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Australia’s lobbyists are winning thanks to a ‘piss-poor’ regulatory framework

It's impossible to hold lobbyists to account when they're operating within such a shoddy framework

Health Minister Greg Hunt with Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch Committee member Paul Jaffar (Image: Instagram)

Hard pill to swallow: questions persist on $20 million pain grant

Last week, Inq investigated the influence of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Today, we look at one example of what it gets for its efforts.

MP turned lobbyist Santo Santoro resigns from the Howard ministry in 2007 (Image: AAP/Mark Graham)

Selling access: a who’s who of politicians-turned-lobbyists

The ranks of lobby groups in Australia will always be teeming with ex-politicians. Crikey takes a look at a few notable examples...

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What is the Pharmacy Guild and why did it donate $15k to One Nation?

The average suburban pharmacist may appear innocuous, but together, they make up one of Australia's most powerful lobby groups

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Canberra blocks prominent Chinese political lobbyist Huang Xiangmo

Good morning, early birds. Chinese lobbyist and billionaire political donor Huang Xiangmo has had his Australian permanent residency blocked, and Scott Morrison rules out a snap election resulting from any upcoming losses in parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 <b>John Menadue</b>.

Secret lobbying is pervasive and insidious

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.

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

So you wanna be a lobbyist …

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.

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

The secret life of lobbyists

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.