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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...
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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...
James Mort
September 21, 2017
James Mort is Powell Tate’s newest intern. James joins the Powell Tate team two days a week from the University of Sydney. As you’ll notice,...
Keeping this grand old house clean: New donation laws for Victoria (Photo via Flickr by Rexness)
September 18, 2017
Exactly one year ago, at the height of the political donations scandal involving Chinese businessmen and Labor Senator Sam Dastyari, we asked whether companies reap...
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September 7, 2017
Speculation that Prime Minister Turnbull will make big ministerial changes before the end of the year will be more pronounced following the announcement today of...
Millenials, whether employees or customers, are more likely to shine a spotlight on corporate behaviour.
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September 6, 2017
Class actions, once considered costly for the average ‘punter’, are now more accessible with the increasing numbers of litigation funders entering the market. Indeed, lawyers...
Alistair addressing an international business conference in Beijing in 2008
August 11, 2017
Powell Tate Australia's Executive Vice President and Director of Special Projects Alistair Nicholas is quoted in The Australian advising companies to abide by local laws...