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Is the Government losing its way?
There is a quote “Leadership is the art of disappointing people at a rate they can stand”. It makes you wonder if the Australian PM is testing this thesis. The recent Referendum loss, the bungled immigration detainee release and the ever-climbing cost-of-living has fuelled leadership disappointment not only inside the ALP caucus but the public […]
3.7 per cent is still a beautiful number
Historically low unemployment rates have been a boon for the Federal Budget – more people working increases the tax take and means less welfare support. October saw a rise from 3.6 per cent to 3.7 per cent. That’s still a very good figure, but it does mean an extra 27,000 people are unemployed in the lead up […]
Apollo cares and now Australia knows it too
A year ago, Apollo Care asked the SAS Group for communications and media support. The aged care Approved Provider was two years old, had a highly experienced executive team, disruptive operational and financial models, owned seven regional aged care communities, and had several key goals, all of which pivot on reputation. Apollo Care wanted to […]
Shifting Voter dynamics and next Federal Election
Earlier this year I presented insights from the three key 2022 Federal Election reviews. Eighteen months into the Federal Parliamentary term, it’s worth assessing long-term trends that impact the coming election and beyond. The foremost trends to watch are party voting according to education and income. At the May 2022 Federal Election, the Labor […]
November State Politics update
You can almost smell it. You can certainly feel it. Election vibes have begun to permeate the halls of power in Queensland state politics. Conjecture in the media adds to this, but only because there’s something to report. SAS Group advisors are in and out of government, ministerial and corporate offices every day with our […]
Charity begins at home
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill At the SAS Group, we take pride in the work we do for our clients. Together, we’re committed to making Australia a better place and improving the lives of fellow Australians. I would like to share […]
It’s the economy stupid
This phrase was coined in 1992 by James Carville when he was advising Bill Clinton on his successful run for the White House, and it might be haunting Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as he returns from international globe-trotting to a touchy Australian economy. On 2 November, newly-minted Reserve Bank Governor Michele Bullock wasted no time […]
Why is Pickleball suddenly so hot and what does it tell us about business?
Easy to learn, hard to master – that’s Pickleball, the racquet sport currently exploding in popularity in Australia. It’s suddenly all over social and mainstream media, most recently as the late Friends actor Matthew Perry was an avid rookie who played Pickleball the morning of his death. Pickleball has a low barrier to entry and, […]
Bundaberg Queensland – “Booming one day, perfect opportunity the next”
Queensland is booming. Our unemployment is lower than any other state. We have a long list of government infrastructure projects underway, including Cross River Rail, the Brisbane Metro project, and upgrades to the Bruce Highway and M1, and of course the crown jewel 2032 Olympics to keep us rolling forward over the next decade and […]