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Monday, June 29, 2009

Lobbyists register one year on

This discussion on Radio National's the National Interest suggests two prominent lobbyists think the registration scheme, now a year on, has had little or no impact on their operations. Robin Banks of the Public Interest Advocacy Center points out that registration, in the absence of regular reporting on contacts, and a scheme that doesn't extend to those who represent themselves, or to the lobbying of members of parliament, fails to deliver the transparency we should expect concerning influence peddling.

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