It's no secret that a conga line of rent-seekers is currently making its way to Canberra, using the pandemic as cover for pushing conservative agendas.

Various groups such as the IPA and BCA are trying hard to make sure that the Coalition doesn’t resile from its neoliberal agenda and start behaving like socialists.  

But it’s not just the conservatives taking this opportunity to lobby governments. The progressive groups are also doing it, capitalising on the public’s newly-founded enthusiasm for bigger government.