Sign the petition for a lobbying inquiry
Powerful industries like gambling, mining and tobacco spend millions of dollars employing lobbyists to meet with politicians in secret. Thousands of these professional industry lobbyists walk the halls of our federal parliament, working to influence policy decisions in their favour.
Lobbying is a legitimate part of a representative and functioning democracy. However, unregulated lobbying carries with it a real risk of corruption and disproportionate influence.
Lax regulation and weak enforcement are allowing the influence of powerful industries to remain secret.
We’re campaigning for a national law to regulate lobbying – to ensure it is transparent and open, protect government decision-making from undue influence, and improve public trust in our democracy.
The first step in winning these reforms is a parliamentary inquiry into lobbying, with broad remit to call witnesses and hear evidence about the extent and impact of professional lobbying on Government decision making.
Sign the petition to support a Parliamentary Inquiry into Lobbying.