Change in the Liberal Party leadership – Cool Hand Malcolm

Television remote-controls worked overtime last night as viewers flicked between two equally absorbing reality TV programs. X-Factor may have been more entertaining, but the Liberal Party’s performance within Parliament House was no doubt the most fascinating. In announcing his intention to contest the Liberal Party leadership, Malcolm Turnbull appeared to …

Parker & Partners Guide to the 2015 NSW budget: 23 June 2015

Budget highlights • Revenue: $69.1 billion • Expenditure: $67 billion • Budget result: $2.1 billion surplus • Economic forecasts: Gross State Product 2.5% in 2014-15, forecast 3% in 2015-16 • Major recurrent spending initiatives: Health up 5.4% in 2015-16, Education up 6%, Social Housing up 6.5% • Major capital investments: …

Parker & Partners’ guide to the NSW state election 2015

Mike Baird has led the Coalition to a resounding victory in NSW, securing a second term to deliver its agenda. In the end, the result didn’t match the excitement, speculation and backroom anxiety that arose as a result of the Queensland and Victoria election outcomes, an unpopular Federal Government, and …

The First Abbott Government Federal Budget 2014

The future starts now. That is the rallying call from the Abbott Government after the big reveal on a Budget that has reset the foundations of some key government programs and hinted at bigger changes to come. From a macro point of view, the big bet is crimping consumer spending …

Our hearts are heavy at Parker & Partners and Ogilvy

Our hearts are heavy at Parker & Partners and Ogilvy PR with the passing of our dear friend and former colleague, Michael Hartmann, after a battle with brain cancer. Michael was our Director of Government Relations in Canberra for three years. He was well known and liked on the Hill, …