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Australia’s federal lobbying regulation is weak compared with both international and state and territory standards. Revolving door cooling-off periods are rarely enforced and carry no real punishments.
Getting this long-awaited reform right is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the parliament and government to strengthen Australia’s system of democracy against official corruption.
The Pandora Papers lay bare the need for much greater scrutiny of offshore corporate structures, and the flaws in Australia’s own corporate registry system.
Federal Ministerial Standards and political integrity are once again put to the test with conflicts of interest and undue influence at risk.
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