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Government Relations

Political intelligence, Strategic advice and counsel, Analysis of government decision making, Analysis of public policy agenda, Political stakeholder mapping and audits, Lobbying and advocacy, Parliamentary and statutory inquiry submission preparation, Training for appearance before parliamentary and other statutory inquiries.

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Reputation Management

Brand image workshop, Stakeholder perception audit and analysis, Strategy and messaging development, Build corporate communications infrastructure, Corporate reputation strategy and campaign management, Campaign measurement and evaluation.

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Policy Development

Comprehensive policy research, Strategic advice, Targeted policy development, Stakeholder consultation, Monitoring implementation.

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Procurement and Tendering

Intelligence and analysis of tender opportunities, Stakeholder audits to ascertain potential for client products/services, Strategic product/service positioning during pre-tender phases, Market research, Preparation and development of tender documents and submissions.

About us

Cornerstone Group is a leading bi-partisan consultancy firm specialising in government relations, corporate and public affairs, issues and crisis management, procurement and tendering, foreign investment and market entry, public relations and corporate communications, reputation management, and litigation communications support.

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Latest articles and insights

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Return of Australian Parliament 2020 - Change in The Nationals and Greens

Last week we had a refreshing first sitting week of the year with political hostilities put on hold while all members of parliament came together

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James Cullen on Sky News First Edition: Parliament's return, Angus Taylor, sports grants affair, RBA Governor’s speech.

With the first major question time, it was interesting to see where Labor went, with so much that happened over the summer.

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Cornerstone’s Insights Forum hosts Australia’s political and policy leaders

Cornerstone as Australia’s leading bipartisan government relations and advocacy firm will again be hosting a series of Insight Forum events that bring together leading members of the Australian Government and the Opposition.

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Cornerstone Expands Sydney Office With Senior Appointment

We have appointed James Cullen as Senior Director - Government Relations in our Sydney office.

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Critical Minerals, Science and Technology Central To PM’s Trade Visit To USA

A commitment to growing stronger linkages in science and technology.

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Future Cornerstone Growth Assured by Appointment of General Manager and Business Development Director

Cornerstone Group Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of government and public affairs veteran Peter Fraser as General Manager and Business Development Director. Peter

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Cornerstone scoring for clients in Canberra

Cornerstone Founder and Director Joseph Tannous recently visited Canberra with former Kangaroo’s great and mortgage broker Steve “Beaver” Menzies, for discussions with a number of

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Ministerial Reshuffle Presents Business Opportunities

The ministerial reshuffle following the recent Federal election presents new opportunities for business. Particular areas to watch are government services, energy, industrial relations, defence industry,

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Cornerstone values

1. Responsible Business Practice

With leadership comes responsibility. We are meticulous in our approach to the ethical ethos and business practice of prospective clients because the trust we have earned across the entire Australian political landscape is an asset we value. Everything we do is designed to generate positive economic and societal outcomes that still meet commercial imperatives for government and our clients.

2. Trust and Transparency

Everyone on the Cornerstone team is passionate about the work they do for every client, on every project. Each and every one of us has backgrounds based in eclectic ambitions to change society for the better. Out of hours this is put into practice as we actively contribute to the communities we value being a part of.

3. Social Responsibility

We never lose sight of the fact that the achievements we help produce for our clients and the positive outcomes we strive for have direct flow-on effects, often for those who don’t have the political voice or capabilities to call for change. Better care of those in our society who need help the most means a better society for us all.

4. Professional Standards

Leaving the world a better place is not a platitude. It’s a fundamental requirement because the alternative is a stark reality. We fully comprehend the environmental and sustainability impacts of the outcomes our clients are looking to achieve and we factor that into the planning, directives and actions we instigate.

5. Teamwork

In local, state and federal arenas Cornerstone is at the forefront of helping organisations, enterprises, institutions and NFPs of all sizes achieve mutually beneficial legislative and public policy outcomes. This is a function of the broad experience, unique skill sets, track records and networking skills of the Cornerstone principals and the teams they lead.