A bi-election for a few means a lot for all – Steve Michaelson

This weekend is dubbed Super Saturday and the dual citizen saga is coming to close for the embattled seats, in nearly 100 years a seat hasn’t changed hands in a bi-election but there are some who predict at least one seat may be lost by labor and won by the liberal party with Pauline Hansons preferences to go to the liberal party. Brent speaks with former advisor to Bill Shorten about the upcoming situation and possible outcomes.
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Who is Steve Michaelson?

Steve is a highly respected government relations, campaigning and strategic communications consultant. He has worked across a range of sectors and was a key architect in the fight for marriage equality in Australia.

Steve thrives in complex stakeholder and issues rich environments and is committed to achieving practical outcomes for clients. Most recently he established the historic National Compact on Permanent migration and advises the Australians for Mental Health Campaign and the Les Twentyman Foundation.

Prior to joining Newgate Steve was a trusted adviser to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. He was responsible for stakeholder engagement, political relations and worked on a range of complex issues under intense media scrutiny including the Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption.

Steve has also worked as a lawyer across employer, employee and public-sector settings. He is a Melbourne University Law School prize winner and was a CAS Hawker Scholar at the Australian National University. Associate Partner at Newgate Communications

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