Profile: The Prime Minister's Chief of Staff
Meet Anthony Albanese's top adviser, a dedicated fighter for public policy that shapes Australia's future.
Five Minutes with a Staffer - Christian Dunk
“Never assume that a certain conversation is closed. Put all your cards on the table and you never know what idea might get a bite in terms of interest.”
Five Minutes with a Staffer – Mitchell Potts
“Whatever your cause or whoever the government, treating the government as a potential partner is the best place to start.”
Four on the floor - who are the Labor MPs to watch?
Who are the key Labor MPs you need to watch as the Albanese Government hits its stride in 2023?
One to watch: How David Pocock is tackling the Senate
Who is David Pocock the politician, and how can you earn his attention?
5 Minutes with a Staffer, featuring Penny George
We speak with this seasoned political and public affairs pro on life as a staffer, and how to effectively engage with MPs.
Anthony Albanese: the leader in the shadows
With talk of an election sometime this year, we look at the man who has seemingly evaded the spotlight in a year of pandemic and focus on those in power.
5 Minutes with a Staffer, featuring Alexander Drake
You are always ahead when you provide policy makers with data that no one else has.'
Five Minutes with an MP - Tim Wilson MP, Member for Goldstein
'Every gov rels person tells you why giving them more money will save the budget long-term. It's actually more effective to explain why what you want is the right thing to do.'
Five Minutes with a Staffer - Julian Crowley
Advoc8 sits down with former staffer Julian Crowley to hear how advocates can get staffers and MPs on board with their campaigns.
Meet John Barilaro, NSW Deputy Premier
Always one to speak his mind, Deputy Premier John Barilaro is making his mark on New South Wales politics.
Get to Know the New Senate Crossbench
With the newest Senators already stealing the spotlight, here's what we can expect from them moving forward.
Five Minutes with a Staffer - Hannah Frank
The affable Hannah Frank talks to us about life as a staffer, the perils of unconscious biases, and the importance of finding pragmatic middle ground with political offices.
Meet Jodi McKay, NSW Leader of the Opposition
New NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay has already turned heads with her Shadow Cabinet appointments. Here's what's in store for the next four years.
Albo's Key Staffers: Veteran Advisers Re-enter the Fray
Two veteran Labor political staffers have taken up roles in the office of the Opposition Leader, bringing a competitive edge to the table.
The Treasurer's Top Two Brains
During the Election campaign, Josh Frydenberg promised a budget surplus. These two staffers are crucial in helping deliver the key commitment.
5 Minutes with a Staffer, featuring Mitchell Price
What should you be mindful of when meeting a Member of Parliament? Advoc8 sits down with former staffer, Mitchell Price, to find out.
Five Minutes with a Staffer - Kara Hinesley
This week we catch up with Kara Hinesley, hear what it's like working in Opposition and how advocates can engage with Shadow Ministers.
Forget Trump. These are the 'Presidents' you need to know.
Like a board chairman, the President of each of the major political parties helps guide the fortunes of their respective organisations.
ScoMo's Newest Staffer: One of the Most Tactical Roles in the Office
The Prime Minister has surprised many with his choice of Principal Private Secretary.
Meet The New Prime Minister's Chief of Staff
By now most of us should be familiar with Australia's new PM, but what about his number one staffer?
5 Minutes with a Chief of Staff, featuring Edward Martin
What's the best way to build a relationship with a Minister's office? Advoc8 spoke with CoS to the NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight to find out.\t
5 Minutes with a Staffer, featuring Nadia Clancy
Political staffing can be a thankless endeavour. Yet for many it's a passion as well as a vocation. Senior Labor staffer Nadia Clancy tells us why.
The Warhorses and Warchest: Meet the Chiefs Behind the Treasurer and Shadow
This budget could be the last before the next federal election. So who are the chief workhorses behind the Treasurer and Shadow Treasurer?
5 Minutes with a Staffer, featuring Andrew Huckel
Advoc8 sat down with former Chief of Staff Andrew Huckel to find out what best practice advocacy looks like to those in the corridors of power.
Power Staffers - Who You Need to Know in the Opposition Leader's Office
As the political year kicks off, we continue our look at the key advisers in the ear of the main players '“ this week, the Opposition Leader.
Power Staffers - Who You Need to Know in the PMO
Politics in 2018 is about to get real. Here's what you need to know about the key advisers in the ears of the Prime Minister.
3 Coalition MPs You Need to Watch in 2018
The Government has ended the year with a win. So who are the Coalition soldiers charged with keeping the momentum going in 2018?
3 Labor MPs You Need to Watch in 2018
Blink and we'll be in the midst of another Federal election. So who are the political identities you need to engage next year?
Meet the Federal Directors Taking the Major Parties to the December By-Elections
Voters will go to the ballot box for at least two by-elections next month. Meet the Federal Party Directors marshalling the faithful for the fight.
The Rising Political Stars You Should Be Keeping an Eye On: Part 2
This is Part 2 of our special series on the political rising stars in NSW. This time we look at the talent on the Labor Opposition benches.
The Rising Political Stars You Should be Keeping an Eye On: Part I
In the field of advocacy, keeping an eye on emerging talent is critical to succeeding in the long game.
Who's Who of the Premier's Media Gurus
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has filled her media team with former journos and boosted her communication credentials by filling two senior adviser roles with former media operatives.
Dealing with Dutton: what you need to know about one of the most influential Coalition MPs
At its heart politics is about personalities. It's therefore very important to identify the influential political personalities within government and understand 'who' they are.
The young NSW Treasurer and the staff who hold the purse strings for the first time
With the NSW Budget not far off, it's well worth remembering that the responsibility of managing the NSW economy and for allocating the largesse...
What you need to know about the 3 new NSW MPs
By-elections are always tough for governments with voters using them to vent their spleen on everything from traffic congestion to a lack of unbent bananas in the local supermarket