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 will lead the Sydney office and take responsibility for driving new business. Peter will also provide strategic advice on government relations, public affairs, reputation management, and issues and crisis management […]
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 Federal Government Ministers regarding financial sector policies in the wake of the Haines Banking Royal Commission. Here they are outside Parliament House with rugby league tragic and Deputy Prime Minister […]
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, health and indigenous affairs. It is reasonable to say Australian markets and the Australian electorate were, generally, not expecting the Morrison Government to be re-elected on 18 May. This was […]
The machinery of government and how to influence policy after the 2019 federal election were key subjects of discussion during a recent Cornerstone Insights Forum. The Chatham House rule event was held at NSW Parliament House on Friday 26 April. Experiences of former ministers invaluable Cornerstone’s co-chairs, the Hon. Simon Crean and the Hon Dr […]
The NSW Government’s shift to portfolio clusters is meant to make the public’s interaction with it easier; but what does it mean for business and its government relations strategies?
The return of the Coalition Government in NSW on a slender two-seat majority in the Lower House may not necessarily mean business as usual for the State. Indeed, the business sector will need to engage proactively with both the Government, Opposition and crossbenchers to ensure its voice is heard. Although the Coalition has been returned, […]
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Few should be surprised by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s preliminary decision to block the CKI bid for APA’s critical infrastructure gas pipeline. In his statement of yesterday the Treasurer said he had advised CKI that its bid “would be contrary to the national interest”.
The likely win by independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps means Australia will have a hung Federal Parliament for the remainder of this parliamentary term.
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Even where Australians have been hired in management positions because of their local knowledge and experience, a lot of decisions are still referred back. That obviously slows down the decision-making process.
As CEO Alistair will also be a member of the company?s Advisory Board. He will work closely with the board, including Cornerstone Founder and Executive Director Joseph Tannous, and Co-Chairmen The Hon. Dr Peter Hendy and The Hon. Simon Crean.
I strongly suspect the decision by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the cabinet not to proceed with these type of changes severely affected the new Prime Minister’s standing in the polls.
The Liberal Party has asked the former NSW deputy police commissioner, Nick Kaldas, to run as a candidate in the marginal seat of Strathfield.
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