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Lobbyists obligations and Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct:

The purpose of the Lobbyists Code of Conduct is to provide standards of conduct for lobbyists. The standards are designed to ensure that contact between lobbyists and government and opposition representatives is carried out in accordance with public expectations of transparency and integrity.

Lobbyists must comply with the Code. Download the Code of Conduct.

Lobbyists obligations:

The Code of Conduct includes a requirement for lobbyists to notify their contacts with government and opposition representatives. The information is entered directly into this website and is available for public access.

View lobbying contacts.

The contact logs for each lobbying entity can also be accessed directly via their details page.

Registered lobbying entities can enter details of their lobbying contacts by logging into their online account. Detailed instructions on how to enter your information have been added to the appropriate section of the User Manual (PDF).

The required details are:

  • date of meeting
  • title(s) and or name(s) of government or opposition representative(s)
  • name of the lobbyist entity
  • name of the client, and
  • purpose of the meeting.

Under the Integrity Act 2009 (Qld) success fees are prohibited. That is an entity, other than a lobbyist, that has engaged a lobbyist to undertake a lobbying activity must not give, or agree to give, a success fee to the relevant lobbyist in relation to the lobbying activity.
For two years after a person becomes a former senior government representative or former opposition representative, they must not carry out a related lobbying activity for a third-party client.

A government representative, or opposition representative must not knowingly permit an entity that is not a registered lobbyist, to carry out lobbying activity for a third-party client with the representative.

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Last updated
15 April, 2019

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