SAS Group

The SAS Group is a bi-partisan advisory firm working with a diverse range of clients in government and stakeholder engagement, media and communications and corporate advisory work. Group Directors and staff include former Federal Government Ministers, industry leaders, senior journalists and ministerial media and policy advisors.

The SAS Group is a team of professionals with a unique mix of skills and political backgrounds. They offer a comprehensive knowledge of political and legislatives processes and are proven experts in a variety of public policy areas. Their team of consultants have extensive private sector experience and are trusted by national and international organisations to provide honest advice and highly effective advocacy and communication services.

The team consists of:

Hon Larry Anthony

Larry held the seat of Richmond in New South Wales from 1996 until 2004.  During that time, he served in the Howard Government as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Minister for Community Services and Parliamentary Secretary for Trade.  Larry was responsible for an annual budget of over $60 billion and is widely regarded for his achievements in social policy reforms.  He holds a keen interest in the information technology, finance, property, media and human services sectors. Larry is the current President of The Nationals. 

Peter Costantini

Peter is a Senior Business Executive with extensive experience working with enterprises, industry associations and not-for-profit organisations to achieve success for clients in their commercial and policy interests.  Peter has been an industry advocate for over two decades representing organisations from most key sectors, including education and training, employment, manufacturing, energy and resources, environmental services, finance and business services, and representative associations. 

Malcolm Cole

Malcolm spent 15 years as a journalist working in newspapers, radio and for the National Newswire Service AAP.  He worked in Canberra as the National Political Correspondent for The Courier Mail, and served as a director of the National Press Club.  Malcolm was The Courier Mail’s State Political Editor and worked as a journalist with Australian Provincial Newspapers and ABC Radio news.  Malcolm served two years as a Ministerial Media Adviser, working for the Minister for Ageing and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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