Lobbying is an important and influential aspect of a healthy participatory democracy. It must be governed by high standards and be accountable, ethical and fair in terms of access to and influence on decision makers. Responsibility for ensuring such high standards lies with the lobbyists as well as all public office holders. In this submission, PIAC recommended the introduction of regulations for all Members of both Houses of the Parliament, their staff and third parties to require public reporting of activities, establishment of a Parliamentary Standards Officer and inclusion of sanctions.
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