Queensland Economic Advocacy Solutions

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About QEAS

Queensland Economic Advocacy Solutions was set up by Nick Behrens following two decades of experience representing and researching issues impacting on Queensland’s and Australia's small businesses and the not for profit sector (NFP). 


How we work

QEAS can be engaged for either a special project (for the entire project or just the parts you need help with) or on an ongoing basisWe will take the time to understand your unique challenge and create a partnership with you to tailor a solution. With your guidance QEAS will:

Assess: We will meet with you free of charge to understand the challenge, discuss how we can help, identify a range of initial and potential options, identify influencers and discuss other issues of relevance. 

Decide: We will provide a draft scope of works, proposed timeframes, milestones and fees.  Following agreement between parties QEAS will provide a formal engagement letter.

Execute: In short everything we promise we deliver.

QEAS engages with confidentiality, integrity and provides a realistic indication of anticipated outcomes.


About Nick Behrens

Across his professional career Nick has realised many outstanding outcomes to complex challenges for the business community and NFPs.

He possesses significant experience in gathering and presenting information, and leveraging that information to achieve outcomes across a range of areas impacting on business including taxation, regulatory environment, workers compensation, employment legislation and infrastructure issues.

Nick's representations are based on extensive research and his preferred approach to lobbying and representation has always been to achieve results rather than headlines by working with stakeholders behind the scenes to secure positive outcomes for the business community.

He places much emphasis on having a thorough and convincing set of arguments that is readily understood; and offers solutions, not just problems.

As Director of QEAS Nick offers:

  • Exceptional understanding of social, political and economic issues impacting on business;
  • Considerable real-world application of project, business and economic research and analysis;
  • Significant expertise in advocacy, including government and stakeholder relations;
  • In-depth and firsthand knowledge of the workings of Government;
  • Extensive networks in political, government, business and community sectors;
  • Previous appointments on a number of high level Government committees;
  • Significant commercial expertise; and
  • Media commentator