The Murray Report – What will it mean for corporate communication?

The interim report from the Financial System Inquiry has been dominating the headlines. While the media has invariably focused on the BBQ stopper topics – house prices and superannuation charges – the detail in the report shows David Murray and his team are preparing to make substantial recommendations on the structure and operation of Australia’s […]

Maintaining stakeholder trust after suffering from a cyber attack

Companies fear talking about a breach of their computer network almost as much as the breach itself. An effective response requires quick action to determine how and when to disclose breaches, how to communicate to customers and employees, partners and regulators and what information they need to know. The issue is causing restlessness in boardrooms. […]

Trying to stop the budget going up in smoke

In the world of politics image is tightly controlled. Staff known as advancers arrive ahead of MPs to scope locations, looking for any backdrops or signage that could embarrass their leaders should they be photographed standing in the wrong place. And in the world of politics, considerable and exhaustive effort goes into managing the “spin” […]

2014 Federal Budget – Hockey calls on all to contribute [INFOGRAPHIC]

Welcome to the FTI Consulting Strategic Communications Budget wrap for 2014. So, is it the Budget we had to have, or the one that we deserved? Are we now in an age of austerity, or are we facing a future of growth? Treasurer Joe Hockey has delivered an economic statement that sets the path for […]

NSW Premier Mike Baird’s New Cabinet

Premier Mike Baird has unveiled his new look frontbench after spending the weekend putting the finishing touches to the team that he will take through to the March 2015 State Election. There are some new faces in the Cabinet; some of the experienced Ministers change portfolios to shore up the Government’s position in the lead […]

Addressing Shareholder Activism – Lessons from the US

Activists on the rise in Australia The return of the corporate activist has been a hot topic in the share markets as of late. An established movement in the U.S., championed by the likes of Carl Icahn and Dan Loeb, it is on the rise in Australia as investors seek more unorthodox means of increasing […]

Easter 2014 Publishing Schedule for Sydney Newspapers

Please see below the Easter publishing schedule for Sydney’s metropolitan newspapers The Australian Financial Review Easter Bumper edition Thursday 17th Normal edition Tuesday 22nd Normal edition Wednesday 23rd Anzac Bumper edition Thursday 24th Normal edition Monday 28th For news updates go to http://www.afr.com/ to continue throughout the holiday period. Newspapers that are publishing as normal: […]

Top 10 media interview tips

When it comes to dealing with the media, presentation is very important. It’s not just what you say that counts, it’s how you say it and who’s saying it. Delivering a memorable performance in a media interview makes all the difference to the amount of coverage you get and the way your key messages are […]

Capturing the hearts, minds, and wallets of investors

Economists frequently intone their famous free-market mantra that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” a broad yet useful phrase illustrating the concept that a growing economy, in general, benefits all of society. But today’s choppy markets could hardly be called a rising tide, and some boats are finding themselves either drifting listlessly out to sea […]

Missing plane communications take a wrong turn

We have written before of how a solid crisis response strategy is underpinned by an equally solid grasping of the facts of the situation, but what happens when those facts are in such few supply? The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 to Beijing, which is no closer to being found at time of writing, […]

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