October, 2016

Lobbying: bin the code of conduct, time to learn from the Canadians

, Oct 31, 2016

The ministerial code of conduct on lobbying is a dead letter -- it's time to legislate what lobbyists can and can't do.

Keane: major parties squib lobbying reforms

, Mar 02, 2012

A Senate committee has quietly omitted the public interest from its consideration of how lobbying is currently regulated.

Ad campaigns are the last resort of failed lobbyists

, Apr 27, 2011

It’s quite astounding that in the 21st century political lobbying is still considered an arcane practice, writes blogger Drag0nista.

Who’s lobbying whom in the new paradigm?

, Sep 16, 2010

The current Lobbyist Register is no longer good enough in a Parliament where anyone can pass or defeat a Bill. Time for it to be extended to every MP.

Four to one: our lobbyist to MP ratio

, Sep 08, 2009

Federal Parliament now has at least four lobbyists for every MP and Senator, according to the Government’s Register of Lobbyists. And that's only counting third-party lobbyists.
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New lobbyists land in Canberra every week

, Jul 01, 2009

The Rudd Government's Lobbyist Register celebrates its first birthday today and is in rude health.

David Jones unhappy with ad agency?

, Jun 23, 2009

From a Crikey tipster today: Well-sourced rumour is that David Jones are mightily displeased that their advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi dumped them in it by making pre-teen girls in its ads look sexy.

Lobbyists, planes and code breaches

, Nov 13, 2008

If Qantas sells 40% of its Frequent Flyer unit, it will make David Epstein’s life a little more complicated in his new role at our major airline, writes Bernard Keane.

Liberals play spot the hypocrite on political accountability

, Nov 11, 2008

The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.

Lobbyist Register throws more light on ALP in-breeding

, Jul 21, 2008

The Lobbyist Register is a gift that keeps on giving for shedding light on the extensive links between third-party lobbyists and Labor politicians, writes Bernard Keane.