The ministerial code of conduct on lobbying is a dead letter -- it's time to legislate what lobbyists can and can't do.
A Senate committee has quietly omitted the public interest from its consideration of how lobbying is currently regulated.
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.
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.
The Rudd Government's Lobbyist Register celebrates its first birthday today and is in rude health.
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.
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.
The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.
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.