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No guarantees when dealing with new Senate

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Following the swearing in of new members on Monday morning, the Senate spent most of this week debating the future of the carbon tax. The tone was set late last Friday when Labor and Greens Senators were accused of being “vandals” for trying to prevent debate after they refused to attend a meeting of the environment and communications committee, which …

Megan MagillNo guarantees when dealing with new Senate
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Prep week for Senate power players

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Referred to as ‘Senator kindy’ by NSW Liberal Democrats’ David Leyonhjelm, the induction of 12 Senators is underway in Canberra before the new Senate sits on 7 July. In addition to sorting out who’s who in the sandpit, newcomers are receiving a crash course in the basic rules of debate and the legislative process. They have also been given plenty …

Megan MagillPrep week for Senate power players
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Life’s Good with H+K: 27th June 2014

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The H+K view from Level 15: The big news this week We are thrilled to reveal our appointment as PR agency for consumer electronics giant LG in Australia!  Read all about it: here and here. Our MD Penny wraps up the company wide excitement and further new client wins including Pfizer, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), PGA Australia, Uber …

Georgina HardyLife’s Good with H+K: 27th June 2014
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We are what we tweet!

Olivia Dowd Food+Life, Original Thinking Leave a Comment

French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin famously said, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”.  Eating and sharing food has always been a social activity central to our culture, however with the constant connectivity endemic to society today, there has been a complete shift in the way we approach food. Perhaps it’s no longer a …

Olivia DowdWe are what we tweet!
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Growing our consumer electronics offer with LG

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I was really pleased to announce this week that H+K has added to its growing technology and lifestyle portfolio, scooping an account win in the form of consumer electronics giant, LG. The win comes off the back of a competitive pitch process and I’m glad to say that H+K was appointed for its strong combined consumer technology and lifestyle offer. That’s …

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Room for sentiment in the Senate

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In an emotionally charged fortnight of parliamentary sittings, departing Senators are delivering their final words in the upper house, with only days remaining before the new Senate takes over on 1 July. Valedictory speeches are an opportunity to speak from the heart, give thanks to constituents and colleagues and, apparently, lob a parting grenade or two… Liberal Senator Sue Boyce …

Megan MagillRoom for sentiment in the Senate
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2014/15 New South Wales State Budget

Tim McPhail Public Affairs

Treasurer Andrew Constance delivered his first Budget speech in the Legislative Assembly with his predecessor, and current Premier, Mike Baird looking on. Declaring New South Wales as “back in the game” the Treasurer boasted that New South Wales is growing at three times the rate of Queensland and Victoria. The Treasurer confirmed a massive $3.5 billion turnaround in the State’s …

Tim McPhail2014/15 New South Wales State Budget
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Can celebrities, TV shows & Royal visits really influence Tourism numbers?

Michael Woods Travel+Tourism

From the developing world through to the most advanced economies, there is now no debate that tourism is an integral economic activity and valuable contributor to GDP and jobs. In fact tourism’s total contribution comprised 9 per cent of global GDP and generates one in 11 of the world’s jobs! To add some local perspective, Travel and Tourism contributed 9.8 per …

Michael WoodsCan celebrities, TV shows & Royal visits really influence Tourism numbers?
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6th June 2014: Fashion savvy H+K woos crowd at Mumbrella 360

Georgina Hardy Working at H+K

The H+K view from Level 15: Live pitching at Mumbrella 360 We were proud as punch to see our very own digital director Ben Shipley up on stage at Mumbrella 360 last week, one of four Australian media agencies taking part in the competitive Live Pitch segment. The session was by invitation only and saw H+K pitted against their media …

Georgina Hardy6th June 2014: Fashion savvy H+K woos crowd at Mumbrella 360
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Politics in Review: Matters of debt, deficit and dignity

Megan Magill Public Affairs

The invitation to invest in Australia is being extended to France, the United States and Canada as the Prime Minister travels with corporate leaders to reinforce that the country is indeed “open for business”. While national figures released this week by the Bureau of Statistics suggest that the economy has grown by 3.5 per cent over the year to March, …

Megan MagillPolitics in Review: Matters of debt, deficit and dignity
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IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL: It’s about sticking to your guns…

Megan Magill Public Affairs

It was always going to be a fiery week in Canberra but no one expected a bomb…  We didn’t expect a Rolls Royce either… In what was a brief diversion from the Coalition’s messaging about the Budget emergency, Senator Bill Heffernan made headlines about a national crisis of another kind when he carried a home-made bomb into Parliament House.  Holding …

Megan MagillIN THE NATION’S CAPITAL: It’s about sticking to your guns…
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The H+K View from Level 15: May 23rd 2014

Georgina Hardy Working at H+K

Saving the Dolphins In a global network collaboration, Hill+Knowlton Sydney led New York and Tokyo teams to choreograph an international campaign on behalf of Australia For Dolphins (AFD). The H+K team supported Australia For Dolphins CEO Sarah Lucas, accompanied by fellow advocate and star of The Cove, Ric O’Barry (Earth Island Institute), as they lodged legal proceedings against Taiji government …

Georgina HardyThe H+K View from Level 15: May 23rd 2014