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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Digital

Has Apple killed email?

There were a series of privacy upgrades and changes to Apple operating systems…

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Government Relations

Streamlining Bill to cut resources red tape

The resource sector is set to have a significant bureaucratic…

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Digital

I don’t need a videographer; I’ve got a smartphone…

The technology that is packed into our phones is quite…

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Digital

Zuckerberg takes a swipe at Apple’s fees

In a Facebook post shared on Monday, and just moments…

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Feature

Could WA lead the way to a brighter energy future?

We all know how Western Australia has become one of…

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Corporate Affairs

The importance of respectful engagement

“It was the first time I felt respected” – the…

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Corporate Affairs

National Reconciliation Week: More Than A Word

This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme, “More than a word.…

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Corporate Affairs

Can you build brand equity from a crisis? Qantas did

In the deep and chilling midst of a crisis, we believe it is possible to…

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Evergreen

Purple Conversations: Brigitte Colbert

Brigitte, Cannings Purple’s Investor Relations Associate Consultant, takes a break…

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Design

Why your business needs to start the conversation about digital accessibility today

Never have we had so much knowledge available at our…

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