Author Archives: Mike Smith

When is Australia’s next Federal Election?

That’s a harder question than it seems … but you can get the answer here:





Queensland’s Federal Redistribution Finalised

Finalisation of the redistribution of Queensland’s federal electorate boundaries has been announced by the Australian Electoral Commission.

You can read about it here




Voting is Now Voluntary in Australia

Voting is now voluntary in Australia, as a result of a magistrate’s decision in New South Wales – read about it here:




Queensland’s New Opposition Frontbench

New Queensland Opposition frontbench & downloadable biographies, here:




Lobbying in the US – The Basics

Lobbying in the US is very different from lobbying in Australia, and US grassroots lobbying is different again … this article tells you all you need to know about them:




Queensland Government: New Labor Ministry

The New Economic Team

Queensland’s new Ministry was announced today: check it out plus downloadable biographies of Ministers, here




Queensland Government: Key Economic Portfolios

Re-elected Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Re-elected Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has on Sunday 10 December 2017 announced part of her new Cabinet ahead of confirmation of the full team.


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Making Minutes a Thing of Beauty

Are your meeting’s minutes boring, bad, deficient, mysterious?  Our free guide will help.

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Queensland Election 2017 – What Happens Now?

Queensland Election 2017 – We need a Government, a Premier, and Ministers – What Happens Now?


Find out here: #qldvotes #auspol




How to Lobby

knock-door-MINISTERA great resource if you want something from Government – our updated directory of How To Lobby articles published since 2013, indexed by topics, and entirely free!

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