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Government Relations

MCM Strategic Communications specialises in delivering quality, reliable and non-partisan government relations services to our clients from our Canberra base.

Government relations services that we provide include, but are not limited to:



Advocacy to government on legislative and policy issues, including campaign coordination.

Meeting Programs/Stakeholder Engagement

Developing and arranging programs of meetings with high-level government stakeholders and development/refinement of key messages to communicate during meetings.

Risk Management

Minimising commercial and policy risk arising from government policies and processes.

Crisis Management – Policy

Assistance to address policy announcements/positions which have a severe negative impact.


Identifying opportunities for securing contracts with governments and positioning businesses for success with government tender/procurement processes.

Market Entry

Assisting interstate and overseas businesses to engage with government ahead of or as part of entry to new markets.

Foreign Investment Review Board

Provision of strategic advice in relation to the Foreign Investment Review Board process.

Industry Associations

Coordination of advocacy activity from Canberra, development/implementation of government relations strategies and/or project-based advocacy/communication campaigns.

Government Relations Strategy Development/Implementation

Prioritising policy, development/refinement of key messages and writing/implementation of government relations strategies.


Monitoring policy and political developments, and the provision of intelligence by having “eyes and ears on the ground in Canberra”.

Policy Development

Developing, writing and refining public policy positions, summaries and papers.


Strategic advice on participation and advocacy in relation to government inquiries and reviews.

Parliamentary Public Hearings

Specialised advice and training to prepare for appearances in front of Parliamentary committees at public hearings, including arranging simulated public hearings.


Writing, refining and analysing submissions to inquiries, reviews and other public policy development processes.

Policy Analysis

Analysis of policy developments and announcements made by government and other key stakeholders.

Grant Applications

Writing, refining and analysing grant applications and assistance with positioning for success.

Passage of Legislation

Provision of strategic advice, strategy development/implementation and advocacy in relation to legislation which is passing through Parliament.

Reputation Management

Assistance with managing reputational issues with key government stakeholders through engagement and other forms of strategic communication.

Community Engagement

Identification of key stakeholders and development/implementation of strategies for community engagement on contentious public policy issues.

Issues Management

Assistance with management of public policy issues as they arise, including the provision of strategic communications advice in relation to issues.

Strategic Advice

High-level advice on engagement with government.

Political Events

Assistance with planning, preparing for, holding and attending political events, including identification of key government stakeholders and assisting to secure their participation.

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