The industries and organisations that get what they want from government. In part two we stay in Canberra and look at the lobbyists, the industries and organisations most effective at getting what they want from the government. We also look at the revolving door between...
The Australian public supports stronger gun control and stricter restrictions and laws on firearms. Despite this, there is a real danger of our firearm laws being watered down. This report provides an account of the political strategies of the gun lobby.
Powerful and well-resourced business groups, unions and not-for-profits are influencing policy in Australia to serve their interests, sometimes at the expense of the public interest. Stronger checks and balances on policy influence are needed, to make Australian politics cleaner and fairer.
What is the nature of the New Zealand market for political lobbying? This article concludes that the question is not whether lobbying should be made more transparent via regulation, but rather how this can best be achieved.
More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.
The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s management of the Australian government’s Register of Lobbyists. It suggests that improvements could be made to communications, compliance management and evaluation for the code and the...
The ‘Politics’ of Australian Housing: The Role of Lobbyists and Their Influence in Shaping Policy16 Jan 2014
It is often taken for granted that governments intervene in the housing market to address social need and affordability concerns, but is this conceptualisation sufficient to capture the processes that inform housing policy-making?
Imagine Tony Abbott resigned to become a lobbyist tomorrow. He would be seeking to influence the political position of his party for his commercial benefit and the commercial advantage of his clients over their competitors. And if he did, he would be completely within the...