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Monday, November 16, 2009

NSW announces clean-up on donations, lobbyists

NSW Premier Nathan Rees had a big weekend, winning on some important issues at the State ALP Conference and announcing an immediate ban on donations to the Labor Party by developers, a ban on the appointment of lobbyists to all public boards and committees, and guidelines to be developed by the Minister for Planning to govern meetings between public servants, lobbyists and other parties. As Anonymous rightly commented on the previous post, announcements are one thing, implementation another. And there is plenty of scope to do more on the lobbyist front. But these are moves in the right direction.

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