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AuSAE Webinar: Getting a Seat at Government’s Table Post-Covid

  • 08 Dec 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
  • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEDT


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Getting a Seat at Government’s Table Post-Covid

Advocacy is a flagship service of many associations, but it can be daunting, particularly in our post-covid world. Sometimes, it can seem that getting a seat at the table and advocacy success is reserved for well-resourced industries and companies.

in this session, Elaine Abery, Director at Unravelling Red Tape,and an experienced practitioner of association policy and advocacy will discuss how best to get a seat at government’s table and convert this into advocacy success, including:

  • The importance of timing in the political process
  • The necessity of evidence-based research
  • Understanding your end goal(s) and how best to get there
  • How relationships with government work best for you and your association
  • Working with your Board on advocacy goals
  • Working together
  • Membership engagement
  • Is advocacy expensive?

All this and your questions will be discussed on the day.

Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

 AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.   

Meet our Presenter

Elaine Abery 
Director at Unravelling Red Tape

Elaine Abery is the Principal of Unravelling Red Tape. Elaine has worked in and with the Associations sector since 2011. She worked for the Property Council of Australia, then was General Manager, Strategic Policy at Private Healthcare Australia before setting up Unravelling Red Tape to help a broader base of clients with government relations, policy and advocacy. Before that, she worked in law design at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), conducting regular consultations with the associations sector.

Elaine’s favourite achievement while working for the ATO was having a formal complaint made against her for impersonating a government employee, as “no government employee is that happy”.

Elaine is passionate about working with associations and government to inform and improve government decision-making and create win-win-win solutions… a win for the industry/profession, a win for government and a win for the Australian community.

Chiang Lim
CEO, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW

Chiang joined ACA NSW on 29 August 2016. He brings over 25 years of senior executive experiences from government, not-for-profit, industry associations, fast moving consumer goods, business insurance, defence, information technology and telecommunications sectors.

He also serves as the ACA NSW representative at the NSW Department of Education’s Early Childhood Advisory Group, the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). ACA NSW’s advocacies include preschool outcomes, quality ratings, child protection, qualifications, vocational and tertiary training, compliance, emergency/evacuation protocols in high-rise buildings, transparency of reporting, legislative/regulatory reforms, funding, fee affordability, COVID, as well as planning and development.

Proudly Presented By:

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
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Phone: +61 7 3268 7955
Email: info@ausae.org.au

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Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677
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