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Top 5 Online Engagement Tools

There was a time when sticky notes on a wall used to be enough for your engagement projects. Now, there’s an increasing emphasis on using a mix of online and offline practices to help reach your audience.  With Internet access in 86% of Australian households, online engagement tools are fast becoming the quickest, easiest and […]

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Announcing: The International Champions of Innovation in Engagement Award 2016

Are you being innovative in your approach to engagement? Have you been working on a project that deserves recognition? We are inviting all practitioners in stakeholder and community engagement, planning, communications, media and public relations to submit entries for the 2016 Champions of Innovation in Engagement Awards. This award recognises outstanding initiatives or projects that […]

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Cracking the Small Cap Code: Changes to Community Consultation Requirements

In March 2016, the NSW dept of Resources and Energy released their Exploration Code of Practice: Community Consultation, which outlines new, enforceable mandatory record keeping and annual reporting rules for prospectors.  This development reflects a growing national focus on the importance of process, documentation and reporting for community consultation in the sector. Are you prepared for the changes? The new […]

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The Power of Proactive Engagement

Are you proactively engaging with your stakeholders and community? You’ve heard the adage – if you don’t measure it, you cannot manage it! The same applies to community and stakeholder engagement. Having a stakeholder management system in place enables organisations to track stakeholder issues, evaluate relationships and measure performance. And if you can move from […]

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Manage high volumes of data with this simple tool [New Feature]

One of the more common uses of Consultation Manager is to manage public submissions. And on highly contentious projects, submission numbers can run into the thousands.  Managing such huge volumes of data without efficient tools can be a nightmare. By allowing you to categorise submissions, Consultation Manager makes it easy to drill down to the key issues and quickly make sense of your data.  But […]

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Notes from the CEO: Data, data, everywhere!

One of the most common problems we see when speaking to organisations who are considering implementing a Stakeholder Management system is distributed data. Stakeholder engagement is a complex process and isn’t the exclusive realm of the communications professional. Engagement occurs whenever a member of your team has contact with someone who has an interest in your organisation’s activities. […]

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Case study: Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Renewal Alliance

Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) established the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Renewal Alliance to carry out innovative infrastructure upgrades that would improve the existing irrigation delivery system, increase agricultural productivity, create water savings, and ultimately ensure the future viability of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.   The Challenge Key elements of the upgrade included converting open channels to pipelines, channel […]

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Why Engage? We ask Seqwater

Seqwater is South East Queensland’s bulk water authority, operating and maintaining an extensive network of dams, treatment plants, reservoirs and pipelines to provide a safe, secure and reliable bulk water supply to the region. Seqwater also provides essential flood mitigation and irrigation services, and manages recreation facilities visited by almost 2.6 million people every year. […]

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Notes from the CEO: Data Security and Data Sovereignty, our commitment to you

At Consultation Manager, our stock in trade is managing highly sensitive data on your behalf.  We take this responsibility very seriously and are committed to achieving best practices in data security and data sovereignty. As part of this commitment we are currently working towards our ISO27001:2013 certification.  ISO27001 is a widely-recognised, international security standard that specifies […]

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Notes from the CEO: Why go cloud?

At Consultation Manager, we made the decision to go to the cloud in 2005 – before it was ‘a thing’.  We called it ‘web-based software’, which was admittedly far less cool than ‘cloud computing’, which Google and Amazon started promoting in 2006 and ‘Web 2.0’, which was popularised around the same time. But what do […]

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