Ingrid Harrison

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Ingrid Harrison is a Director of Corporate Communications Tasmania (CCTas), a Hobart-based public relations and lobbying firm. (CCTas is an affiliate of Porter Novelli Australia).

A cached biographical note on the Porter Novelli website states that Harrison has worked in journalism and PR for 34 years. "She has worked in newspapers and television news in Hobart and Melbourne and was a senior public relations executive with the University of Tasmania and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. With extensive business and media contacts, Ingrid provides specialist communications advice to the consultancy and its clients. Her major area of expertise is the preparation of strategic communications programs for the consultancy's current and prospective client base," the biographical note stated. [1]

Ingrid Harrison is the editor of the Tasmanian Business Reporter, a free monthly newspaper which is published in a "partnership between the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Corporate Communications".[2] She is also the editor of the Eastern Shore Sun, a newspaper and website for Hobart's eastern shore which is also published by Corporate Communications[3] and the editor of Brighton Community News, a free community newspaper published by the Brighton Council.[4]

Pushing the Pulp Mill

In August 2007, D.D. McNicoll noted that the August 2007 edition of "raised a few eyebrows, carrying three pages of what purport to be news stories extolling the virtues of the Gunns Ltd pulp mill proposed for the Tamar Valley." Under the headline of "Pulp mill is a must" but "and not a single voice of dissent to the project quoted, the newspaper has further inflamed businesses opposed to the mill, including wineries and tourism ventures in the lush valley. The paper's editor is Ingrid Harrison, wife of Tony Harrison, who handles Gunns' PR. Tony Harrison's Corporate Communications publishes the paper in partnership with a local business group. Mere coincidence, perhaps. Two pulp mill advertisements - a taxpayer-funded defence of Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon's fast-track assessment process and a separate colour, pro-mill ad by Gunns - run large under the pro-mill stories. Another coincidence?"[5] (Harrison and Corporate Communications no longer have Gunns as a client).

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  1. "Porter Novelli Australia People", accessed August 2007.
  2. "About", Tasmanian Business Reporter, accessed July 2009.
  3. "Contact Us", Eastern Shore Sun, accessed July 2009.
  4. "Brighton Community News", Brighton Community News, March 2009, page 2.
  5. D.D. McNicoll, "Pulp journalism", The Australian, August 14, 2007.