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For Purpose Connect - Focus on the Victorian Election
 6 Dec, 2017 - 6 Dec, 2017
 Wed 5:30pm - Wed 7:30pm
 45 William Street
  Melbourne, VIC

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The Victorian Election is just around the corner. Now is the time to be thinking about strategy in influencing policy priorities. Join us to hear from a panel of experts and thought leaders who will discuss what we can expect from the upcoming election including:

  • What are the hot button issues for the upcoming Victorian election?

  • How can not-for-profit and purposeful organisations best influence change?

  • What are the challenges and opportunities that not-for-profit organisations and purposeful organisations face in their advocacy efforts?


Claire March, Director, Hawker Britton

Claire brings with her more than a decade’s experience working with Australian governments. Claire joined Hawker Britton from a senior corporate government relations position in the private sector and has first-hand knowledge of the business impacts of government decision making.

Claire is a highly respected adviser on government relations and communications in multiple Australian government jurisdictions. Her comprehensive political advisory career includes key roles as a senior policy, political or communications advisor to a Prime Minister (Kevin Rudd), a Premier (Nathan Rees) and a Chief Minister (Paul Henderson).  She also served as a Deputy Chief of Staff to Stephen Conroy as Minister for Communications and Kate Ellis as Minister for Employment Participation in the Federal Labor Government.

She was Deputy Director of Communications in the 2013 Federal election campaign.

Tony Douglas, Executive Director, Essential Media

Tony Douglas founded Essential in 1997, with over 25 years’ experience on the frontline of the biggest public affairs communications campaigns in Australia.

Tony’s experience includes driving research & strategy behind the ACTU’s successful “Your Rights at Work” campaign. Tony provides high-level strategic communications advice to Governments, including key campaigns in South Australia that have helped underpin that state’s defence manufacturing industry.


What is For Purpose Connect?

For Purpose Connect is a networking event for people working for purpose. If you work, volunteer or have an interest in the work of not-for-profit organisations – join us! 

Each event includes presentations and discussions by thought leaders and experts on topics of relevance to people working or not-for-profit and purposeful organisations.The events also include lots of time to meet and connect with people who share common interests.

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For Purpose was established in 2014 to bring together people working for purpose to develop their skills, share ideas and work collaboratively to create innovative solutions to complex problems.   For purpose professionals work every day to address some of Australia’s biggest health, social and environmental problems. They also work across the spectrum of public policy development and service delivery, including policy and program development; communication and awareness raising; advocacy and providing services to people directly affected. The responsibility taken on by people working for purpose is mammoth. This is where we come in. We work with professionals and organisations to provide targeted and relevant professional development; opportunities to network and innovate across sectors; and coaching and advisory support.

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