Lobbyist Registers Shrouded in Secrecy, research shows

Advocates and academics are calling for greater regulation and transparency when it comes to lobbying.  Current public lobbyist registers reveal little information as to who’s lobbying who, and how often, leaving experts concerned about undue influence, and the risk of misconduct and corruption.  Public health researchers are among those concerned, with worries the influence of …

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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, …

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Doctors Worry About Prescribing Pharmacists

The announcement from the NSW Government last weekend on pharmacists having the authority to give certain prescriptions for patients have left General Practitioners ropeable. They believe accessing to care could not be easily addressed solely by this pilot program, rather, putting pressures on the already fragmented healthcare system. Meanwhile, pharmacists argued that this brings greater …

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