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Holding the Australian Government to account

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Revise your government relations and advocacy strategy to leverage emerging opportunities under the new Australian Parliament and ministry. 

The new Australian Parliament holds big promises for social justice and has the potential to be an important ally in elevating the impact of the for purpose sector. Find out what the key opportunities available to for-purpose organisations will be and how to use them to secure governmental support.

Join Fifty Acres founder and chief executive officer Jo Scard, Charmaine Crowe, program director of social security at ACOSS and Jason Glanville, co-founder and director of Native Foodways, to discuss the Albanese government's top priorities for the coming year and the vital role the engagement and advocacy of the not for profit sector plays in holding the Government to account. 

This session will consist of a 45 minute panel discussion and a 15 minute Q&A with the panellists. PLUS a 15 minute session with Jo Scard, government engagement professional, Young Labor member and previous colleague of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to share expert tips you and your team can use to cut through and successfully engage with the new government.

You’ll come away with:

  • insights into the government’s top priorities for the first 100 days; 
  • who the key players are and what makes them tick; 
  • the pivotal dates to influence policy outcomes and the October budget; and
  • vital steps for your organisation to take to garner influence and impact. 

This session is FREE to attend thanks to our friends at Fifty Acres.

Meet the panel: 

Jo Scard, Founder and CEO of Fifty Acres 

Jo Scard is Founder and CEO of Fifty Acres, with 20 years’ experience in communications and a wealth of knowledge in public relations and project management she stands as one of Australia’s most highly sought-after strategic advisors. A respected former journalist, Jo has worked with ITV, Associated Press, Seven Network, SBS, ABC and Fairfax, and previously acted as a senior adviser in the Rudd and Gillard governments as well as the British Labour Party. Jo is a trained lawyer, and acts as a board member for Fitted for Work and Hockey ACT.

Jason Glanville, Co-Founder and Director of Native Foodways  

Jason is a queer Wiradjuri disruptor and start-up founder responsible for provoking institutions and reframing narratives of nation building. Jason has been privileged to lead and collaborate on the creation of Indigenous-led opportunity platforms like the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute, the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity program at the University of Melbourne and the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. He is currently an active Non-Executive Director of ACON, Go Foundation and Advisory Panel Member of the Sydney Policy Lab and recently joined the board of The Foundation for Young Australians.

Charmaine Crowe, Program Director Social Security for ACOSS

Working with ACOSS for over six years, Charmaine leads ACOSS’s social security policy work. She gained her expertise in social security policy working for Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association (CPSA), where she was a Senior Policy Advisor and Policy Coordinator. She has also worked as a legislative advisor in the NSW Parliament. Charmaine has a Master’s in International Health and Welfare Policy from Oslo University College and her policy expertise also covers the areas of ageing, health and housing.


2022 Federal Budget Moderator

Wendy Williams, Editor, Pro Bono News

Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the not-for-profit sector and broader social economy. She has been the editor of Pro Bono News since 2018.

This webinar is brought to you with thanks to our friends at Fifty Acres

Fifty Acres is Australia's only agency to cover strategic communications and government engagement, specialising in for-good projects. We work with NGOs and NFPs, industry associations, local councils, government departments and national organisations providing government engagement, strategic communications, media relations, marketing, content, advocacy and public relations services.

We operate via a virtual workplace while also providing clients with on-site support as required which ensures we have broad geographic reach, low environmental impact and keeps our overheads low for our clients.


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