Lobbying: When Do I Go Political?

pexels-photo-277052-smallWhen should you make your business or community issue political?  “Never” is the answer from which you should start.

Read about why, here http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/lobbying-when-political/




On 8 August: Opportunity for Government, or for Litigation?

Australia’s Parliament House

Australia is supposed to have seventy-six Senators: right now we have no more than seventy-four, possibly only seventy-two, and possibly far fewer: when Parliament resumes on 8 August, expect political and legal fireworks. Read more here http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/170808-opportunity-for-what/

Labor Prime Minister Ineligible?


Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam’s announcement he’s not eligible to be an Australian Senator opens up another really juicy question about a former Labor Prime Minister’s eligibility: read about it here: http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/labor-pm-ineligible/





Scott Ludlam & the Australian Senate: what happens now?


Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam’s announcement he’s not eligible to be a Senator throws up plenty of questions, but most commentators will get many facts wrong.

Here’s some fast facts: http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/ludlam-senate/





Last Week in Queensland – 3 July 2017

last-week-logo-2-smallThe value of the Great Barrier Reef, a boxing match, and Gordon Nuttall’s superannuation dominated news last week in Queensland: read everything here http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/last-week-in-qld-170703/


Last Week in Queensland – 26 June 2017

last-week-logo-2-smallLast week in Queensland, Paul Pisisale’s arrest, a boxing match, and the Premier’s trade mission to the US, dominated news – read all about it here http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/last-week-in-qld-170626/


Last Week in Queensland – 19 June 2017


Treasurer Curtis Pitt

The State budget dominated Queensland media in the first half of last week, as did attacks under Parliamentary privilege on the integrity of Paul Pisisale, and the labelling of Caboolture as Australia’s dole bludger capital.  Read all about it here http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/last-week-in-qld-170619/


Last Week in Queensland – 12 June 2017

last-week-logo-2-smallBudget “leaks”, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisisale’s resignation, and Adani mine’s investment go-ahead dominated the news last week in Queensland: read all about it here: http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/last-week-in-qld-170612/


Last Week in Queensland – 29 May 2017

Opening Parliament 2015

Opening Parliament 2015

Schapelle Corby’s release and the McCulkin murder trial and verdict drove a lot of other news* out, but:

Adani mine subsidies or maybe not, divisions in the State Government, and multiple scandals for One Nation Party … last week in Queensland, here http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/last-week-in-qld-170529/


Last Week in Queensland – 22 May 2017

last-week-logo-2-smallA claimed split in the Government over Adani mine, and blame-shifting over the Cross River Rail project dominated news in Queensland last week: http://ethicalconsultingservices.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/last-week-in-qld-170522/