Category Archives: Government

Ministerial advice, lobbying and industry ethics sullied in food ratings fiasco

              When almost two years of planning goes into a joint food health initiative and the corresponding public information website gets ORDERED off air ON THE SAME DAY IT GOES LIVE one might expect … Continue reading

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Lobbyists, ministerial advisers are strange bedfellows

Did you hear the one about the fast food lobbyist who was married to the Health Minister’s Chief of Staff??

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Australia’s 2013 PR Disasters Announced

The Essendon footy club has grabbed the flag at the annual list of PR blunders and gaffes awarded here at PRdisasters.com. After analyzing media monitoring data on sustained and damaging mentions across press, radio, TV and internet sources, the Bombers … Continue reading

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PR Disasters 2013 – nominations and data flowing in

Reviewing the candidates and numbers for 2013′s Annual PR Disasters Awards is proving challenging; the feeling is that sport may very much dominate the field rather than previous years which saw government and corporate PR disasters abound. Just to whet … Continue reading

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PR disaster as tweet exacerbates international diplomacy ructions

Revelations that Australian intelligence sources may have been bugging SBY and wife’s personal phones, the indignant reactions from the ‘phone tapee’s’, the bungling “all governments gather information” interview by Mr Abbott with the ABC’s dogged Leigh Sales and, most recently, … Continue reading

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Political heavyweights; Geoff Shaw v John Prescott

Everyone’s got a breaking point; even PR-aware politicians. In light of Frankston MP Geoff Shaw getting ‘involved’ with agitators in Melbourne, my mind went back to when Brit MP John Prescott jabbed a protestor who’d egg-assaulted him. . So, who … Continue reading

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Under 1 month for Coalition to experience first real taste of a PR disaster

Wedding in India, study trip to Malaysia, cycling jaunt to Tour de France (A Labor one) – the reasonable voice of Liberal politics in Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, warns his buddies that a PR disaster this early into their tenure is … Continue reading

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Forbes magazine PR disaster after Irish President called ‘gay’

Forbes magazine’s Cork-based correspondent David Monagan said he feels “horrible” and has readily apologised for a brain snap which saw him proclaim in print that the happily married President of Ireland was a poet and “acknowledged homosexual” (they don’t go … Continue reading

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