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Corruption risks rise when politicians turn lobbyist: Transparency International

Mining Coal Sustainable development Politics Political ethics Government accountability Financial disclosure

Former politicians and political advisers who become lobbyists for the corporate sector should be subject to strict "cooling off" periods, warns the anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

A report examining corruption risks in the mining sector singles out Martin Ferguson and Ian MacFarlane who became lobbyists after serving as Resources Ministers in respective Labor and Coalition governments.

Transparency International Australia chief executive, Serena Lillywhite, speaks with the ABC's Peter Ryan.

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