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Justin Wastnage

Director

Justin Wastnage is the principal of public affairs agency Message Shapers, which specialises in strategic communications for aviation and tourism companies. Previously Justin was the director of aviation policy at the Australian industry group Tourism & Transport Forum. In this role he led several successful policy campaigns for member companies. Core competences included visitor visa reform, border agency passenger facilitation, developing future airport concepts and the integration of public transport to airport precincts.

Prior to this Justin had had over 10 years in aviation and travel journalism, including at Flight International, where he was the founding online editor and a former political affairs correspondent based in Brussels. Justin’s early career was in technology public relations, working for Text 100 in editorial communications.

An honours graduate in European studies and French from the UK’s University of Derby, Justin also studied at the French Institut d’Études Politiques political studies school.

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