Last weekend 27 of us gathered in the national capital for a full weekend conference.
We came from as far as Perth and Brisbane. Three great speakers set the scene covering;
- Carbon Pricing in the Australian political economy – Warwick Smith
- Regenerative Agriculture – the importance of carbon draw-down – Walter Jehne
- Applying Fee and Dividend in the Australian context – Joe Robertson
We learned all about lobbying, practiced stepping into the PM’s shoes and simulated real lobbying scenarios.
The next 2 days we lobbied in Parliament House. We saw 7 MPs, 3 advisers, 3 Ministerial advisers and 1 endorsed candidate. They were from Government, Opposition and the cross-bench. We learned so much and surprised ourselves at how much fun we had! All of this happened against the backdrop of a dramatic change of Prime Minister at the end of the first day of lobbying.
And we bumped into some people from RESULTS, also doing some lobbying.