Brett de Hoedt

Brett de Hoedt

Public relations expert

Brett is a media trainer and the founder of Hootville Communications, a public relations agency that serves not-for-profit clients. Prior to starting Hootville, Brett worked as a print journalist, talk radio host and publicist with various media organisations including Truth, New Idea, Channel 7, ABC TV, ABC radio and radio 3AK.

He recently returned to the airwaves, hosting a Saturday morning show on Melbourne's 1377AM MyMP. Brett is a true believer in community causes, community organisations, and the people who choose to support them.

Brett will moderate a panel session at the next Communities in Control conference in May 2017.

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Speeches:

Added 25 May 2015

Brett de Hoedt, Alan Crabbe, Alicia Darvall, Jo Lim, Anna Robinson

Panel Session: Crossing the electronic frontier - or straddling the electric fence

Uber is disrupting taxi driving, airbnb is disrupting the hotel business, what new app is going to disrupt the community sector? Or has it happened already and nobody's told you?

Added 26 May 2014

Brett de Hoedt, Cr Stephen Mayne, Rowena Doo, Maggie Maguire, Peter Kenyon

Panel Session: The Great Debate - Bambi v Godzilla - Not-for-profit, charity and council mergers

Should community groups, charities and local government authorities be small, nimble, and responsive, or big, cost-effective, and secure?

Added 29 May 2012

Brett de Hoedt, Eyal Halamish, Cr Stephen Mayne, John Thwaites, Fran Bailey

Panel Session: Government Works - The OurSay Panel Responds

Hear what our panellists have to say on the issues you and your peers voted as most important.

Added 01 June 2010

Brett de Hoedt, Hugh de Kretser, Paul Bird, Cr Stephen Mayne

The Great Debate: Are Communities Out Of Control?

If you believe the shock jocks, our communities are spiralling out of control with increased crime, race attacks, knife fights and other dysfunction. But is this the reality?

Added 16 June 2009

The Hon Joan Kirner AC, The Hon Clare Martin MLA, Brett de Hoedt, Joan Hughes, Lesley Hall

The Great Debate: Income Tax Should be Increased to Assist with Australia's Economic Recovery

If the government gets more money who has more control? You, the community, or them, the government? Them, the government. Right?

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