners, distribution channels, or M&A targets in Australia and China;

  • Foreign Investment Approval Programs for foreign companies seeking to make direct investments into Australia;

  • China Market Access Strategies to support your efforts to gain entry and / or government approval for your company and products or services in China.

Reputation Management and Stakeholder Engagement

Reputation management and stakeholder engagement services include a range of tactics and activities to support clients to achieve their business and communications objectives. Among these are:

  • Public and Media Relations to assist with communications with key stakeholders. Tactics include organising events such as public conferences and seminars, to media roundtables and press conferences, placing opinion articles in newspapers, to full-blown media campaigns and social media engagement;

  • Issues and Crisis Management Services, from development of issue and crisis monitoring systems and processes, design of crisis management systems and processes to management of all communications during a "hot" crisis, and post-crisis brand recovery services;

  • Litigation Support Services provide communications support for your organisation during a parliamentary inquiry, coronial inquest, or during a court case.


Training services cover:

  • Public Speaking Training for executives, including assistance with message development and speech writing;

  • Media Skills Development Training for executives, including assistance with message development and tailored training for print, radio and TV interviews;

  • Crisis Management Training for your senior management team. The best way to ensure your team is crisis-ready is to put them through their paces during a real-time and realistic scenario drill at least annually. 

For more information about my services and how I can best assist your organisation, contact me via the links at the bottom of this page for a confidential discussion about your needs.

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