by Holly Walker
The Bill passed its first reading in parliament with unanimous support from all parties and is now before the Government Administration Select Committee.
The Bill aims to bring a measure of transparency to lobbying activity, as well as enhance trust in the integrity of Parliament and political decision-making.
It seeks to do this by:
. establishing a Register of Lobbyists
. empowering the Auditor-General to develop a code of ethics for lobbyists
You’ve got until Friday 5th of October to get your submission in. I encourage everyone to have their say on this important issue.