The Public Sector Standards Commissioner is to keep and maintain the Register. The Public Sector Standards Commissioner shall not include on the Register the name of an individual, including any particular employee, contractor or person otherwise engaged by a Lobbyist, unless the individual, provides a statutory declaration to the effect that he or she:
(a) has never been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 30 months or more;
(b) has not been convicted, as an adult, in the last ten years, of an offence, one element of which involves dishonesty, such as theft or fraud; and
(c) has not received success fees on the tendering or awarding of a public project from the Victorian Government or State public sector body on or after 1 January 2014.
The Public Sector Standards Commissioner may at his or her discretion:
1) refuse an application to be placed on the Register of Lobbyists including any particular employee, contractor or person otherwise engaged; and
2) remove from the Register of Lobbyists a Lobbyist, or any particular employee, contractor or person otherwise engaged by a Lobbyist if, in the opinion of the Public Sector Standards Commissioner,
(a) any prior or current conduct of the Lobbyist or his or her employee, contractor or person otherwise engaged to provide lobbying services for the Lobbyist has contravened any of the terms of this Code; or
(b) any prior or current conduct of the Lobbyist or association of the Lobbyist with another person or organisation is considered to be inconsistent with general standards of ethical conduct; or
(c) the registration details of the Lobbyist or Government Affairs Director are: (i) inaccurate; or (ii) not confirmed in accordance with the requirements of clause 5.4 or 5.6; or
(d) there are other reasonable grounds for doing so.
Reviewed 30 June 2021