Regulating lobbying in Australia
A voluntary federal register, which wasn't publicly available, operated between March 1984 and 1996. However, in the wake of the lobbying scandal in Western Australia involving Brian Burke, proposals for the re-introduction of a register were mooted by Kevin Rudd, the leader of the Opposition Labor Party.
Registers of Lobbyists in Australia
Other SourceWatch Resources
- Regulating lobbying
- Regulating lobbying in the Australian Capital Territory
- Regulating lobbying in New South Wales
- Regulating lobbying in the Northern Territory
- Regulating lobbying in Queensland
- Regulating lobbying in South Australia
- Regulating lobbying in Tasmania
- Regulating lobbying in Victoria
- Regulating lobbying in Western Australia
- Marian Wilkinson, Shining a light on the lobbyists", Sydney Morning Herald, March 6, 2007.
- "Rudd vows crackdown on lobbyists", The Age, March 6, 2007.
- Andrew Parker, "Lobbying is an essential component of our democracy: The Brian Burke scandal should not result in an entire profession being tagged as corrupt, as some columnists claim", The Australian, March 09, 2007.
- Cameron Stewart, "Out of the shadows: Lobbyists don't like the spotlight but realise the Brian Burke affair could hasten a clean-up of the industry", The Australian, March 17, 2007.
- NSW Greens, "Greens plan to put lobbyists on short rein", Media Release, March 18, 2007.
- Steve Burrell, "Business lobbyists too often 'yes' men", Sydney Morning Herald, March 13, 2007.
- Peter Mares, "Lobbyists unite", The National Interest, ABC Radio National, March 11, 2007.
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