Our Democracy Alliance submission into Inquiry into access to Australian Parliament House by lobbyists

This submission has been signed by 18 civil society organisations with the common goal of reducing big industries’ influence over Australian politics – including industries like gambling, fossil fuels, weapons and tobacco – and increasing the accountability of our elected representatives.

The submission addresses the importance of regulating lobbying, as well as the reform we need such as:

  • extending the federal Register of Lobbyists to include in-house lobbyists;
  • requiring lobbyists to provide regular disclosure of their lobbying activity;
  • strengthening enforcement of the lobbyist code of conduct;
  • requiring Ministers, Shadow Ministers and senior Ministerial staff to publish their diaries;
  • and stopping Ministers moving into industry jobs.