Lobbying in Australia

Lobbying groups are part of the democratic prosses in this country, yet the rules surrounding how they operate are vague at best. Lobby groups will have a more public presence this year leading up to the voice referendum, with multiple organisations on both sides ramping up their campaigns.

Lobbying is usually done behind closed doors, so this more public showing of lobbying is a good time to see how much sway Lobbyists have in parliament and what happens when they overstep their boundaries.

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Produced By: Dominic Giles

Featured In Story: Dr Lindy Edwards, Researcher of Australian politics specialising in Political Lobbying and Political Economy UNSW

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 19 July 2023