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The client list for lobby firm Barton Deakin, of which Mr Morris is federal director, has grown 230 per cent in the past fortnight simply because it is so closely aligned with the Coalition. ... Barton Deakin is in the midst of replacing Labor-
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Dozens of business leaders will be asked to serve the new Coalition government as advisers on everything from coal seam gas to the management of the Australian Taxation Office. A brief by Coalition-aligned lobbying firm Barton Deakin, being sent t
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Writing this week for Guardian Australia, economist John Quiggin lamented the fact that Kevin Rudd doesn’t get more credit for economic management, given the fact that Australia came through the global financial crisis in solid shape and has avoid
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It's not hard to work out what the Coalition's underlying message to voters will be: "Do you really want three more years of this Labor rabble? Enough is enough! Make a change for the better." And if regurgitated PM Kevin Rudd (who seem
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Running consistent budget deficits can be politically awkward for Treasurers, but certain strategies can make deficits look popular. Julia Gillard is employing such tactics now, writes David Alexander. Australia has just entered a dangerous zo
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HISTORY'S heroes have usually had good career deaths; and often untimely ones. Think Lord Nelson, Captain Cook, Abraham Lincoln, even Napoleon Bonaparte ending his days on Elba. The founder of modern Australia, however, died at the age of 75 b
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There is one sure fire way to deliver poor performance - benchmark with failure. One of the problems with the Gillard government is its habit of benchmarking the Australian economy with failed economies around the world. At every opport
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LOBBYISTS with close links to the LNP Government are being bombarded by clients as politicians grant them a string of ministerial meetings. ... One recent addition to the scene, LNP-aligned lobbyist and former Brisbane lord mayor Sall
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STW-owned PR agency Barton Deakin Government Relations has appointed the former advisor to Peter Costello, David Alexander. Alexander will work out of the Canberra office and take on the role of federal managing director. ... B&T, 25
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Australia's critical experts obsessed with our medal tally could do with a reminder that the Olympic Games is supposed to be about young people from all over the world competing in the spirit of high achievement and fair play. What is it with our
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