The ‘revolving door’ for health lobbyists

Mention the ‘revolving door’ between politics and industry and the most recent examples of Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne might spring to mind.

Both the former foreign minister and the former defence minister took up consultancy roles connected with their government portfolios after quitting politics at the last election.

But other senior politicians – together with a plethora of political advisers and ministerial staffers – have taken similar routes before them.

New research, from the Sax Institute journal, ¬†Public Health Research & Practice, reveals that the ‘revolving door’ between government and the alcohol, food and gambling industries¬†has become a public health issue.

Listen to the interview with study author Professor Peter Miller on ABC Radio National’s Sunday Extra program.