Melaleuca Media
A list of consultancies

Lectures, workshops and guest speaker engagements

Consultancies performed by Melaleuca Media and/or its directors on request for other organisations include:

Research, preparation and acceptance of WWF position on seawater desalination. Subsequent report Making Water received wide international coverage as first non-industry survey of desalination worldwide. (2007)

Research and write WWF report Rich Countries, Poor Water, a first overview of water issues in developed nations. Report received extensive international media coverage. (2006)

Project advice and text preparation for UN Human Rights Commission on project to mark end of first International Decade for
Indigenous Peoples. (2005)

Contributed to WWF package on sustainable development for World
Summit and WWF briefs for G-8 meeting.

Media liaison for the International Congress of Entomology, a major international scientific symposium held every four years. ICE 2004 brought around 2500 international scientists and 500 Australian scientists together in Brisbane, Australia. Melaleuca Media achieved extensive coverage of this event in the week of the Olympics and in competition with National Science Week.

Contract writing of case studies on landcare, NAP and NHT projects for Cox Inall, which is performing a consultancy on these areas for the Federal Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Environment and Heritage.(2004)

Co-authoring Facing the Future, the report on the Australian component of the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development project . This project entailed presentation and extensive consultation on a draft report and doing the media liaison for, writing speeches for and assisting with the Australian launch of the report. The report was one of five regional reports for the international project which was the major component of the Global Mining Initiative. (2001-02)

Investigating property marketing abuses for the Queensland government and assisting with stakeholder consultation on reform proposals. Report Two tier property marketing in Queensland tabled in state Parliament. (1999)

Assisting the Uniting Care Centre for Social Justice with the successful launch of their report on Family Homelessness in Queensland. (2003)

Writing Future Proofing, an agenda setting report for the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Humane Society International. (2002)

Editing The Brisbane Line, on-line publication of The Brisbane Institute and promoting Brisbane Institute events. (2000-2002)

Writing Biodiversity: A Politicians Guide to Biodiversity for the National Biodiversity Council via Environment Australia. (1998)

Assisting the Climate Action Network with media liaison for the launch of their Biodiversity and Climate Change report. (2002)

Editing explanatory booklet on Queensland's Integrated Planning Act for Environmental Defender's Office. (1999)

Writing Fact Sheets on Integrated Planning Act for Environment Defenders Office. (2000)

Assisting the Brisbane Housing Company with media liaison.

Assisting Senator Meg Lees with legislative advice and parliamentary negotiations on the new Australian Heritage section of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and the Energy Credit Grants Scheme Act. (2003)

Successfully negotiating environment programs and funding with the Federal Government and major NGOs. (2003-2004)

Achieving significant publicity and media attention for the launch of a Sustainable Seafood Guide on behalf of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. (2004)

Media liaison for Earth Charter Foundation international conference. ( 2001)

Media backgrounding on domestic violence following a significant related incident on behalf of MICA Projects. (2004)

Advising the Uniting Care Centre for Social Justice on a proposed research report on prisons. ( Current)

Assisting labelling company Insignia with case study write ups on labelling machines. (Current)

Research for a book on CEW Bean by leading Australian journalist Michelle Grattan. (2003)

Sustainable development research package for Murray Hogarth and Ian “Clean up Australia” Kiernan. (2000)

Writing Humbugged into Mining and associated media briefing materials on the background to the Jabiluka mine for the Gundjehmi Aboriginal Corporation. (1999)

Preparing an internet resource package to accompany the Australian Conservation Foundation's Natural Advantage: A blueprint for a sustainable Australia. (2001)

Speech and publication contributions for some prominent Australians

Lectures, workshops and guest speaker engagements

Lectures, workshops and guest speaker engagements on media, law. political analysis and other topics for a range of organisations, including those listed below. (includes pro bono engagements)

Woodford Folk Festival
Social Action Office
University of Queensland
Queensland University of Technology
Griffith University
James Cook University
Southern Cross University
Community Action Network
Politics in the Pub
Animal Liberation
Queensland Writers Centre
Queensland Environmental Law Association
Earth Charter Forum
Public Relations Institute Queensland Branch
Service clubs ie Rotary
Political Party functions - various for Liberal Party, Australian Labor Party, Australian Greens