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, …