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Lobbyists

Professional lobbyists who wish to lobby State or local government representatives in Queensland (Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, Ministerial staff, councillors (including mayors) and senior staff working in State or local government public sector agencies) must be listed on the Register of Lobbyists.

This is a requirement of the Integrity Act 2009.

Registration requirements previously set out in the Queensland Contact with Lobbyist Code were replaced on 1 January 2010 by requirements under the Integrity Act 2009 . Under the Integrity Act 2009, the Register of Lobbyists has become the responsibility of the Integrity Commissioner and will be administrated by his office.

To be listed, professional lobbyists who act on behalf of third party clients need to:

  • apply for inclusion on the Register of Lobbyists
  • provide information about the business and all individuals involved in lobbying
  • name the third parties for whom lobbying is undertaken with State government, local government, or both - whether paid or unpaid
  • for each listed person, if the person is a former senior government representative, the date the person ceased in the role of senior government representative
  • name those clients the lobbyist has provided paid or unpaid services as a lobbyist during the previous twelve months
  • update the register when their information changes

View the Register of Lobbyists

How to register as a lobbyist

Lobbyists need to comply with the requirements of the Integrity Act 2009 when lobbying State or local government representatives in Queensland.

About the register

The Register was established to make publicly available significant details about professional lobbyists who represent a client's views to government representatives, including:

  • the business registration details, including the names of owners, partners or major shareholders, as applicable
  • the names and positions of persons employed, contracted or otherwise engaged by the lobbyist to carry out lobbying activities
  • for each listed person, if the person is a former senior government representative, the date the person ceased in the role of senior government representative
  • whether the lobbyist lobbies
  • the names of third parties for whom the lobbyist is currently retained to provide paid or unpaid services as a lobbyist to the State Government, local governments or both, and whether or not they are paid for providing these services, and
  • the names of persons for whom the lobbyist has provided paid or unpaid services as a lobbyist during the previous 12 months.
Last update: 23 December, 2009
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Last updated
20 June, 2019

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