There shall be a Register of Lobbyists that contains the following information:
(a) the business registration details of the Lobbyist, including names of owners, partners or major shareholders (as applicable);
(b) the names and positions of all persons employed, contracted or otherwise engaged by the Lobbyist to carry out lobbying activities;
(c) the names of third parties for whom the Lobbyist is currently retained to provide paid or unpaid services as a Lobbyist; and
(d) the names of persons for whom the Lobbyist has provided paid or unpaid services as a Lobbyist during the previous twelve months; and
(e) the name, employer and any former affiliations detailed below of a Lobbyist, or a Government Affairs Director, who:
(i) has held the position of National or State Secretary/Director or Deputy or Assistant Secretary/Director of a registered political party;
(ii) is a former Minister or Parliamentary Secretary of a State or Commonwealth Government; or (iii) has been a Chief of Staff, Senior Adviser or Adviser in the private office of a Commonwealth or State Minister, or Parliamentary Secretary.
A Lobbyist or Government Affairs Director wishing to engage in Lobbying activity shall apply to the Public Sector Standards Commissioner to have their Lobbyist’s Details recorded in the Register of Lobbyists. A Government Affairs Director is not required to have their Lobbyist’s Details recorded in the Register of Lobbyists if they have no former affiliations as described in clause 5.1(e)
A Lobbyist shall submit updated Lobbyist’s Details to the Public Sector Standards Commissioner in the event of any change to the Lobbyist’s Details as soon as practicable, but no later than 10 business days after the change.
A Lobbyist shall provide to the Public Sector Standards Commissioner within 10 business days of 30 June each year: (a) written confirmation that their Lobbyist’s Details are up to date; and (b) statutory declarations as required under paragraph 9.1.
A certified copy of a statutory declaration sworn for the purposes of annual confirmation of details for the Commonwealth Government Lobbyist Register can be used to meet the requirements of this clause.
The registration of a Lobbyist shall lapse if a confirmation and updated statutory declarations are not provided to the Public Sector Standards Commissioner within the timeframes referred to under clause 5.4.
A Government Affairs Director who is required to have their Lobbyist’s etails recorded in the Register of Lobbyists shall provide to the Public Sector Standards Commissioner within 10 business days of 30 June each year written confirmation that their Lobbyist’s Details are up to date, failing which the registration of the Government Affairs Director shall lapse.
Reviewed 06 July 2021