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By Rebecca Manley, Consultant

Earlier this week a Brisbane radio show’s listeners were told of a baby’s test results before the parents, prompting outrage at the hospital involved for their seemingly peculiar sense of priorities.

In a bizarre interview with Brisbane’s 4BC radio regarding an earlier incident where a three-week-old boy was undergoing tests for HIV after he was given the wrong bottle by a nurse, the hospital’s Acting Executive Director revealed “…the results are all clear. We will be communicating it officially immediately.”

By Lisa Carter, Media Consultant

Jamie Oliver. The mere mention of his name conjured up thoughts of sustainable farming, healthy school tuckshops, honourable programs to help disadvantaged youngsters, and of course, fresh, simple home-cooked food.

So who better to spearhead an Australian supermarket campaign focusing on “bringing better, healthier, affordable fresh food to life for everyday Australians, giving them the information and confidence to prepare great tasting fresh meals at home”?  Right?

New South Wales Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon Andrew Constance MP, has delivered his budget speech, declaring “New South Wales is back in the game".

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance declared: “We are now in control of the NSW Budget, it is no longer controlling us.”

The Queensland Government will seek $25 billion in private investment as part of its drive to pay down the state's debt and recover its Triple A Credit rating.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls handed down his third Budget today – the last one before the Newman Government is due to face voters at an election in March next year.

By Rebecca Manley, Consultant

No matter how well you’re prepared for every possible eventuality, sometimes there can be no stopping a communications crisis from arising.

Long gone are the days where the speed of news travelling the world was measured in years. Now, with the ever expanding presence of internet and social media, news of a company’s failing can spread like wildfire, destroying a reputation in an instant.

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