Lobbying and the NSW public sector - the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in NSW (Operation Eclipse)

Year: 2019 Status: Current

The public inquiry being held in this matter is adjourned.

The ICAC is conducting a new investigation into the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in NSW. The investigation is examining whether enhancements to the Lobbying of Government Officials Act 2011 may be required, as well as the broader approach to addressing risks associated with lobbying and influencing practices.

Like the Commission’s previous examination of lobbying practices in 2010 (Operation Halifax), this investigation is not concerned with examining whether any particular individual may have engaged in corrupt conduct, but rather seeks to examine particular aspects of lobbying activities and the corruption risks involved in the lobbying of public authorities and officials. A public inquiry will be held as part of the investigation in August and October 2019. The inquiry follows a discussion paper, Enhancing the democratic role of direct lobbying in NSW, which addressed principles of transparency, integrity and fairness concerning or associated with lobbying practices in NSW.


View Operation Eclipse submissions here.

Interim paper

View information and links to the Operation Eclipse interim paper.

Media Releases
Witness Transcripts

View all transcripts associated with this investigation. The Commission makes every effort to post the daily transcripts of its public inquiries on its website by 8:00 pm each day when possible. If the Commission sits later than 4:00 pm, the daily transcripts, particularly the afternoon session, may not be available until the next working day.


Filename Date pp. Time
18-02-2020 Transcript 18/02/20 00409-00445 10.00am to 12.05pm
17-02-2020 Transcript 17/02/20 00384-00408 2.30pm to 3.32pm
17-02-2020 Transcript 17/02/20 00331-00383 10.00am to 1.17pm
22-10-2019 Transcript 22/10/19 00286-00330 2.00pm to 4.14pm
22-10-2019 Transcript 22/10/19 00244-00285 10.00am to 12.39pm
21-10-2019 Transcript 21/10/19 00180-00243 09.30am to 12.57pm
07-08-2019 Transcript 07/08/19 00143-00179 10.00am to 12.03pm
06-08-2019 Transcript 06/08/19 00120-00142 2.00pm to 3.11pm
06-08-2019 Transcript 06/08/19 00071-00119 10.00am to 1.01pm
05-08-2019 Transcript 05/08/19 00043-00070 2.00pm to 3.37pm
05-08-2019 Transcript 05/08/19 00001-00042 10.00am to 1.02pm

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