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New heads of amalgamated Government departments announced

At the beginning of May, a shake up of the WA public sector was announced. Government Relations team explain. 

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The Politics Of Energy And Why Free Markets Aren’t Always Best

We’ve seen energy mentioned a lot in the media lately, particularly since South Australia’s February blackout. But do you understand the crisis? Director Richard Harris explains.

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Public sector shake up the big news under a new government

In a speech to CEDA last year, Mark McGowan said a Labor-led government would cut back the public service. Account Manager Renee Wilkinson tells us what these changes might look like should Labor win government next month.

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Are you talking to me? Getting community consultation right the first time

Failure to adequately engage with stakeholder and local communities can have disastrous results. Account Manager Renee Wilkinson shows us how to get it right. 

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Ways to engage with Government during caretaker period

For organisations wanting to meet and engage with Government, the caretaker period can be a time of opportunity. Account Manager Renee Wilson lists the ways to engage with politicians during the lead up to the WA Election.

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Taking a healthy interest

The public health system is the largest source of annual spending in the WA Government budget. What do our political parties have planned for this Department's future? Account manager Michael Cairnduff explains. 

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How To Build Relationships With Government

Make hay while the sun shines… build relationships with government before you need them. Government relations consultant Grace Carpenter looks at the first steps to building an effective government engagement plan.

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A Social Licence to Operate

Getting a permit to build and operate a project is not just about submitting a completed form to the regulator or local council and expecting it to be ticked off, Richard Harris and Chantal Hartstone explain.

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Update on the WA Nationals

The big news in WA politics in recent weeks is the return of Brendon Grylls as WA Nationals leader and his bold new plan to impose a $5 levy on BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto for each tonne of iron they produce, up from 25 cents.

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Who is the new Federal Resources Minister?

He may have only become a politician two years ago, but Matt Canavan now holds one of the most important portfolios in the Australian Government. Astrid Serventy, Associate Director explains. 

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Don't pick winners - play the field

The saying that “a week is a long time in politics” holds true in the lead up to elections. 

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A Short History Of Political Party Branding – Liberals

In the lead up to the federal election, Director Jamie Wilkinson looked at how the Liberals have branded themselves over the last 50 years.

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A Short History Of Political Party Branding - ALP

In the first of an occasional series, Director Jamie Wilkinson examines how Australian political branding has changed over the last five decades.

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Doing business with government

Associate Director Astrid Serventy shares some top tips for doing business with government.

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Communicating your Project

Getting community and government support for new business projects is becoming more difficult. Government Relations Director, Richard Harris discusses what makes a good communication strategy. 

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Government Asset Sales

At a recent breakfast event, Government’s Executive Director, Strategic Projects & Asset Sales, Richard Mann provided an update on the status of current sale projects in WA.

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End of Year Strategy Planning for Government Relations

As this year draws to a close, it is worth taking stock of your government relations strategy for 2016 and beyond. 

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Industry Welcomes Federal Resources Minister to WA

Cannings Purple enjoyed breakfast with new Federal Minister Josh Frydenberg for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia this week along with leading industry officials.

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