Register of Lobbyists
The Register of Lobbyists contains the following information about lobbyists who make representations to the Tasmanian Government on behalf of their clients:
- Business registration details and trading names of each lobbyist including where the business is not a publicly listed company, the names of owners, partners or major shareholders, as applicable.
- Names and positions of people employed, contracted or otherwise engaged by the lobbyist to carry out lobbying activities.
- Names of clients for whom the lobbyist conducts lobbying activities.
Any lobbyist who wishes to contact a Tasmanian Government representative for the purpose of lobbying activities must be registered and must agree to comply with the requirements of the Lobbying Code of Conduct.
On 1 July 2022, responsibility for administering the Lobbying Code of Conduct and the associated Lobbyist Register transferred from the Department of Premier and Cabinet to the Integrity Commission.
A review of the lobbying oversight system is currently underway. During this transitional period, the substance and requirements of the Code and Register, including the responsibilities and obligations of lobbyists and Government representatives, remain the same.