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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Corporate Affairs

Property confidence soars, despite headwinds

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How I grew my LinkedIn network by 50% in six weeks

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Design

Purple Conversations: Cameron Wong

Cameron Wong is a key part of Cannings Purple’s digital…

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Corporate Affairs

Why media intelligence is important, and how to make it work for you

For business, Media Intelligence can be an invaluable tool, especially when used the…

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Corporate Affairs

World Health Day: COVID-19

“Building a fairer and healthier world for everyone“ is the focus of World Health…

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Design

Cannings Purple Launches New Website

We are very excited to announce the launch of our…

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Digital

Stakeholder and Community Engagement in a Post-COVID World

COVID-19 has created an atmosphere of uncertainty in almost every…

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Corporate Affairs

Introducing Skyline – A Targeted Commercial Property Content Platform

Cannings Purple’s Skyline platform has been developed to ensure property…

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Digital

The case to Automate

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Crisis Readiness

Press freedom in Australia and defamation cases on the rise

Often the media is referred to as the harshest of…

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