THE world of lobbying was turned upside down with the ousting of Alan Carpenter's Labor state government in September last year.
Lobbying firm Hawker Britton has a new team in Perth, led by former state government advisers Sean Walsh and John Whitelaw, who plan to educate their clients to have realistic expectations about dealing with government.
In contemporary government, the reality is that political advisers with direct access to ministers wield far more influence than traditional public service advisers.
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