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2018 local government election update

Initial counts were conducted yesterday and overnight and while there is still much counting to go in the bigger councils, there are already some key results and take-outs.  Pleasingly, turnout was up to over 58 per cent state-wide (the second highest on record), reflecting strong voter interest in local government.  Outside of Hobart, there has been some significant changes…

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Ministerial reshuffle

Following the revelations about a personal relationship developing between Minister Sarah Courtney and her Departmental Secretary Dr John Whittington, the Premier has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle in order to avoid any perception of a conflict of interest.  The inquiry by Mr Damian Bugg QC found that while Ms Courtney breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct in…

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Two of Tasmania’s top communications professionals join Font PR

Two of Tasmania’s top political strategists and communications professionals, the two Brads – Brad Stansfield and Brad Nowland have joined the state’s leading public relations firm, Font PR as Partners.  Font PR Managing Director, Becher Townshend said the ‘two Brads’ would significantly expand the firm’s business presence in Tasmania and interstate, taking the business, which is recognised for its leadership…

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The power of communities to create real change

By Senior Consultant Lucinda Szczypior As a mum, the recent spike in meningococcal cases in Tasmania tears at my heart strings and frightens me to the core.    However, the one positive I take away from all the heartbreaking personal stories, community protest and subsequent media coverage, is that we as a community have the power to create change.  With a relatively small…

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From Russia with love: Putin’s World Cup

By Graduate Consultant David Abbott As my body clock slowly returned from MSK (Moscow Time) after many long nights on the couch glued to the television for the FIFA World Cup held across Russia in June and July, I was able to apply a different lens to the latest edition of the greatest sporting event on earth.  During…

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