NSW Budget 2023: Election vs Reality
The 2023-24 budget has been handed down. Here’s how the ALP's first budget in 13 years stands up against its election promises.
The Voice Referendum
Here's what you need to know now that October 14th has been announced as the date for the The Voice to Parliament Referendum.
Recap: Industry Briefing on the 2023 ALP National Conference
Key takeaways and opportunities for engagement from our industry briefing on the 2023 ALP National Conference with Cornerstone Group.
What happened this quarter? Four events that kicked off 2023
It’s been a bumper start to the year in Australian politics, with advocates having plenty to watch.
The NSW Election results are in…what’s next?
The Labor Party has been elected to power in NSW. We share what you can expect in the coming days, weeks and months.
NSW Election 2023 - seats to watch
With former ‘safe’ seats being challenged, new electorates and the rising influence of independents, we share some of the key seats to watch in the NSW State Election.
NSW Election 2023 – is your government-facing team ready?
With the NSW poll less than a month away, how can you avoid being overwhelmed by the pre-election commotion and prepare for the result?
NSW Election 2023 – Cashless gambling cards
The conversation around cashless gambling cards continues to evolve in the leadup to the 2023 NSW State Election.
Advoc8 wrapped 2022 - 12 months of memorable political moments
It was a big year for AusPol – but thankfully despite lots of change, the reliability of political bloopers and blunders can always be relied on.
Politicians prepare for a summer staycation (and the opportunity it provides advocates)
Many politicians and staffers will be working through the festive season to set up for a busy start to 2023.
Victorian Election 2022 - issues to watch
With heated debate across the state, what are the key issues that are shaping the policy and campaign battleground?
Victorian Election 2022 - seats to watch
With a recent redivision of boundaries and several previously ‘safe’ seats being challenged, these are the seats to watch ahead of 26 November.
Unpacking Labor’s first Budget and the road to May
We look at what the major announcements mean across key sectors, and what we can expect leading up to the May Budget.
Budget 2.0: More budgets, more chances to engage
As the first Albanese Government budget and the second for the year approaches, we share our three top tips for engagement.
The Australian Government puts itself under the microscope
With the NACC expected to come into power by the end of the year, what are the key things you need to know?
Left, right or straight ahead? Understanding Labor’s factions
Sub-groups exist in most major political parties, and the ALP is no exception. So, what are the factions? and what role do they play?
Hot off the parliamentary floor – Australia’s Climate Change Bill
The end of the ‘Climate Wars’? Or is the battle over climate action just heating up?
Sit and stare down – what does a backbencher actually do?
Aside from the obvious fact that they sit on the back bench – what does a backbencher's role entail?
Key takeouts from the 2022 Corporate Affairs Summit
The leading conference for corporate and government affairs professionals returned to the ICC last month. Here are our top takeouts.
The NSW seats to watch at the Federal election
What you need to know about the key battleground seats in Australia's most populous state.
Advoc8 Election Series: Engaging Government in an Election Year
It's election year. Here's how to make the most of a business-unusual year.
NSW Reshuffle: Who's in, who's out and how to reach out
Premier Perrottet has announced his new Cabinet. Use our template letters and mailing lists to reach out.
Our Top 5 Tips from the 2021 Corporate Affairs Summit
Australia’s leading Corporate Affairs Summit returned to Sydney in 2021. We’ve distilled an action-packed two days into 5 top tips for GR teams.
Cyber Pollies: the MPs pushing the big issues online
This week we scanned Advoc8's MP Hansard, Twitter and YouTube feeds to see which policy issues garnered their attention in March.
The Biden effect: what the new presidency means for Australia
The new US president has hit the ground running, applying policy pressure Down Under in three key areas.
Scott Morrison's minor reshuffle makes a major statement
The Prime Minister's recent Cabinet reshuffle is a sign of what we can expect from Australian politics in 2021.
Frydenberg delivers Budget for the 'Corona-cession'
Business will benefit from the sugar hit, but has the government missed a trick when it comes to long lasting policy reform?
Labor Gunning for the Win in the Northern Territory Election
Michael Gunner has secured another term as Chief Minister, backed by a Territory Labor majority government.
White Paper: Optimising the Value of Government Relations
How top corporate government relations teams measure success and articulate their value to the business.
Which Way Will the Wind Blow in Eden-Monaro?
A by-election is brewing in the bellwether seat. We've crunched some numbers to predict who will come out on top.
2019: A Year of Electoral Loss and Patchwork Politics
Advoc8 rounds off 2019 with a wrap up of the big issues in government relations and the year that was in politics.
Walking the Talk on Energy Policy
State and Federal Energy Ministers' first meeting in almost a year took place in a tough environment for energy policy. Here's what was agreed.
Nominate an Outstanding Politician for the 2019 McKinnon Prize
Australia's premier award recognising political leadership is accepting nominations until 5 December.
What's Happened to Question Time?
It's the public face of Federal Parliament, but it's cutting through less and less. This week, we take a look at the new parliamentary inquiry into question time.
QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's 2020 Push
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is no stranger to the unforgiving political whims of her State's voters. After their latest big statement, she isn't waiting around.
What It Takes to Be Number 1
Although many politicians have their heart set on it, securing the leadership is a trick most never pull off. Here's how to capitalise on those who probably will.
Third-Party Firms vs In-House Advocates
Should you rely on in-house professionals, use third-party advocates, or both? Choosing the right one can make or break a campaign.
The NSW Government's Balancing Act
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is facing an uphill battle to keep MPs and voters onside. What's happened so far and what's the way forward?
Morrison's Machinery of Government Changes
The Government's announcement of new public service agencies and portfolios sends some clear messages. Here's what they mean.
Can Sponsorships Really Help Enhance Your Advocacy?
Sponsorships were once the domain of stadiums and retailers. Now, with good targeting they can improve any advocacy campaign.
Federal Election 2019 - Year of the Independents
The 2019 Election has been dominated by the rise of independent candidates. We ask why now, what's the likely outcome and will it last?
Seats to Watch at the Federal Election
Some predict a Labor white-wash while others see Scott Morrison holding on. Here are the crucial seats to watch as the election nears.
Operation Eclipse: What ICAC's Latest Probe Means for Advocates
The NSW ICAC is seeking public consultation as part of its latest probe into advocacy. We look at what they're examining and how it affects you.
Why We're Paying Attention to Australia's New Encryption Laws
This is not a fringe issue' - Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy
The Seats Set to Tip the NSW Election
What makes Saturday's election stand out is that whatever the state-wide swing ends up being, it's unlikely to impact the result.
Leveraging the Humble Inaugural Speech for Impactful Advocacy
First speeches are a window into the lives of new MPs, and a close reading can give you the edge your advocacy needs.
Aged Care Royal Commission Gets Underway
The Royal Commission into Aged Care is underway. What's been uncovered so far and what are the likely outcomes?
Advoc8 White Paper: Writing Strategic Submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries
Present your organisation in a positive light to politicians and staffers across the spectrum. Extend your reach with hard-hitting submissions.
Federal Election 2019 - the Battleground Issues
Personalities will play their part, but issues still hold sway. What are the topics that will impact the federal election?
Advocacy Campaigns in the Age of Poll-Driven Politics
Public polls have become embedded within our political system. But are they a help or a hindrance?
NSW Election - Issues That Will Sway the Result
By the time most are back at work, the NSW election campaign will be in full swing. These topics could make or break the major parties.
The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme: What It Means for You
New laws are now in place for anyone advocating on behalf of foreign governments and related entities. Could this affect you?
The 2019 NSW Election: Mark Latham & One Nation Make an Entrance
Mark Latham is spearheading One Nation's dive into NSW. How will this impact your post-election advocacy strategy?
The 2018 Victorian Election: What You Need to Know
It's the next big ballot to hit voters on the East Coast. So what are the big issues that will decide who forms the next Victorian government?
Independents: The New Battleground for Advocates
Courting independents is becoming the nouveau tactics for the advocacy industry '“ here's how to make sure your campaigns are en vogue!
Advoc8 White Paper: Making the Political Lifecycle Work for You
Political lifecycles are the constants around which any GR strategy should be built, especially during uncertain times.
The 4 Issues That Will Shape the Next Federal Election
The next Federal Election is a heartbeat away. Check out the issues that will make or break the contenders.
The Wagga Wagga Wobbles
The last thing the NSW Government needs before the March 2019 election is another by-election '“ but that's what they've got. And it could be more painful than they think.
A Funny Thing Happened in Parliament Today...
The Australian Parliament has a rich history'¦of tom foolery. We look back on some of the best public and behind-the-scenes shenanigans from Canberra.
Will Super Saturday be a Downer for the Government in Mayo?
The Mayo by-election will be a battle between Liberal political royalty and a popular independent.
The Battle for Braddon: Will Street Cred or Political Nous Win the Day?
Two well-rounded candidates will go head to head in Braddon, but are voters cranky enough at Labor to give the Libs another go?
Super Saturday Special Part 1: Longman By-election
A handful of key seats are up for grabs as part of the Super Saturday by-elections in July. Part 1 of our series looks at Longman.
Advanced Voting Technology to Speed-up Federal Parliament
The bells will still toll, but it'll be a lot quicker!
5 habits of highly effective advocates
Whether seeking funding or policy change, there are certain things all successful advocates and lobbyists do when executing a campaign.
Do Party Policies Really Impact Parliamentary Politics?
How do the ideas generated from rank and file members of major political parties impact the parliamentary wing? Do they at all?
Batman By-election: The issues, the candidates and the ramifications
\"Holy by-election Batman, this one could go down to the wire!'
Tasmanian Election 2018: The Debrief
Tasmanian was the first of a handful of states to go to the polls this year. Here's what went down.
South Australia Election 2018 - Anyone's Game
The Federal Government and Opposition will be watching closely as energy policy becomes the number one battleground for the March 17 poll.
Tasmania 2018: The Key Election Issues
Why next month's election is shaping up to be one of the closest this year.
Political fundraising: does it still work, and is it worth it?
Fundraising is an art form among political parties, but is it thin ice over murky waters for your advocacy work?
The 6 Key Issues That Will Be Fought during the 2018 Election Campaign
2018 will be a year of federal campaigning, so what are the key issues facing the major Parties?
December By-elections: Christmas 'Cheer' or 'Drear' for the Coalition?
There's no doubt that after the fallout in Queensland, all the Prime Minister will want this Christmas is his 'two lost seats'.
Queensland Election = 5 Seats That Could Change the Outcome
Only a handful of seats could determine if a Major party will govern outright, or if Pauline Hanson will hold the balance of power.
How the QLD Federal Electorate Redistribution Will Impact the Next Election
To most parties and politicians, 'redistribution' is a dirty word. So how will the recent redrawing of QLD electoral boundaries impact the next Federal Election?
Untangling the citizenship decision: what you need to know
Brushing aside the conjecture and commentary, what are the likely outcomes of the citizenship decision?
How the Government's New Energy Plan Affects Your Advocacy
What does the Government's new energy plan look like and what does it mean for your advocacy?
Upcoming By-elections Could be an 'October Revolution' Against the NSW Government
Three by-elections is the last thing Premier Berejiklian needs right now. Here's what you need to know about the seats and candidates.
Business Observer Programs: Pros and Cons
Political Conventions and Councils are marquee events on the calendars of the major political parties, but should they be pencilled into your diary?
The Record Breaker VS Mr Time To Shine: A Snapshot of the QLD Election Contenders
Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.' '“ Orson Welles
Why you need to prepare for the Federal Budget - but not the one you think!
With the May Federal Budget all but locked down, it's time to think about how you will be impacted by the deliberations of the Government's Expenditure Review Committee.
4 online advocacy tactics trending right now
It's no secret government relations and advocacy professionals have been using technology to execute campaigns for years
First look at the new WA government and what it could mean for you
The fog is clearing following the defeat of the Barnett government in West Australia
Pick a winner at your peril: why you should still engage with all sides in WA
It used to be true that a week was a long time in politics
Australians have red-carded our political system, and what this means
As if it weren't already painfully obvious, it's now official that Australians have had enough of everything politics.