SAS Group News
Brisbane City Council Appointments
Following his re-election as Lord Mayor last month, Graham Quirk announced his new look Civic Council with every member assigned a new portfolio.
The biggest risk comes from within
By Larry Anthony
Director - SAS Group
Australia looks set for a double-dissolution election on July 2nd, unless the independent Senators cave into the Industrial Relations legislation.
The decisive move by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to recall the Parliament, demonstrates his resolve to push through the Australian Building and Construction Commission legislation. If the Senate fails to pass the Bill then this is to act as the double-dissolution trigger.
Brisbane City Council election campaign – the value of holding your nerve in the face of a media storm
By Malcolm Cole
Director - SAS Media and Communications
The recent battle for control of Brisbane's largest local government was billed by media and political analysts as a cliff hanger – one that would "go right down to the wire". In the end, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk was re-elected comfortably, with an increased majority for his Liberal National Council. The final result could have been significantly different, however, without Quirk's calming influence and his exhortation to his troops to "hold your nerve" throughout the tumultuous final days of the campaign.