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Business Council budgeting: ‘No excuses!’ (except for its mates)

Bernard Keane August 30, 2016 3 Comments

What does the nation's self-appointed fiscal guardian say when the Coalition presides over a massive budget blowout? Why, it finds excuses not available to Labor.

Media briefs: lobbyists to the capital … US sell-off … in your face, Queen Vic …

Media briefs: lobbyists to the capital … US sell-off … in your face, Queen Vic …

Crikey September 9, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II receives another, figurative, crown. And other media tidbits of the day.

Secret lobbying is pervasive and insidious

Secret lobbying is pervasive and insidious

Crikey May 14, 2015 7 Comments

To re-establish integrity in government departments, we must first deal with the problem of vested-interests lobbying, writes former senior public servant and diplomat John Menadue.

So you wanna be a lobbyist …

So you wanna be a lobbyist …

Crikey September 5, 2014 8 Comments

Reading headlines about ICAC and Eddie Obeid might have you thinking successful lobbying is mostly graft with some slippery footwork thrown in. But Alistair Nicholas, senior adviser in the government relations and public affairs practice of Weber Shandwick Australia, says there's quite a bit more to it.

The secret life of lobbyists

The secret life of lobbyists

Crikey July 16, 2014 6 Comments

Why do some lobby groups get the audiences they want while others go home empty-handed? Colin Jacobs, a former staffer to Senator Richard Di Natale, explains the tricks of the trade.

Liberals, lobbyists and finding the fine line between them

Liberals, lobbyists and finding the fine line between them

Crikey April 24, 2014 5 Comments

Political lobbying is an incestuous reality. But where does it cross the line into corruption? Governance expert and ACIL Allen executive director Stephen Bartos explores.

Saville’s Shout: politics’ revolving door … antisocial app …

Saville’s Shout: politics’ revolving door … antisocial app …

Margot Saville March 24, 2014 3 Comments

With Australia allowing -- even encouraging -- politicians to profit from holding ministerial portfolios once they retire from politics, is it any wonder Arthur Sinodinos is in hot water?

Lobbyists are all born equal, so regulate the lot

Lobbyists are all born equal, so regulate the lot

Crikey October 18, 2013 3 Comments

Populist laws aimed at regulating lobbyists might seem butch, but looking deeper they are a sham, writes STW Group government lobbyist Justin Di Lollo.

Crosby Textor rises from the lobbying ashes under Abbott

Crosby Textor rises from the lobbying ashes under Abbott

Matthew Knott October 15, 2013 5 Comments

Liberal-aligned lobbying firms Crosby Textor and Barton Deakin have ballooning client lists after the federal election. Here are some of their clients ...

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer October 1, 2013 5 Comments

Presumably federal cabinet has changed its mind about imposing a ban on officeholders in the Coalition parties acting as lobbyists. Either that or Alexander Downer is about to step down ...