8. Principles of engagement with government representatives


Lobbyists and Government Affairs Directors shall observe the following principles when engaging with Government Representatives:

(a) not engage in any conduct that is corrupt, dishonest, or illegal, or cause or threaten any detriment;

(b) use all reasonable endeavours to satisfy themselves of the truth and accuracy of all statements and information provided to parties whom they represent, the wider public, governments and agencies;

(c) not make misleading, exaggerated or extravagant claims about, or otherwise misrepresent, the nature or extent of their access to institutions of government or to political parties or to persons in those institutions; and

(d) keep strictly separate from their duties and activities as Lobbyists any personal activity or involvement on behalf of a political party.