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An empty House of Representatives: Are democratic institutions in decline? (Photo by Jason Tong via Flickr.com)
December 4, 2017
The authority of government, including of democratically elected governments, is under siege around the world because of the rise of technology. Supra national tech giants...
Signs of the new normal for international trade (Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)
November 29, 2017
The rise of populism, protectionism and nationalistic rhetoric is shaping the future of global commerce. Traditional trade rules and norms are under pressure, as countries, companies and...
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November 22, 2017
Employees are more than reputation spectators, they are shaping employer brands for better or for worse every day. Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick...
Talk to me, baby (photo by Jan Ramroth via Flickr)
November 6, 2017
Recent research by our investor relations team in New York has found that the majority of buy-side investors (80%) assign considerable weight to intangible factors...
Barnaby Joyce in happier times.
October 27, 2017
Business should expect a period of policy uncertainty in the wake of the “Citizenship Seven” ruling by the High Court today that found five MPs...
Australia's Parliament House, Canberra (photo by JJ Harrison via Flickr)
October 19, 2017
The Treasury bench, cross-benchers, divisions, despatch boxes, ayes that have it, and double dissolutions – or double delusions as one of our staff likes to...
Hitting CEOs in the hip-pocket (Photo via Pexels.com)
October 13, 2017
With growing concerns about the pay of corporate CEO’s in Australia, including government taking aim at CEO’s seen to be highly paid, corporates need to...
Image sourced from the Harvard Business Review
October 4, 2017
Research published by Powell Tate parent company, Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist, Dr Leslie Gaines-Ross, looks at the phenomenon of rising CEO activism. What CEO...
Sydney skyline (Photo by James Wang via Flickr)
October 2, 2017
In recent weeks we have seen current and former CEOs and board members of companies taking sides in our very divisive debate on same sex...
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September 25, 2017
We have recently seen social media become increasingly volatile. The proliferation of ‘fake news’ and the widening divide between left and right are not only...