Two webinars held in June and July 2022 by Australian Progress about political reform and government relations in relation to the newly elected Labor Government who won power in the Australian Federal Election 2022.
Watch Video – Winning Reform in the New Political Context
Designed for campaigners and advocates, learn who’s who in the new Parliament, what to expect from the Labor government and the crossbench, and tips for how you can best position your campaigns to win. A webinar from Australia’s leading government relations experts on how to win change under a Labor government.
- Simon Banks — Managing Director, Hawker Britton
Simon Banks is one of Australia’s most highly respected government relations, campaigning and strategic communications professionals. Over more than twenty years, Simon has worked closely with most of Federal Labor’s frontbench, Caucus and senior staff. Following the 2010 Federal election, Simon helped the Government, Opposition and country Independent MPs agree on the historic parliamentary reforms which were central to the return of the Gillard Government. A lawyer by training, Simon has extensive campaign experience. He managed the high-profile online Kevin07 campaign during the 2007 Federal election and ran the uniquely successful ACT campaigns for the Constitutional Convention election and the Republic Referendum.
- Saffron Zomer — Founding Director, Australian Democracy Network
Saffron is a lawyer, campaigner and political strategist with more than a decade of experience leading law reform campaigns. Prior to the Australian Democracy Network, Saffron was Government Relations Manager at the Australian Conservation Foundation. She spent several years living and working in the US, where she held a range of campaign and government relations roles. In 2017, Saffron co-founded and led the Hands Off Our Charities Alliance which secured critical changes to 2017 Electoral Act amendments to protect the rights of civil society organisations to engage in advocacy.
- Osmond Chiu — Senior Policy and Research Officer, Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU)
Osmond Chiu is a Senior Policy and Research Officer at the CPSU and Research fellow at the Per Capita think tank. He worked in policy roles in the trade union movement and Australian Public Service for over a decade. He has spoken and written about a range of topics including the public service, the future of work, diversity in politics, social democracy, the privatisation of services and multiculturalism. His writing has appeared in publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, Guardian Australia, Canberra Times and South China Morning Post. He is also a contributor to the book ‘What Happens Next? Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19’.
Watch Video – Government Relations in the New Parliament
How does Parliament work in this new context? What do we need to know about the decision-makers under Labor? How do factions work? And how can we best engage the public sector in our campaigns? Join policy and government relations experts Daney Faddoul and Lauren Frost from the Human Rights Law Centre, and Maria Poulos from the Australian Conservation Foundation as we take an inside look at how policy reforms are made under Labor as well as insights on how to best position our campaigns to win.
- Ray Yoshida – Hands Off Our Charities Coordinator, Australian Democracy Network
- Daney Faddoul – Campaign Manager, Human Rights Law Centre
- Maria Poulos – Parliamentary & Political Relations Manager, Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)
- Lauren Frost – Government Relations Manager, Human Rights Law Centre
- Lobbying and Advocacy – Start here – A wide range of materials to inform the public in relation to lobbying, advocacy and policy-making.
- Make the First 100 Days Count: Steps for Holding the New Government Accountable
- Australian Progress Collection in The Commons Library
- Australian Labor Party ALP
- Elections_Electorates (Australia - Federal - 2022)
- Policy making
- Political participation