Category Archives: Government
When should you make your business or community issue political? “Never” is the answer from which you should start.
I enjoy freaking out my friends by telling them I like Peta Credlin, formerly Tony Abbott’s Chief of Staff. Genuinely, I think she was a woman treated unfairly, that she was smart, tough and capable. Her politics, sure, were an issue.
Now she’s spoken about gender …
You can read the rest of this article on the Ethical Consulting Services blog, here.
Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s new Prime Minister, announced his first Ministry on Sunday 20 September 2015. They will be sworn in on Monday.
There are many significant changes, including:
- An increase in the number of women in Cabinet from two to five (Michaelia Cash, Kelly O’Dwyer, Marise Payne will join Julie Bishop and Sussan Ley);
- Joe Hockey, Bruce Billson, Eric Abetz, Ian Macfarlane, Kevin Andrews and Michael Ronaldson are all leaving the Ministry, some apparently volunteering to go
You can read the rest of this article and download a full cope of the new Ministry at Ethical Consulting Services’ blog, here.
On January 31, 2015, Queensland’s Liberal National Party lost State Government by a small margin, after having taken Government in 2012 with a record swing and a huge majority in the Queensland parliament.
Today the LNP released their review of what went wrong for them, and you can download it here …
Read the rest of this article on the Ethical Consulting Services blog, here.
Very few people will disagree that politics needs to be more representative of the community – if we were truly choosing candidates on merit we would see more women politicians, more indigenous Australians, more migrants and their descendants, and proportionately fewer middle-aged, heterosexual, anglo men.
After the 2015 Queensland State election, the Labor side of the Queensland Parliament is 37% women. Overall the Queensland Parliament is 28% women.
You can read the rest of this article at the Ethical Consulting Services blog, here.
One problem with Australian politics – and most UK and US politics too – is most Party leaders* are sales staff, not business development managers.
They’re after the quick business/quick sales so that their sales cycle numbers – the next election – look good, but it is at the expense of long-term customer acquisition:
The rest of this article is on the Ethical Consulting Services blog here.
If you’ve ever watched the filling of Cabinet advisor jobs after an election, you would be aghast: across all political parties, narrow networks, factional partisans, warlord loyalists, mates of mates, and the staff from the previous (losing) Government of the same Party, are usually the principal sources of political advisors.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has insisted on a new way:
The rest of this article is on the Ethical Consulting Services blog, here: http://wp.me/p4xOhB-6o