Category Archives: Lobbying

Warragul Business Groups lobbies local government, state government, business influencers and decision makers, industry connections, strategic planning and communication

The female entrepreneur

Kathryn Bordanaro female entrepreneur

Earlier this year, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Cara Waters hailed Kathryn Bordanaro as one of Australia’ nine most influential female entrepreneurs.

Female Entrepreneur: Kathryn Bordanaro, Allbiz Finance Brokers
Female entrepreneur and Small Business Champion of Australia 2014, Kathryn Bordanaro

This month’s Warragul Business Group networking evening offers the opportunity for business people and anyone interested in being a start up entrepreneur to meet Kathryn and the Allbiz Finance team.

Kathryn has over 25 years experience in commercial finance and is the eighth generation of her family to be a self employed business owner.

It is this passion for small business that has led her to advocate at State and Federal Government levels on many small business issues.

In 2014, she was awarded Small Business Champion of Australia by the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia.

The networking evening presents a wonderful opportunity to hear her story at 6pm on Thursday, November 24 at Community College Gippsland.

Location: 71 Warragul-Korumburra Road, Warragul (Conference room/common area).

Cost: $10 Members, $20 non-members

Purchase tickets online via EVENTBRITE

RSVP: 22 November 2016 on 03 5624 3833

Business Q&A Election

What do business people want from their pollies this Election 2016?
Ask questions, get answers!

The Liberals under Malcolm Turnbull are running with the mantra of jobs and growth; and Bill Shorten is plugging 100 positive polices. The Election could be a cliffhanger with Richard Di Natale dismissing Labor’s claims it would not form minority government with Greens as just ‘a lot of tough talk’.

The 24 hour news cycle has yawed between the distraction tactics of party slogans and ‘dead cats’ being thrown at the voting public. So who to vote for?

Image: Q&A Election4Business panellists: Ricky Muir, Chris Buckingham, Russell Broadbent & Donna Lancaster
Q&A Election4Business panellists: Ricky Muir, Chris Buckingham, Russell Broadbent & Donna Lancaster

To provide some campaign explainers, Warragul Business Group is running a special networking evening, Q&A Election4Business, at 6pm on June 7 at Lardner Park (Board Room).

Moderated by John Davine, a panel of McMillan and senate candidates will each make a snappy presentation before the floor is opened for questions on key issues and policies – including things that you feel have been buried – in the lead up to the 2016 Election. The panellists are:

  • Russell Broadbent MP (Liberal)
  • Chris Buckingham (Labor)
  • Donna Lancaster (Greens)
  • Ricky Muir (Australian Motoring Enthusiasts – Senate)

Food and drinks provided. Cost $20 Members and $30 Non-members.
RSVP: ASAP on Tel: 5624 3833.
Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Q&A Election4Business

Q&A Election

What do business people want from their pollies?

McMillan Electorate
Q&A Election: McMillan Electorate

Your chance to ask a question and have your say!

June 7, Lardner Park Warragul at 6pm in the Board Room

The Warragul Business Group invites West Gippsland business people to join the Q&A Election 4 Business discussion around party policy, top issues and political decisions impacting small businesses and young people.

Russell Broadbent MP, Federal Member for McMillan – Liberal Party
Chris Buckingham, Federal Candidate for McMillan – Australian Labor Party
Donna Lancaster, Federal Candidate for McMillan – Australian Greens Party
Victorian Senator Ricky Muir from the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party (Independent)

Moderated by John Davine, Warragul Solicitor

To register and ASK YOUR QUESTION click on the link below.  It contains a 30 second survey asking which issues are important to you, plus space to ask your question and register your details.

Ask your Question


Registration essential – food and drinks provided.

COST: $20 WBG Members, $30 Non Members & Students/Apprentices FREE

Alternatively, you can register your attendance by calling Warragul Business Group on 5624 3833

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