Paying the piper: the lobbyists who need to be rigorously controlled

Australia’s lobbying laws only apply to a small part of the lobbying industry, do not identify who is lobbying who and the sanctions are laughable. Lobbying works because politicians are sitting ducks for influence-peddling. According to the Australian government’s lobbyist Register, in March 2020 there were 590 registered lobbyists. That is three registered lobbyists for … Continue reading Paying the piper: the lobbyists who need to be rigorously controlled Continue reading »