Emma Webster is a Director at Hawker Britton’s Victorian office.
Emma has been a trusted Senior Adviser at the highest levels of Government, working for Government leaders at a state, territory, and federal level including for Premier Daniel Andrews and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Most recently Emma led the strategic communications direction for Australia’s first legislated Treaty process at the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly). Working with elected Traditional Owners of Country in Victoria, the Assembly successfully secured the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission, the first Truth-Telling process in Australia with the powers of a Royal Commission.
As a Senior Media Adviser in Premier Daniel Andrews office, Emma provided strategic counsel on key reforms, such as the Big Build transport agenda, Free TAFE and Australia’s first Royal Commission into the Prevention of Family Violence at a local, state and national level.
Working as a Senior Adviser in Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s office, Emma was part of the team who secured Canberra’s first international flights to Singapore and New Zealand, Canberra’s light rail project and the ACT becoming the first Australian jurisdiction to regulate ridesharing services like Uber.
Emma worked closely with Australia’s first woman Prime Minister Julia Gillard, guiding her through international delegations, providing personal support and assisting the strategy team during sitting weeks with research and Parliamentary preparation.
At the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan Emma managed the integration of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australian Aid, while developing policies to improve the High Commission’s human resources and property requirements.
Emma completed a Bachelor of Art (Visual Arts) at the Australian National University and an Advanced Certificate of Public Administration at the University of Melbourne.
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