Strategic policy, research and advice

Policy-making is complex. People are complex, our communities are rich and diverse, and society is a fabric woven from so many strands that it cannot be unpicked.

Hamilton Stone are experts in research, community engagement, data and politics. We embrace complexity and understand it.

We work with information, with values, with people, and with ideas. We value empathetic relationships, incisive analysis, creative insight, and high-quality communication.

We develop solutions and advice for clients, tailored to their context and need.

When you contract us, we work collaboratively with you and immerse ourselves in your project.

We like making a difference in the world and like working with organisations that do, too.

What our clients say

The team from Hamilton Stone, led by Ian Holland, did a superb job in providing analysis, writing and editorial advice for the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes. They brought hearts as well as heads to the sensitive topic of residential aged care quality. They produced excellent written work, met very tight deadlines and helped us produce a timely, clear and accessible report and recommendations.
— Professor Ron Paterson ONZM, Co-chair, Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes
Hamilton Stone provided an excellent consultancy service with thorough analysis and forward-thinking policy strategy. The research and submissions they provided were comprehensive, and we reached our desired outcome efficiently. We particularly appreciated their thoughtful and flexible approach, and would not hesitate to recommend Hamilton Stone.
— Professor Anne Tiernan, Dean, Griffith Business School
Hamilton Stone undertook editorial work for me in compiling the Legislative Review of Aged Care in 2017. They were invaluable members of the Review Secretariat and did an excellent job, being able to convey complex issues in a simple, logical and readable form. I would certainly use their services again on similar tasks.
— David Tune AO PSM, Chair, Aged Care Legislated Review
Ian Holland of Hamilton Stone provided the Aged Care Financing Authority with cornerstone research, advisory and report writing services for its review of the Aged Care Bond Guarantee Scheme...I have no hesitation in recommending Hamilton Stone for any consultancy where the client is seeking to challenge, analyse and improve the body of knowledge upon which recommendations and decisions depend.
— Lynda O'Grady, Chairman, Aged Care Financing Authority

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