The tips have been pouring in for Crikey’s Real Register of Lobbyists. As Crikey quickly discovered yesterday, Stephen Loosley has NOT made a lightning shift back to PWC, but is happily ensconced at Babcock and Brown. Apologies to the former Senator – the culprit now sports a very attractive First Dog On The Moon bullet in the head.

Although we gave the proposed Register of Lobbyists a thorough serve yesterday, we should still note that it represents a significant step forward in terms of greater transparency, and if nothing else will be a start for a mechanism that will hopefully eventually encompass everyone looking to influence government. And you can bet John Faulkner is not making himself especially popular within the ALP with this and other reforms to improve political accountability.

Keep the tips coming — Crikey is especially interested in a very specific category of lobbyists – those with only a handful of clients, who have business cards and email addresses at each, so they look like employees (and thus don’t need to register), but are in fact full-time third-party lobbyists. Know any? Tell us.

And an experienced lobbyist also points out that the code requires that lobbyists not “cause or threaten any detriment” when engaging with Government representatives. This would presumably include pointing out the negative electoral consequences of a policy, or noting that a particular option might cause prices to rise or some other negative outcome.

Here are the new entries:


  • Nola Watson – IAG
  • Justin Ward – IAG
  • Dallas McInerney – NAB
  • Vanessa Jones – NAB
  • Dr Barbara Carney – Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Andrew Conway – National Institute of Accountants
  • Richard Gilbert – IFSA
  • Alastair Kinloch – AMP
  • Victoria Somlyay – Westpac
  • David Cox – Challenger
  • Hugh Funder – ABN-AMBRO
  • Doug Clark – Securities & Derivatives Industry Association
  • Nicholas Schofield – Allianz
  • Gerard Brown – ANZ
  • Warwick Ryan – KPMG
  • Rachel Merton – KPMG
  • Colin Radford – Deloitte


  • Gavin Jackman – BP
  • Wayne Gregory – Origin
  • Warring Neilsen – Elgas
  • Christian Bennett – Santos
  • Phil Dalidakis – Victorian Association of Forest Industries


  • Pat Wilson – Coles

Health and Pharma

  • Nick Campbell – Johnson & Johnson
  • David Miles – Pfizer
  • Francis Sullivan – AMA
  • John Flannery – AMA
  • Chris Drummer – MBF
  • Craig Bosworth – Medibank Private
  • Alex Gosman – GSK


  • Rob Shilkin – Google
  • David Quilty – Telstra
  • Athol Chalmers – Telstra
  • Maha Krishnapillai – Optus
  • Dean Smith – Optus
  • Matt Carrick – Mincom

Infrastructure and logistics

  • Aaron Gadiel – NSW Urban Taskforce
  • Tanya Baini – Transurban
  • Chris Newton – Transurban
  • David Hawes – Qantas
  • David Cumming – RACV
  • Ari Suss – Linfox
  • James Tonkin – Connect East
  • Kelvyn Lavell – Plenary Group
  • Tony McMullan – Adsteam
  • Harold Scruby – Pedestrian Council of Australia (and Ausflag, if that counts)


  • Liam Bathgate – Tenix
  • Susan Crosby-Warren – Raytheon


  • Paul Evans – Lion Nathan
  • Bill Healey – Australian Hotels Association
  • Mark Domitrak – British American Tobacco
  • Fiona Patten – Eros Association
  • Chris Seage – Adult Business Association NSW

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