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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has drawn the battlelines for the next federal election following his budget in reply speech last night. Mr Shorten maintained the message he has been running throughout his time as leader – that he would make Australia a fairer and more equitable nation.

By the Hon. Bernie Ripoll
SAS Group Director

It would be fair to say that banking and financial advice in Australia as we know it will never be the same after the Hayne Royal Commission.

By Malcolm Cole
SAS Group Director of Media and Communications

The sad affairs surrounding the Australian Cricket Team in South Africa have consumed more than enough air time and column centimetres in recent days, and most Australians are probably ready to move on. However, before we do, it’s worth reflecting on the communications efforts of Cricket Australia in the midst of the crisis.

By Mitchell Collier
SAS Group Media and Communications Consultant

On September 14, 2015 Malcolm Turnbull strode into a press conference in a Parliament House courtyard and uttered the following line: “We have lost 30 Newspolls in a row, it is clear that the people have made up their mind about Mr Abbott’s leadership”. This was of course one of the benchmarks that Mr Turnbull outlined to justify toppling Tony Abbott as Prime Minister.

At the weekend South Australians headed to the polls and elected a new government, with Liberal leader Steven Marshall defeating Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill. The result brings an end to 16 years of uninterrupted Labor Government in South Australia, with the Liberal Party set to hold a small majority in the 47-member parliament.

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