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Question Without Notice No. 869 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 September 2018 by Hon Charles Smith

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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INTEGRITY (LOBBYISTS) ACT

869. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the Integrity (Lobbyists) Act 2016.

(1) Have there ever been any offences under section 8(1) of the act?

(2) Have there ever been any offences under section 24(1) of the act?

(3) Does the government have any intentions to make Western Australia's lobbying rules more robust?

(4) Does the government have any plans to place a requirement on those employed by government to be prevented from joining a lobbying firm for a set period greater than 18 months?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The Public Sector Commission advises the following.

(1) The commission has not instituted any actions under section 8(1) of the Integrity (Lobbyists) Act 2016.

(2) The commission has not instituted any actions under section 24(1) of the Integrity (Lobbyists) Act 2016.

(3) The Public Sector Commission's advice to government is that the current act is considered to be sufficiently robust.

(4) The Public Sector Commission's advice to government is that there is no need for such a change.