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I've cursed, admired, worked with or simply known most of the departmental secretaries in recent times, and I've occasionally been asked for my 3c worth of advice on who might make a good one - and who probably wouldn't. Like any referee in any wo
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The Prime Minister's recent announcement about the future of Garden Island as a cruise ship site is puzzling. Using Garden Island in the manner she describes would neither be a threat to the navy's hold on its historic Fleet Base East, nor a cash
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STW Group’s Government Relations firm, Barton Deakin has announced the appointment of Gerard Paynter as Director of its Brisbane office. Previously with Ord Minnett, Paynter brings a 20 year professional history in the Queensland corporate and p
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THE BOOM Top 50 most influential people in Queensland. ---------- THE POWERBROKERS ---------- THE POLITICIANS CAMPBELL NEWMAN - QUEENSLAND PREMIER The former Army major and engineer whose parents were both federal MPs has successfully
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It’s easy enough to make a go of a business when you have the financial backing of a listed company. What may not be so easy, however, is nailing your colours to the mast of a business whose profitability relies solely on the ebbs and flows of the
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THE change of government in Queensland also heralds a changing of the guard in the ranks of lobbyists, but it's a case of win-win for businessman John Singleton. The advertising guru and millionaire radio network owner also happens to cont
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KEVIN RUDD will use the election campaign in Queensland as the springboard for a renewed push to wrest the prime ministership back from Julia Gillard, Labor Party insiders predict. The Foreign Minister, who represents the Brisbane seat of Griffith
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While it's custom at this time of year for pundits to predict the year ahead, no one really has a clue. The typical indices used for crystal-balling have gone haywire as signals are sent in all directions. In the final weeks of 2011, your con
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Journalist, former lord mayor and one-time ABC Learning Centres director Sallyanne Atkinson is back. Well, back in business and supporting some of her Tory mates on the way through. ... James McCullough, The Courier-Mail, 26 November 2011. Clic
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They are the lubricant between business and government. Below the level of chief executive or minister or prime minister, a layer of political and corporate staffers exists which straddles both worlds. These people facilitate access, speak the lan
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