Agents of Policy Change

The Campaigning Wisdom of Lyndon Schneiders, Part #2

November 12, 2020 Dr Samantha Hardy Season 1 Episode 2
Agents of Policy Change
The Campaigning Wisdom of Lyndon Schneiders, Part #2
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Agents of Policy Change
The Campaigning Wisdom of Lyndon Schneiders, Part #2
Nov 12, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Dr Samantha Hardy

This is the second of two amazing episodes in conversation with Lyndon Schneiders. Lyndon has 25 years of campaigning experience and is responsible for a long list of wins for nature. He is one of Australia's most highly respected environmental advocates. 

In this second episode, we delve deeper into campaigning strategy and tactics, exploring:

  • The most important phases of a campaign
  • Why political advocacy is so important 
  • The realities of working in Canberra 
  • How to get a meeting with a senior political leader and how to approach the lobby meeting when you get one
  • How to write a briefing paper that will actually get read
  • What the practical steps tend to be, with Lyndon’s take on where to put most thought and consideration

We also delve more deeply into Australia's climate and fossil fuel campaigns and the strategies being deployed.

And we talk about the weaknesses of our current federal environmental laws and the Black Summer bushfire policy response.

And finally, we end the episode with a conversation about the role that funders play. Lyndon gives his expert advice on the funding opportunities that he sees now and into the future.

[This episode was produced by the brilliant Dale Willis, founder of PodStream.me]  

Show Notes

This is the second of two amazing episodes in conversation with Lyndon Schneiders. Lyndon has 25 years of campaigning experience and is responsible for a long list of wins for nature. He is one of Australia's most highly respected environmental advocates. 

In this second episode, we delve deeper into campaigning strategy and tactics, exploring:

  • The most important phases of a campaign
  • Why political advocacy is so important 
  • The realities of working in Canberra 
  • How to get a meeting with a senior political leader and how to approach the lobby meeting when you get one
  • How to write a briefing paper that will actually get read
  • What the practical steps tend to be, with Lyndon’s take on where to put most thought and consideration

We also delve more deeply into Australia's climate and fossil fuel campaigns and the strategies being deployed.

And we talk about the weaknesses of our current federal environmental laws and the Black Summer bushfire policy response.

And finally, we end the episode with a conversation about the role that funders play. Lyndon gives his expert advice on the funding opportunities that he sees now and into the future.

[This episode was produced by the brilliant Dale Willis, founder of PodStream.me]