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

Year: 2019 Status: Current

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.

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The witness list will be available prior to the commencement of the enquiry.

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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.

Transcripts will be available once the enquiry has commenced.

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Exhibits will be available once the enquiry commences.

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