Lobbying bill a step in the right direction

The coalition has at last produced its legislation on the registration of lobbyists.

22nd June, 2014

The coalition has at last produced its legislation on the registration of lobbyists. The administration, and especially public expenditure and reform minister Brendan Howlin, deserve credit for the departure which will see many insiders, the civil service, political advisers and politicians themselves inconvenienced and - for a time anyway - restricted in their future earning potential. It is an example of good government.

However, we are inclined to give two cheers - or maybe one...

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