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Thursday, October 30, 2008

NSW to tick another transparency box

Now it's lobbyists in the sights as NSW Premier Rees pursues greater transparency and accountability, with this announcement of a NSW Government Lobbyist Code of Conduct including a public register to be in place by February 2009. It's to be modeled on the Federal and Western Australian precedents, with all of the weaknesses pointed out here in April. But things have come a long way since Premier Iemma made these dismissive comments about the need for any change in April 2007.

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