Benjamin Haslem

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Benjamin Haslem is a director of Jackson Wells Jackson Wells Morris [1], a privately owned Australian public relations firm specialising in issues management, government and media relations and organisational communications. The firm was called Jackson Wells Morris (JWM) from 2000 to 2008.

A biographical note states that Haslem came to Jackson Wells after 10 years working for The Australian [2] newspaper in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

At Jackson Wells, Haslem has managed and worked on projects for a number of Jackson Wells' major clients including World Audio Limited, Acer Computer Australia, Dell, FreightLink, Auspine, Leighton, the Australian Retailers Association, the Australian Newsagents Federation, James Hardie, Boral Limited, Clubs NSW, the Financial Planning Association of Australia, Given Imaging, the Insurance Council of Australia, Dell and the Constitution Education Fund.

Immediately before joining Jackson Wells Haslem was The Australian's High Court correspondent and regularly acted as Chief-of-Staff at the Sydney Bureau. From 1999-2002, he was based in the Parliamentary press gallery in Canberra where he covered welfare reform, the job network, the Attorney-General and education.

Between 1996-1999 he worked as a general reporter, state rounds reporter and court reporter for The Australian in Melbourne. He also reported on the Citylink tollway project, AFL matches, the 1999 state election and arts and entertainment.

Haslem first assignment at the newspaper was in Sydney as reporter on the commercial property section, covering rural property and Sydney Olympics rounds. During his cadetship at News Limited, Ben also worked on the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.

Before newspapers, Haslem was often heard on community radio programs for Radio Skid Row and the educational broadcaster, 2SER-FM[3].

Haslem has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in politics and psychology from the University of Sydney, where he was editor of the student newspaper, Honi Soit [4]. Haslem also holds a Graduate Diploma in Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney.