connecting, convincing, engaging

who we are

the brains behind the business

Under director Julie Harders Message matters has been helping organisations to communicate better since 1999.

Julie was formerly a senior communications manager, holding positions with corporates Aristocrat Leisure and the Australasian Performing Right Association and the NSW Premier's Department, Australian Film Finance Corporation and NSW Health in the public sector.

She has a Masters Degree in Business (Public Sector Management). Julie is full professional member of the Canberra Society of Editors and a former committee member of the Society of Editors (NSW). Representing the latter, she contributed to introduction of the national accreditation system for Australian editors.

Julie is active in the communication profession as a workshop presenter and author of opinion pieces that challenge and inform.

professional standing

Message matters is a leading plain English practitioner known for bringing clarity and consistency to Cabinet papers, policy documents, corporate websites and major reports. We're also the communication agency of choice for difficult material that needs to be restructured and rewritten to appeal to a wide audience.    


a preferred supplier

We are an approved supplier of writing and editorial services to the Australian and NSW governments. The Australian Government agencies with whom we have worked to improve stakeholder communication include the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, ANSTO and Austrade. NSW agencies include:

  • Department of Family & Community Services NSW
  • Land & Housing Corporation
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • NSW Trade & Investment
  • Roads and Maritime Services
  • SafeWork NSW.

Outside the public sector we contract to Lawcover and the Australasian College of Physicians.

the team

Message matters draws on an experienced team of writers, editors and designers when managing complex projects.



Message matters either quotes on full projects or works on hourly rates. Our minimum charge is 3 hours.


Call us on 0414 482 021 for current rate information.

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