Carina is an aged, health care and education communications specialist, who brings nearly three decades of experience in media, communications and commercial law to her role as an Associate Director in Cannings Purple’s corporate affairs team.

For 10 years she was a journalist at The West Australian, Perth’s daily metropolitan newspaper, holding specialised roles covering health, education and environmental issues and working in The West’s Federal Parliament bureau in Canberra as a political reporter and chief of staff.

Carina has held both government and political roles as a public affairs officer in the Federal Department of Health and Ageing and media adviser to the Federal Attorney-General and Minister for Communications and the Arts.

More recently, she has worked as a commercial solicitor at Lavan, specialising in property law, in particular large-scale land acquisitions, property development, joint ventures and foreign investment.

An effective and commercially-minded communicator with substantial experience in stakeholder engagement and reputation and issues management, Carina is skilled at breaking down complex issues, working with clients to identify their communications needs and adding value to their business through clear, targeted and effective messaging.

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How to make your website more accessible

1 in 6  Australians have a disability. The figure, from…

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Digital

Cannings Purple takes home gold at the 2021 SABRE Awards

Cannings Purple have been announced a winner in the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards for the work…

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Crisis Readiness

High Court rules media companies responsible for comments on their Facebook pages

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by some of…

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Crisis Readiness

Key takeaways from the latest Notifiable Data Breach Scheme stats

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) recently released…

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Feature

State Budget 2021 – 2022: The numbers that matter

Still riding high following March’s election landslide, Premier Mark McGowan today handed down his first Budget in his dual…

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Feature

On RUOK day, check on your Stakeholder Engagement team

I’ve worked in retail and raised toddlers (and teenagers) so I…

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Corporate Affairs

WA’s rocket to infinity…and beyond

With the recent launch of Western Australia’s first homegrown satellite,…

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Digital

The State of Local Social Report 2021

Social media might connect you with the world, but it works best…

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Crisis Readiness

Cyber criminals have targeted the property sector – but are gearing up for the rest of us

A new scam has triggered alarm bells for the property…

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Crisis Readiness

Why a cyber attack crisis requires a different comms response

Most crises centre around a distinct or discrete event. An…

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