PR coup to PR fail: What went wrong with the Jamie & Woolworths perfect partnership
By Lisa Carter, Media Consultant
Jamie Oliver. The mere mention of his name conjured up thoughts of sustainable farming, healthy school tuckshops, honourable programs to help disadvantaged youngsters, and of course, fresh, simple home-cooked food.
So who better to spearhead an Australian supermarket campaign focusing on “bringing better, healthier, affordable fresh food to life for everyday Australians, giving them the information and confidence to prepare great tasting fresh meals at home”? Right?
NSW State Budget delivered
New South Wales Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon Andrew Constance MP, has delivered his budget speech, declaring “New South Wales is back in the game".
NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance declared: “We are now in control of the NSW Budget, it is no longer controlling us.”
Queensland Government Budget
The Queensland Government will seek $25 billion in private investment as part of its drive to pay down the state's debt and recover its Triple A Credit rating.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls handed down his third Budget today – the last one before the Newman Government is due to face voters at an election in March next year.
You can’t fatten a pig on market day: The importance of having a reputation to protect
By Rebecca Manley, Consultant
No matter how well you’re prepared for every possible eventuality, sometimes there can be no stopping a communications crisis from arising.
Long gone are the days where the speed of news travelling the world was measured in years. Now, with the ever expanding presence of internet and social media, news of a company’s failing can spread like wildfire, destroying a reputation in an instant.
Abbott Government's first Budget
Federal Treasurer, the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, delivered the Coalition's first budget revealing the deficit will fall from $49.9 billion to $29.8 billion in the 2014 financial year. In the 2017-18 year, the debt is expected to fall to $2.8 billion, assuming the government passes all the legislative requirements for the budget.
The new Abbott government will be focussing on debt and deficit at the cost of substantial cuts in fiscal outlays, rising taxation through fuel indexation, and the deficit levy. As the Treasurer quotes, "That age of entitlement is over," but there will be significant electoral repercussion for the Coalition with the cuts that have been foreshadowed in the welfare, health and education arena.
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