Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration


The operation of the lobbying code of conduct and the lobbyist register

The Lobbying Code of Conduct (the Code) was tabled in the Senate on 13 May 2008 by the then Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary, Senator the Hon John Faulkner. In addition, the Minister announced the establishment of the Register of Lobbyists (the Register)...

Government advertising (accountability) bill 2011

This report examines the Government Advertising (Accountability) Bill 2011, introduced by Senator Xenaphon. The Government Advertising (Accountability) Bill 2011 (the bill) was introduced into the Senate by Senator Xenophon on 21 June 2011. On 7 July 2011, the Senate, on the recommendation of the Selection...

Independent arbitration of public interest immunity claims

This report looks at public interest claims made by government in response to orders of the Senate or of Senate committees for the production of information and documents. It recommends against the Senate adopting the process of independent arbitration over public interest immunity claims proposed...