Synergy at the cutting edge of policy implementation
February 2, 2017

Paulette Robinson, Partner 


Canberra is the seat of Australia’s Federal Government. The Commonwealth employs a large percentage of our population and all major departments and agencies are located in the capital.

At Synergy, we pride ourselves on our deep expertise in all things Commonwealth. We have provided services to over 40 government agencies, including all central departments.

So, when the Prime Minister of Australia speaks, we listen.

Government policies directly impact our clients and therefore the work we do. We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of policy implementation, providing advice and support to our clients.

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, have both addressed the Press Club in the past week and Synergy was there to hear first-hand what was on their minds.

The Prime Minister outlined his agenda for 2017, and touched on a broad range of issues including childcare, energy security, business taxes, health, education and housing affordability.

As usual while the challenges discussed were similar, there was not a lot in common with the Opposition Leader’s agenda, which should prove interesting for another year in Canberra.

At the end of the day, Synergy will continue to watch the developments out of parliament keenly and be at the ready to work with our clients to implement the policy of our political leaders.