Revolving door between politics and lobbying undermines good policy – report

The revolving door between Australian government and the gambling, alcohol and food industries is threatening public health and undermining evidence-based policy, a new report has warned.

A study published on Wednesday analysed the backgrounds of 560 lobbyists listed on the federal lobbyist register, including 197 who declared they had previously worked within government.

Researchers were able to identify the background of 122 former government representatives, finding 18% were previously MPs or senators, and 47% were senior advisors or chiefs of staff. Almost 20% were previously media or communications advisers.

Read the full story at Guardian Australia